You will discover a realm of unsurpassed beauty where Creation's tools of wind, water and fire have chiselled a landscape which beckons the visitor to ``tlo bone" - a friendly Sotho invitation to ``come and see".

The mystique of the ``Dragon Mountains" extends way back beyond the wildest imaginings - to a time when the area was a vast swampland interspersed with forests dripping with rain, and dinosaurs roamed freely. Then the winds changed, swamps dried, forests died, and dinosaurs could not survive.

The winds continued to blow, all the while piling up sand where the swamps had been, creating colourful layers of orange, yellow and gold to form our magnificent heritage of sandstone mountains.

Millions of years later the crust of the earth erupted in a fiery fountain depositing layers of basaltic lava and so the mighty Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains were formed. The rains fell, the water surged over the steep mountain cliffs cutting crevices in the dark basalt rocks, eventually forming deep valleys to carry the rushing waters to the ensueing rivers.

The hills and mountains stand like sentries, as if to protect the very heart of the inhabitants, whose warm-hearted hospitality in turn embraces all who visit the Highlands.

From Harrismith to Fouriesburg with the beauty of Sterkfontein Dam, QwaQwa, Kestell, Golden Gate, Clarens and Bethlehem in between, you will discover hidden treasures.

``Kgotso" - we greet you in peace - and invite you to embark on an exciting journey with us ...

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