Natal's western border is a rugged chain of basalt peaks - the Drakensberg. It is the country's grandest mountain range. The slopes are alive with clear ountain streams, waterfalls, wild flowers, ferns and ancient yellowwood trees. In winter, the summits are capped with snow.
Giant's Castle, Drakensberge (Natal)
Giant's Castle Game Reserve. One of the major reserves in the southern Drakensberg dominated by a 3,000 m wall of basalt incorporating the peaks Giant's Castle (3,314 m) and Injasuti (3,459 m). The Bushman's and Little Tugela Rivers flow through the reserve. Vegetation encompasses grasslands, woodlands, scrub and forest. The reserve serves as a sanctuary for the eland, other antelope and a variety of birds. Giant's Castle has one of of southern Africa's richest stores of Bushman rock art and Main Caves boasts more than 500 paintings in a single, large shelter.