Probably the best known and most photographed feature of the Drakensberg is the magnificent Amphitheatre. Unfortunately due to all the rain in the area when we were there the Amphitheatre was only visible in its full glory on two out of the ten days of our visit.
The Amphitheatre is a 5 kilometer wide 1220 meter high rock wall towering above the Royal Natal National Park below. The highest point on top of the Amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources which stands 3282 meters above sea level. Both the mighty Orange River and the great Thukela (Tugela) River has their source on top of it while the Tugela Waterfall which cascades 948 meters down the rock face over five free-leaping falls is the second highest waterfall in the world.