DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS| 25 Most Instagrammable Places in South Africa | Meet South Africa
Fifteen local and international Instagrammers visited attractions and spots in all nine South African provinces to photograph the best 25 Instagrammable locations in celebration of 25 years of democracy.
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As the highest mountain range in South Africa, the Drakensberg mountain range is known for its amazing natural beauty, and of course, the idea that it offers a wealth of recreational activities, placing tourists in the ideal scenario for having the best mountain escape experience of their lives. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Mountains is a World Heritage Site (UNESCO), since its home to most of the San rock paintings in the area, and also has the biggest range of plant-and-bird life.
uKhahlamba is a Zulu word and literally translates to “barrier of spears”. The mountain range was named after this word since it so closely resembles it in appearance, with its strikingly dramatic basalt formations. It’s called the Drakensberg range because early settlers believed that the mountains resembled the shape of a dragon’s back. From the panoramic views on offer (which is why it’s a mecca for hikers) to the abundant valleys and rivers, the Drakensberg Mountain Range truly is a natural wonder.