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The Drakensberg range at the border of South Africa and Lesotho is part of the Great Escarpment. Its highest elevation is the Thabana Ntlenyana (3'482 m) within Lesotho. Other major peaks are the Mafadi (3'450 m), Njesuthi (3'408 m), Champagne Castle (3'377 m), Giant's Castle (3'315 m), Mont-Aux-Sources (3'283 m), Cathedral Peak (3'005 m) and the Popple Peak (3'331 m).

(link to Drakensberg Escarpment stamp of Lesotho)

www.mountainstamp.com Drakensberg stamp 1938

South Africa 1938, "Crossing the Drakensberg".
(100th Anniversary of the Great Trek)

 

www.mountainstamp.com Amphitheatre Drakensberg Range stamp 1978

South Africa 1978, Amphitheatre of the Drakensberg Range.
The stamp was issued in the series "Tourism".

The Amphitheatre is situated in the northern part of the Drakensberg Range. It is over 5 kilometres in length and the cliffs are rising approximately 1'220 metres from the Tugela Valley in South Africa to the Lesotho plateau along its entire length. The Tugela Falls, the world's second tallest falls (after the Angel Falls in Venezuela), plunges 948 m over the basalt face of the Amphitheatre. The Eastern Buttres (3'047 m) is the peak on the far left and the Sentinel (3'165 m) is the peak on the far right.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Amphitheatre Drakensberg Range stamp 1986

South Africa 1986, Column Peak (2'929 m).
The stamp was issued in the series "Rock Formations".

 

www.mountainstamp.com South Africa 1988 Crossing the Drakensberg mountain stamp 1988

South Africa 1988, "Crossing the Drakensberg".
(150th Anniversary of the Great Trek)

 

South Africa 1998
The variable value stamp represent the KwaZuli Natal Province.
It was issued in the series "Variable value stamps 1998".
It shows a stylized view of the Amphitheatre.

 

www.waterfallstamp.com Lone Creek Falls stamp 1998

South Africa 1998
The stamp is showing an artist's composition of different elements, the Amphitheatre of the northern Drakensberg Range, an unknown waterfall (maybe the Tugula Falls) and a coastal town.

Lesotho 2001

The background shows a painting of a famous rock-formation, known as the Policeman's Helmet. The grey summit behind the rock formation is the Eastern Buttress of the Amphitheatre in Royal Natal National Park in South Africa.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Drakensberg stamp 2002 issued by Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos 2002, Cathedral Peak (3'005 m) of the Drakensberg Range.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

The stamp is showing a view from the Cathedral valley in South Africa towards the summits of the Cathedral Peak.

From left to right: Outer Horn (3'006 m), Inner Horn (3'005 m) and the Bell (2'928 m), the main peak (also 3'005 m) is not visible on this stamp, it is situated just at the right of the Bell.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Drakensberg stamp 2002 issued by St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent 2002, Giant's Castle (3'315 m) of the Drakensberg Range.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "The International Year of Mountains".

 

South Africa 2008, uKhahlamba - Drakensberg Park.
Amphitheatre of the northern Drakensberg Range.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Drakensberg mountain stamp 2013

South Africa 2013, Grays Pass, Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natel.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Rock Formations and the Cederberg".

The three summits in the center are known as Cathkin Peak (3'149 m) left, Champagne Castle (3'377 m) middle and Monks Cowl (3'229 m) middle/right.

 

Sentinel Peak in the Amphitheatre of Drakensberg stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Liberia 2014

Liberia 2014
Sentinel Peak in the Amphitheatre of Drakensberg.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nationalparks of Africa".

 

Mozambique 2016, Eagle (Aquila rapax)
The Amphitheatre of Drakensberg Range in the background.
The stamp was issued in the series "Eagles".

 

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