It was proclaimed World Heritage site in 2000, South Africa’s first premier mountain wilderness and cultural site, on the border of SA and Lesotho and is mostly a vast national park, called now the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. This spectacular natural landscape also has many rock shelters, containing the largest and most concentrated group of San/Bushmen paintings (more than 6000 sites and featuring 22 000 paintings) in Africa, south of the Sahara. These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4000 yrs.
The highest range in Southern Africa, the “Dragon Mountains” or the “ Barrier of Spears”, reach their highest peaks along the border with Lesotho. The Mountain Range is actually an escarpment separating a high interior plateau from the coastal lowlands of Natal, and is the source of many streams, rivers and waterfalls which ultimately flow out in the sea