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Waterfall on a cave, with the sandstone and basalt escarpment in the backbround, Mzimkulu Game Reserve, Drakensberg, Kwazulu-natal province
The Drakensberg (in Afrikaans "Drakensberge" means the Dragon Mountains), the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 metres, runs for some 1,000 kilometres from south-west to north-east.
The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt approximately 1,400 m thick, with sandstone lower down, resulting in a spectacular escarpment that is a combination of steep-sided blocks and pinnacles.
Among several waterfalls in the Drakensberg, is the Tugela Falls, cascading down 5 drops forming the second highest waterfall in the world.
PHOTO SOURCE: Lex Hes, courtesy of, and copyright, South Africa Tourism, a department of the government of South Africa, used with permission.
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