If you love hiking, the Natal Drakensberg will be paradise for you. This huge 200km mountain range, runs alongside Natal and Lesotho, rising up to 3 482m. The 15 or so nature reserves and parks here (stretching for nearly 250 000ha) were created to limit the significant deforestation and control intensive farming that is causing devastating erosion. Don't miss the many examples of rock painting by Bushmen, a hunting and gathering people who lived here until the mid-19C.
Drakensberg – natural Zulu border
The mountainous region of KwaZulu-Natal forms a natural and practically impregnable frontier with the kingdom of Lesotho. The ramparts of golden sandstone and basalt summits have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site by virtue of its jaw-dropping landscapes and fascinating rock paintings.Discover