Royal Natal National Park
|Royal Natal National Park|
Policeman's Helmet in Royal Natal Park
|Location||KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
|Area||8,094 hectares (80.94 km2)|
|Governing body||Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife|
The Royal Natal National Park is in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa and forms part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Notwithstanding the name, it is actually not a South African National Park managed by the SANParks, but rather a Provincial Park managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.
The main features of the park are the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a rock wall 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long by up to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) high, Mont-Aux-Sources peak where the Orange and Tugela rivers have their source, and the 948-metre (3,110 ft) Tugela Falls, the world's second-highest waterfall.
This park will be included into the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area Peace Park. This was also the site of Queen Elizabeth II's 21st birthday on April 21, 1947.
- "uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - APPENDIX 1 - COMPONENT PROTECTED AREAS OF THE DRAKENSBERG PARK". Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- "South African Nature reserves". Siyabona Africa Travel (Pty) Ltd South Africa nature reserve and game parks guide. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- "World's tallest waterfalls by total overall height". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
Media related to Royal Natal National Park at Wikimedia Commons
- Royal Natal National Park Accommodation
- Royal Natal at KZN Wildlife
- uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park at UNESCO World heritage
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