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Drakensberg
Maluti, uKhahlamba
Highest point
Peak Thabana Ntlenyana
Elevation 3,482 m (11,424 ft)
Dimensions
Length 1,000 km (620 mi) SW to NE
Naming
Etymology Dragon's mountain
Geography
Countries South Africa and Lesotho
Range coordinates 29°23′S 29°27′E / 29.383°S 29.450°E / -29.383; 29.450Coordinates: 29°23′S 29°27′E / 29.383°S 29.450°E / -29.383; 29.450
Type of rock Basalt and Quartzite
Natal Drakensberg National Park mountains
Hiking trail in the Drakensberg Mountains.

Drakensberg (derived from Afrikaans Drakensberge, literally: Dragon mountains) is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa. The highest peak is in Lesotho, where they are called Maloti. The drakensberg are also known for their many waterfalls, and cave paintings done by the San people.UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, which was created in 2000, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers part of the range.

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