Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands

WWF Abstract

The Drakensberg Mountain Range, known in the Afrikaner language as "Dragon Mountains," is Lesotho’s highest and most impressive mountain range. The Drakensberg Alti-Montane Grassland and Woodland ecoregion is found on the highest reaches of these steep and rocky slopes, and it is home to a highly diverse and unique assemblage of plants and animals. Many of the plants, such as the spectacular spiral aloe, are endemic. Mountain reedbucks scale the steep mountain slopes, while fish swim in the magnificent rivers and streams. The high rainfall of this ecoregion and its many streams, lakes, and wetlands are an important source of water for the wildlife and people who live there.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:South Africa
Area:2,943,999 acres (1,191,394 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder