Lower Drakensberg Grasslands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Under the shadow of the Wall of Spears, Dragon Mountains, or Drakensberg, the alpine grasslands ebb and flow like the bushveld so commonly found there. Wildlife abounds in the big sky country of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and the night sky is one of the most dazzling that can be found on Earth.

This gallery is a series of shots from the Drakensberg lowlands around the area in which I lived for three months. The nearest towns would be Winterton or Bergville, but most of my time was spent in the bush or in unmarked farmland. Enjoy.

For a few months, spanning from summer to Fall, I worked for Tugela River Trails, a small guide company that takes school groups and brings them into the bush for extended journeys and adventures. My home, placed in the center of an crop circle, and next to an irrigation pivot, sat under the watchful eye of the Drakensberg Mountains. In these alpine grasslands and savannas, it was truly big sky country, with no shortage of wildlife, diverse sunrises/sunsets, and some amazing zulu culture.

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