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(Placename) a mountain range in southern Africa, extending through Lesotho, E South Africa, and Swaziland. Highest peak: Thabana Ntlenyana, 3482 m (11 425 ft). Sotho name: Quathlamba
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(ˈdrɑ kənzˌbɜrg)

a mountain range in the E Republic of South Africa: highest peak, 10,988 ft. (3350 m). Also called Quathlamba.
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About eight hours from Cairo, you can explore the vibrant culture and difficult history of apartheid at Johannesburg, take surfing lessons in Cape Town or trek the Drakensburg mountains. If you've never been on safari, the sight of wild animals in their own environment is unforgettable.
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