Royal Natal National Park – South Africa

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Royal Natal National Park - South Africa
Royal Natal National Park

In the Royal Natal National Park (an area of ​​about 8000 hectares), stretched at the foot of a mountain range with some of the highest mountain peaks of KwaZulu-Natal, it seems that the relatively limited size of the park zone itself is slightly below the size of the surrounding peaks, and the ridges “go” into the sky more distance than the length of the reserve.

Royal Natal National Park - South Africa
Royal Natal National Park

Royal Natal National Park is home to some of Drakensberg’s most vibrant, easily accessible and picturesque landscapes. The natural attractions of the park are crowned by the majestic Amphitheater, which is an eight-kilometer wall of high rocks and a canyon – a breathtaking sight from the bottom up, and even more so from a height.

Royal Natal National Park - South Africa
Royal Natal National Park

Royal Natal National Park

Here, from a height of 850 meters, the stream of the Tugela waterfall rushes down five rocky ledges (the upper tier often freezes in winter). “In the background” the background of the landscape picture is formed by the Mont-aux-Sources mountain (“Mountain of river flows”, height 3282 meters). It is named so thanks to three rivers: Tugele, Elandse and Western Kubedu – flowing nearby. The latter a little further becomes the river Senku (Senqu – “Orange” or “Orange”) and carries its waters to the Atlantic. People come to the park to take short walks in the bosom of nature and participate in multi-day hikes. The tourist infrastructure is well developed.

Royal Natal National Park - South Africa
Royal Natal National Park

Other noteworthy mountain peaks in the national park are the Devil’s Tooth, Sentinel and Eastern Buttress (Devils Tooth, Sentinel and Eastern Buttress, respectively). The Glen Mountain Nature Reserve adjoins the Royal Natal National Park on the northeast side.

Royal Natal National Park - South Africa
Royal Natal National Park

The Royal Natal National Park Visitor Information Center is located about one kilometer from the main gate. Nearby – grocery store. You can get comprehensive information about excursion programs and tours at Royal Natal Walks and Hikes and Royal Natal Walks and Climbs.


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