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Drakensberg

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointThabana Ntlenyana (3482 m/11,424 ft)
CountriesSouth Africa (77%), Mozambique (11%), Lesotho (8%), Swaziland (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesKwaZulu-Natal (23%), Limpopo (18%), Mpumalanga (15%), Eastern Cape (15%), Free State (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area402,418 sq km / 155,374 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,169 km / 727 mi North-South
732 km / 455 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long27° 26' S; 29° 55' E
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Map of Drakensberg
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Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Angola PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zambia PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Malawi HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         KalahariLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zimbabwe PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         South Africa PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         DrakensbergLevel 3
         Cape RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Drakensberg

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Thabana Ntlenyana348211,424 
2.Makheka346211,358 
3.Mafadi345111,322 
4.Lithotobolong Southwest3440+11,286+ 
5.Thaba-Putsoa3440+11,286+ 
6.Tsepeng343111,257 
7.Khubetsoana342511,237 
8.Makoaneng341611,207 
9.Injasuti Dome341011,188 
10.kaNtuba340111,158 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Drakensberg

Mafadi
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Mafadi summit with great team (2015 Winter Ascent) Photo by Herman Kalmer.
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Giant's Castle
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Giant's Castle Peak from the top of the Long Wall (2014-03-23). Photo by Jonathan Newman.
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Phofung
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Summit of Mont Aux sources 2016 Photo by Herman Kalmer.
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Namahadi Peak
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Namahadi as seen from the saddle between it and Flat Top (2015-08-10). Photo by Jonathan Newman.
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Iron Crown
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Beacon at the top (2015-07-12). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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