Having just traveled through Kwa-Zulu Natal I thought it appropriate to share a little information about one of the amazing sights in this green province of South Africa. The Drakensberg Mountains stretch for 1,000km across South Africa and also border Lesotho. South Africa’s highest mountain is also found in this range at 3,482 meters high or 11,424 feet. With names like Giant’s Castle, Champagne Castle, Cathedral Peak and Windsor Castle and with all these mountains towering over 3,000 meters there is another world out here for exploring.
The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park – in the local Zulu language meaning “barrier of spears” – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is also known as the” Dragon Mountains”. With geological origins spanning back 200 million years, the Drakensberg has a fascinating history which includes rare Bushman paintings and art from 35,000 – 45,000 years ago.
As a visitor you have a choice of the Southern Berg, with famous passes like The Sani Pass taking you into Lesotho and requiring a 4 x 4; the central Berg with Highmoor and Kamberg Nature Reserves and the Northern Berg with its mystical peaks and mind blowing photo opportunities!