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A breath of fresh air on the Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route

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IIf you’re into culture, art and crafts, the Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route is the place for you. From the landscape painters of Clarens and the Basotho cultural villages to the vast network of ancient rock art, it is here that South African culture comes to life on this unforgettable journey.

The Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route is a joint eco-tourism initiative between South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho. The route covers about 13 000km2 of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery along South Africa's north-eastern border with Lesotho.

You’ll catch famous names like the Amphitheatre and Giant's Castle and if you're a hiker or nature fanatic, you will instantly fall in love with this place as you make your way along the contoured paths that criss-cross these popular and scenic parts of the Drakensberg Mountain Range.

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AAlong the way, you’ll come across more than 22 000 ancient rock art paintings. These etchings of history recorded the daily lives and spiritual adventures of the “First People” – the original South Africans.

In summer, the Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route is a place of breathtaking beauty with grasslands, forests, clear streams, and a world of tree ferns and mosses that beg to be explored on foot.

But winter is when the mountains are at their grandest, covered in soft, white snow that urges adventurers to take to the slopes at Afriski, or watch raptors soaring above them at Sani Pass.

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