Drakensberg Range


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Drakensberg Range

(drä`kənzbûrg, Afrik. –bĕrkh), South Africa and Lesotho, extending 700 mi (1,127 km) NE–SW in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, and Free State. The Zulu name of the range is uKhahlamba [barrier of spears]. Thabana-Ntlenyana (11,425 ft/3,482 m), in Lesotho, is the highest point in the range and in S Africa. The mountains are part of the escarpment that forms the southern edge of the central plateau of Africa. Thousands of San rock paintings, some 3,000 years old, are found in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
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Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Streptaxidae), a new land snail from the Drakensberg range in Limpopo Province, South Africa, with notes on G.
The highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana-Ntlenyana (12,600 feet or 3,482 metres) is found in Lesotho's Drakensberg range.
In the Central Drakensberg range, a memorial seat bears the following inscription: ``I heard Africa call my name,I heard her voice beckon me to come.