Royal Natal National Park

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Royal Natal National Park
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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 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]


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - APPENDIX 1 - COMPONENT PROTECTED AREAS OF THE DRAKENSBERG PARK". Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. 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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