Highlights and main attractions of Drakensberg
The highest mountain range in Southern Africa, with peaks that rise to 3,482 metres in height, the Drakensberg mountain range is an area of spectacular natural beauty. The mountains themselves span approximately 1,000 kilometres from southwest to northeast and meets Lesotho at its northeastern border. The San Bushmen rock paintings at Giants Castle are another highlight of the area and great for those looking to learn about the indigenous culture of the province. The same area also has some excellent hiking trails to fully appreciate the scenery and wildlife, which includes eland and majestic bearded vultures.
The dramatic outline of the jagged peaks has earned it the name ‘Barrier of Spears’ in local Zulu language, and it is often locally referred to as the ‘Berg’.