The Drakensberg forms the border between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This vast region got the World Heritage status in 2000. At that time, the name became park uKhahlamba-Drakensberg.
Drakensberg means the Dragon Mountains in Afrikaans; the Zulus name them Quathlamba, meaning 'Battlement of Spears'.
The Drakensberg are separated in many zones where it is possible to do numerous treks. One would need a few weeks to do all the treks, and that if one is lucky enough to have the temperature on its side. I am presenting you some photos of the Northern and Central Berg. For the southern part, there were too many clouds, thunderstorms and rains when I passed through.
The Sentinel Peak hike doesn't go on top of the peak of the same name, but goes around it to reach the Royal Natal Park where the famous Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls can be seen.
The Tugela Fall drops from the Amphitheatre located in this park. The Sentinel hike reaches the top of the fall while, in this park, it is possible to get almost to the bottom of the fall after its 850 metres drop.
Here is part of the Amphitheatre seen from below. The Tugela fall is located somewhere near top watermark's 'W'. It is almost invisible from below.
The park also protects several rock paintings made by the San people. This one is about 800 years old.
Cascades near the campsite.
Here is another nice area of the Drakensberg. It is possible to do a long hike to Cathedral Peak. I waited 2 days before the sun came back, thus I didn't do this hike.
From this cottage that can be rented, there is a splendid view of the mountains.
Again, another nice area where I did a hike.
In the valleys at the foot of the mountains, there are many nice views and several villages.