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Range Name(s): Drakensberg, Дракенсберг, Dragon's Mountain, uKhahlamba, Maluti, Maloti, Montañas del Dragón, Drakensberge, ドラケンスバーグ山脈, 德拉肯斯堡山脉, Драконовы Горы... Read more     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 3 482 m / 11 424 ft     Snow Line: Absent
Region(s): Africa     Average Length: 726 miles / 1 169 km
Location: Lesotho: Tovuz Rayon; South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal; Swaziland:     Average Width: 732 miles / 455 km
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -28°-31'-48.86''S
Parent Range: Great Escarpment     Nearest Airport(s): King Shaka International Airport (DUR);
National Park(s): South Africa’s Natal Drakensberg Park (KwaZulu-Natal); Giants castle;     Convenience Center(s): Durban;


The most beautiful mountain trekkings of Africa are here. Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa is not unlike any other mountain systems of the world: the peaks coexist with flat tops, and rainforests with meadows and savannas.
There is a version that these places inspired Tolkien, who was actually born in South Africa, to write his famous "Lord of the Rings ."
The highest peaks and most amazing
views are all near the border area between Lesotho and Natal provinces. Here tower rocks, towering over the sand contrasting foothills and green meadows.... Read more


The highest mountain range in South Africa. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000. Drakensberg is a rocky massif, beautifully cut by numerous rivers. Drakensberg Mountains are characterized by table tops, jagged peaks and steep slopes stepped plateau.


Located in the southeast of Africa, mostly in South Africa.

Africa, Lesotho: Mokhotlong

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• State of Lesotho, on whose territory the Drakensberg Mountains are – is a unique enclave in South Africa, limited with those mountains in the east and south. The routes here are the one of the best among all Africa.


• On the east cliffs of Drakensberg there are Tugela Falls formed by five separate stages. The largest of these, 411 m tall, overthrows 1 cubic meter per second. Total height of all the streams - 948 meters, which allows naming Tugela the second highest waterfall of the world after Angel (Venezuela).


• Versions of the name’s origin of Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa are covered by mysterious sense. According to one version, clouds and mist hanging over the slopes are the steam from a hot dragon breath.
According to another version the mountains got the name because of the wildness, inaccessibility
and appearance (rock teeth resemble dragon's mouth).... Read more



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