National Geographic : 1931 Apr
HIMALAYAS OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS LIFT THEIR CRAGGY HEADS INA600-MILE RAMPART (SEE TEXT, PAGE 473) The range separates Natal from Basutoland and Orange Free State. Its highest peak rises about 12,000feet above sealevel and 7,oo000 above the surrounding country. Going up from Durban to Pietermaritzburg by train, the traveler passes through "the Valley ofaThousand Hills" and, continuing the journey, findbatts himself amid magnificent scenery at an altitude banishing memories of the tropic heat of the coast. Inthis region were fought many of the bitterest battles of the Boer wars.