Welcome to Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The spectacular Drakensberg, meaning "Dragon Mountains," is one of
the top places to visit in KwaZulu-Natal and a popular vacation
destination for South Africans. It's also home to the country's
highest peaks. The region encompasses the World Heritage-listed
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a region of jaw-dropping beauty, with
jagged basalt buttresses and San rock art, and Royal Natal National
Park, home to the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre, a magnificent cliff
face and source of South Africa's main rivers. The Giant's Castle
Game Reserve in the region protects large herds of eland. Dense
forests flourish in the sheltered valleys, and the area is home to
more than 800 different species of flowering plants, as well as a
rich diversity of wildlife. In the summer, the mountain landscapes
are lush and fertile, with gushing waterfalls and crystal-clear
streams. In the winter, snow cloaks the dramatic peaks. Visitors
flock here to hike and bike the scenic mountain trails, fish for
trout, rock climb, abseil, parasail, and raft the waters of the
fast-flowing rivers. Hot air balloon rides are a great way to
appreciate the dramatic topography.

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