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Ongeluksnek Nature Reserve opens

26 August 2008

The Ongeluksnek Nature Reserve, situated along the Southern Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape, officially opened last month.The reserve forms part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park (MDTP) and straddles South Africa and Lesotho's borders. A ceremony held on June 18 saw the Deputy Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, formally open the reserve.

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24 June 2013Maloti Drakensberg Transboundary World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Lesotho’s Sehlabathebe National Park as an extension to the uKhahlamba Dra

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3 June 2011Payment for Ecosystems Services

As the TFCA spans the most important water catchment area for the people of Lesotho and South Africa, Peace Parks Foundation, in conjunction with a group of interested parties, in 2010 developed a vis

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12 April 2010R40 million cheque to Lesotho for Maloti-Drakensberg TFCA

MEDIA STATEMENT09 APRIL 2010Deputy Environment Minister hands over R40 million cheque to Lesotho for Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park development

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21 September 2007New tourism route launched

LADYBRAND. - A new Maloti-Drakensberg tourism route was launched at Giant's Castle in the drakensberg on Tuesday. The route links the Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho and the Ukhahlamba Drakensbe

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4 July 2006Sani Pass to be tarred

The face of one KwaZulu- Natal's tourism icons will be irrevocably changed when Sani Pass is tarred by 2009. A public meeting at Sani Pass Hotel yesterday was informed that the project to resurface an

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10 June 2006Bodies unite in highland development pact

THE mighty Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier project received a shot in the arm this week when several parties were signatory to a memorandum of agreement, which will ensure the natural and cultural he

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8 May 2006Revolutionary conservation area on track

THE first steps to establishing the much-vaunted Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier conservation area were taken yesterday with the signing of a precedent-setting memorandum of agreement.Representatives

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11 October 2005Bergwatch: Its activities and accomplishments

By 1991 it was evident that an organisation committed to mountain wilderness needed to be formed to provide a handbrake to the sometimes injudicious development of the Drakensberg foothills.A group of

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2 October 2005Row over hotels on top of the Berg

R162 development put on hold after objections by environmentalistsPLANS to build a cableway and hotels on top of the Drakensberg have stalled because environmental groups have protested against the de

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