These pages tell a story of hard work and perseverance, driven by the belief that it is possible for man to live in harmony with nature, and that each are critical to the other's survival. It is the story of a dramatic part of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg deeply connected to cultures both past and present.
It is a story not often heard or widely known. The story has unfolded through the involvement and dedication of individuals, organisations and leaders, both local and foreign to the region, who together have recognised this treasure and have understood the need to preserve it for generations to come.
This website is a testament to all of these, in particular the AmaNgwane and the AmaZizi, and their community groups who have worked hard towards this goal.
We acknowledge and thank every person that has been involved.
"We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another,
whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world."
Desmond Tutu, on describing the concept of Ubuntu.
In putting these pages together, the following individuals are acknowledged:
Michelle Dye (hiking trail maps)
Meridy Photenhauer (authoring, photos)
Chris Sommer (website design & administration, authoring, photos)
Stijn Laenen (authoring)
Karl Beath (photos)
The community wilderness groups wish to express their thanks to Vertical Endeavour for creating & hosting this website to enable them to tell their story to the world.