Monday, August 16, 2010
South Africa - uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
Flowering cosmos and traditional African kraals make up the foreground while the heat of the morning sun causes cloud to form against the face of the 'berg.
Sent by Susi, a German postcrosser who is writing thesis in South Africa.
Ukhahlamba Park has outstanding aesthetic value. Soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks and golden sandstone ramparts all contribute to a spectacular environment. It contains significant natural habitats for in situ conservation of biological diversity, and has outstanding species richness of plants. It is recognized as a Global Centre of Plant Diversity and endemism, and occurs within its own floristic region: the Drakensberg Alpine Region of South Africa. The rock art is the largest and most concentrated group of rock paintings in Africa south of the Sahara and is outstanding both in quality and diversity of subject.