Royal Natal National Park

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Royal Natal National Park
Royal Natal Drakensberg 2015.JPG
Policeman's Helmet in Royal Natal Park
Map showing the location of Royal Natal National Park
Map showing the location of Royal Natal National Park
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Nearest city Harrismith
Coordinates 28°41′20″S 28°56′42″E / 28.689°S 28.945°E / -28.689; 28.945Coordinates: 28°41′20″S 28°56′42″E / 28.689°S 28.945°E / -28.689; 28.945
Area 8,094 hectares (80.94 km2)[1]
Governing body Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
The dawn chorus in Royal Natal National Park, recorded by David Watts on 27 November 1984

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.[1] 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,[2] and the 948-metre (3,110 ft) Tugela Falls, the world's second-highest waterfall.[3]

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This park will be included into the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area Peace Park.

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  1. ^ a b "uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - APPENDIX 1 - COMPONENT PROTECTED AREAS OF THE DRAKENSBERG PARK". Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Archived from the original on 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ "South African Nature reserves". Siyabona Africa Travel (Pty) Ltd South Africa nature reserve and game parks guide. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  3. ^ "World's tallest waterfalls by total overall height". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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