Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Drakensberg Mountains

Monday, October 1st, we left Johannesburg heading south to the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal province. These magnificent mountains form a natural border between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa.

The Drakensberg mountains has been on the list over UNESCO world heritage sites since the year 2000. Its highest peaks reach more than 3400 meters or over 11000 ft. In these mountains you find many recreational areas, with small self catering cabins or lodges where you can stay at a relatively low price and enjoy the majestic mountains. We were heading for Giant's Castle named after the nearest mountain towering 3315 meters/ 10877 ft. up towards the sky. For me the Drakensberg mountains were an extremely memorable part of the voyage, and a welcoming contrast to Johannesburg.

The coming days I will share more on our accommodation, home cooking and wine in our self-catering cabin, and on its history, flora, fauna and scenery.

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