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Drakensberg

Region(s): Africa, Lesotho: (Tovuz Rayon), Swaziland, South Africa: (KwaZulu-Natal)
Parent Range: Great Escarpment
Max. Elevation: 3 482 m / 11 424 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 726 miles / 1 169 km
Average Width: 732 miles / 455 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Drakensberg
Max. Elevation: 3 482 m / 11 424 ft
Region(s): Africa
Location: Africa, Lesotho: (Tovuz Rayon), Swaziland, South Africa: (KwaZulu-Natal)
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Starting Point: -28.530239013812828
30.30760332942009
Parent Range: Great Escarpment
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: Absent
Average Length: 726 miles / 1 169 km
Average Width: 732 miles / 455 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Convenience Center(s): Durban
National
Park(s):
South Africa’s Natal Drakensberg Park (KwaZulu-Natal), Giants castle

Location

Africa, Lesotho: (Tovuz Rayon), Swaziland, South Africa: (KwaZulu-Natal)
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    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.
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    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.
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    Located in the southeast of Africa, mostly in South Africa.
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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
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