Thursday, February 9, 2017

LESOTHO / SOUTH AFRICA - Maloti-Drakensberg Park

"The Maloti-Drakensberg Park is a transboundary site composed of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park in South Africa and the Sehlathebe National Park in Lesotho. The site has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts as well as visually spectacular sculptured arches, caves, cliffs, pillars and rock pools. The site's diversity of habitats protects a high level of endemic and globally important plants. The site harbors endangered species such as the Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres) and the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus). Lesotho’s Sehlabathebe National Park also harbors the Maloti minnow (Pseudobarbus quathlambae), a critically endangered fish species only found in this park. This spectacular natural site contains many caves and rock-shelters with the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa south of the Sahara. They represent the spiritual life of the San people, who lived in this area over a period of 4,000 years." -

Postcard 1: Central Drakensberg


"The Drakensberg is a famous area for hiking. I love to be there...", shares Gisela. 
Thank you so much for this card with colorful stamps, Gisela! =)

Postcard 2: Drakensberg in Kwazulu Natal Province

Thank you so much JP for this awesome postcard!
Hope you had a great time in South Africa last December!

Postcard 3: The Amphitheater & Tugela River

"Driving from Johannesburg to Durham with the scenic route,
we had the Drakensberg Mountains on our right all the way! Fantastic!",
shares Jean Pierre.
Thank you so much JP for sharing with me a glimpse of your trip in South Africa before 
Christmas 2016!  I love stamps too! ^-^

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