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The Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have a spectacular natural beauty. This range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops, deep gorges and crystal-clear mountain streams forms the core of an area of outstanding walking potential with something for everyone. The area has a unique geological structure and a fascinating history. Add to this a large variety of antelope and other mammals as well as a regular bird list of over 200 species and it's easy to understand why the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park has been designated a World Heritage Site.
This title offers 78 day walks in 11 of the 13 recognised areas that range from one km to 20km, and from easy to strenuous. It is also packed with information about the abundant wildlife in the Park.
Contents About the Author Dedication Acknowledgements - to be completed later Contents Introduction Getting there The climate - when to visit Using this guide Health, Safety and Security Maps Telecommunications Geology Mammals Snakes Birds The Habitats Bushman paintings The Walking Routes Royal Natal National Park (RNNP) Cathedral Peak Monk's Cowl Injisuthi Giant's Castle Highmoor Kamberg Lotheni Cobham Garden Castle Bushman's Nek Appendix A: Facilities within the areas of the Park Appendix B: Abbreviations Appendix C: Further reading
After retirement from working as a Consultant Paediatrician for 30 years, Jeff Williams qualified as a Safari Guide in South Africa. Currently he lectures on guiding and bird-watching, dividing his time between North Wales, the Haute Alpes in France and South Africa. He has also written walking and climbing guides to the Stubai Alps, Silvretta Alps and A-tztaler Alps in Europe.