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  • Bushman painting, eland at Penwarn
    Bushman painting, eland at Penwarn
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  • Family on a hike, Winter 2002
    Family on a hike, Winter 2002
    by linnyloo
  • Mount splendor
    Mount splendor
    by johanl

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    Golf

    by Jenniflower Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Favorite thing: If you're after "eagles" and "birdies", tee off in the Drakensberg!

    Tall sandstone cliffs and lush valleys form the backdrop to rolling fairways and challenging greens... a more beautiful golfing experience you could not dream of :)

    Cathedral Peak, Champagne Valley and Hlalanathi host nine hole golf courses, and eighteen holes can be found at Champagne Sports Resort in the central Drakensberg.

    It is definately THE place to have a game of golf... you can use your own equipment or rent from the hotel/resort.

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    by aattwood Written Dec 29, 2004
    Cathedral Peak

    Favorite thing: The Drakensberg Mountains have many aspects and it is this diversity that attracts me. The mountains change with every season and with every diferent weather. You can hike till your feet are sore or you can just relax and take in the incredible scenery.

    The following Drakensberg Websites have a lot to offer
    www.drakensberg-tourism.com
    www.drakensberg.net
    www.south-africa-tourism.com
    www.south-africa-tours.com

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    Visit the Bushman Paintings

    by linnyloo Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    Bushman painting, eland at Penwarn

    Favorite thing: There are some exceptional Bushman paintings to be found inthe Drakensburg, including this one of a large eland located at Penwarn.

    There are an estimated 35 000 examples of Bushman art in the Drakensberg.
    Using predominantly red, orange, yellow, black and white derived from mixing natural materials such as clay, burnt wood and ochre oxides, San artists set about representing their world, both outer and inner.
    The oldest painting on a rock shelter wall in this World Heritage Site dates back about 2 400 years, but paint chips at least a thousand years older have also been found.

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    Drakensberg Hikes & Walks

    by linnyloo Updated Aug 17, 2003

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    Family on a hike, Winter 2002

    Favorite thing: The Drakensberg is a hiker`s paradise. In this 240,000ha world of sheer cliffs, deeply incised valleys and crystal clear rivers, the hiking experiences are endless.
    There are hikes and walks to suit most needs. These range from a gentle stroll to an extremely strenuous hike.

    A comprehensive hiking guide is available for purchase at the visitor centres at camp offices and at the main entrance gates to the various areas. The brochure shows a map of the Park and the network of hiking paths.

    Fondest memory: Garden Castle is our favourite area, which we have been visiting annually for the last 15 years.
    Garden Castle is the southern most part of the Drakensberg.
    Dominated by the Rhino, a 3051m Peak which extends about 2km from the main escarpment, the area is characterized by many unusual sandstone buttresses and other formations.
    The wildlife is diverse and the walks particularly scenic with many rock art sites in the sandstone caves and overhangs.

    A challenging hike takes visitors from 1840m up to the top of the Rhino with the reward of magnificent views from Lesotho to East Griqualand.
    Overnight hikers have the choice of numerous caves or may use a tent to camp but must carry all other requirements for their hike.

    There are 5 hiking trails with the Rhino coverering about 18 km and graded severe to extreme, as the most difficult.

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    Mountains, mountains and mountains

    by johanl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mount splendor

    Favorite thing: Drakensberg is a part of RSA where you can spend a lot of time. It is a large area in which hiking is great and the scenery amazing.

    Fondest memory: The quite surroundings, friendly people and the beautifull landscape

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