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  The Drakensberg
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      The Drakensberg
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  • The Drakensberg - Province of KwaZulu-Natal
      The Drakensberg
    by MikeAtSea

Truly spectacular landscapes of exceptional beauty and one of the world's greatest collections of rock-art paintings combine to create the unique splendour of the uKhahlamba- Drakensberg Park.

Long regarded as the jewel in South Africa's tourism crown, 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 uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 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.

Directions: Situated in the Southern Drakensberg bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2005
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