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The Bushman or San paintings are one of the Drakensberg’s and South Africa's greatest cultural treasures. Some 20 000 individual rock paintings have been recorded at 500 different cave and overhang sites between Royal Natal National Park and Bushman's Neck.

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is renowned for the exceptional beauty of its mountainous landscapes, filled with hidden natural and cultural treasures, and is listed as South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage Site, meaning that it has both natural and cultural values of outstanding universal importance.

Beyond its natural beauty and diversity of animal and plant species, as well as the variety of its habitats, the power of its cultural values lies in the San hunter-gatherers and their pre-eminent rock art, the quality, multiplicity and religious nature of which contributed greatly to the UDP's World Heritage status.

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