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Northern Drakensberg
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The Northern Drakensberg is a transboundary Water Source Area (shared with Lesotho) in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. A critical source area, the Northern Drakensberg hosts the Orange River and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. The Orange River has the country's largest dam, the Gariep Dam (meaning 'great water'), with a capacity of 5,340,000 megalitres. Additionally, SA's largest Ramsar site, the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (formerly Natal Drakensberg Park), is also located here.

  • Area: 10 302 km2
  • 9% protected, including the Golden Gate National Park
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Northern Drakensberg
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QUICK FACTS

Province
KwaZulu-Natal

Main rivers
Senqu
Caledon
Thukela
Orange
Vaal

Interbasin transfer systems
Thukela to Vaal Basin

Dams
Sterkfontein
Woodstock
Ntshingwayo
Spioenkop

Supplies water to
Gauteng and Free-State provinces
parts of the North West province (Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Orkeney, Stilfontein, Wolmaranstad, Vryburg)
parts of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Port Shepstone)