Drakensberg

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Drakensberg
Maluti, uKhahlamba
Maluti.jpg
Highest point
PeakThabana Ntlenyana
Elevation3,482 m (11,424 ft)
Dimensions
Length1,000 km (620 mi) SW to NE
Naming
EtymologyDragon's mountain
Geography
CountriesSouth Africa and Lesotho
Geology
Type of rockBasalt 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.