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Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg Mountains World Heritage Site is known locally as uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears). This mountain fortress comprises massive basalt cliffs and soaring sandstone buttresses which separate KwaZulu-Natal from the tiny Kingdom of Lesotho.

It is a beautiful area of endemic and threatened species and around 35,000 San rock art images. It is great for birdwatching, wildlife viewing and hiking too! It is also home to the largest population of clawless otters in South Africa.