Drakensberg National Park
Overview the Royal uKhahlamba- Drakensberg National Park's tourism information, its located is a truly spectacular landscapes of exceptional beauty that includes one of the world's greatest collections of rock-art paintings in South Africa. It combines a create unique splendour & tourist attractions at the uKhahlamba- Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal, KZN.
Long regarded as the jewel in South Africa's tourism crown situated along the country`s eastern coast, the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park was inscribed as a combined World Heritage Site in December 2000. This gave due recognition to its universal significance as a crucible of heritage and beauty.
The scenic Drakensberg national park with the largest propotion is falling in Kwazulu-Natal, is a global treasure being one of the most densely painted rock-art sites in the world, with more than 550 known San rock-art sites and, according to anthropologists, holding some of the best examples in the world with more than 40,000 paintings in all at these sites. These paintings are considered to be unique mainly because they represent the earliest specimens of rock art where colour and dimension were first introduced. It is believed that many more sites are still to be discovered and documented, read more.
For thousands of years, San hunter-gatherers, the indigenous inhabitants of southern Africa, lived in these mountains and skilfully painted the walls of the caves and rock overhangs that were their shelters, with a wealth of paintings that shed light on both the day-to-day and spiritual rituals of their ancient lives.
The enormous Drakensberg mountain range can be divided into four regions with it gateways, Bergville as the gateway to the mountains Northern Region, Winterton located at the foothills of the Central area, Himeville located in the Underberg are beneath the mountain's Southern region and East Griqualand and Umzimkhulu. The following reserves are included in this most beautiful Drakensberg mountain ranges, Mfifyel nature, Cathedral Peak, Monks Cowl state, Giants Castle reserve, Highmoor, Kamberg, Mkhomazi, Lotheni, Cobham, Vergelegen, Garden Castle and the Sehlabathebe national park.
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