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Maluti, uKhahlamba
Highest point
Peak Thabana Ntlenyana
Elevation 3,482 m (11,424 ft)
Coordinates 29°28′S 29°16′E / 29.467°S 29.267°E / -29.467; 29.267Coordinates: 29°28′S 29°16′E / 29.467°S 29.267°E / -29.467; 29.267
Length 1,000 km (620 mi) SW to NE
Etymology Dragon's mountain
Countries South Africa and Lesotho
Type of rock Basalt and Quartzite

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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