Natal Drakensberg Park

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Natal Drakensberg Park

  • Pays: 
    Afrique du Sud
  • Numéro du site: 
    886
  • Superficie: 
    242'813 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    21-01-1997
  • Coordonnées: 
    29°24'S 29°24'E
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Natal Drakensberg Park. 21/01/97; Kwazulu/Natal; 242,813 ha; 29°30'S 029°45'E. Wilderness Area, Nature Reserve, Game Reserve, Provincial Park, State Forest. Set in an extremely rugged area that includes three altitudinal zones along the border between South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, The Drakensberg is regarded as the most important mountain catchment in South Africa due to its high yield and water quality, supplying rural, agricultural, urban and industrial users downstream. Conserved since the turn of the century, the entire wetland system is in near-pristine state. The three largest rivers in Kwa Zulu-Natal originate here, supporting extensive wetlands of various types within the Afro-alpine and Afromontane belts. The area supports numerous endemic and endangered plant and animal species. Human activities include nature conservation and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. There are a research station and a conservation education center available. The site is renowned for the quantity, quality and variety of prehistoric rock art. Many parts are declared wilderness areas. Ramsar site no. 886. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Région administrative: 
Kwazulu Natal

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • wilderness area
    • nature/game reserve
    • provincial park
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    21-01-1997

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