WATCH: Ukhahlamba - Drakensberg viral video is incredible

2016-04-07 12:15 - Selene Brophy
Post a comment 0

Cape Town - The Drakensberg is one of South Africa's unique and rather special mountain escarpments. Also known by the Zulus as uKhahlamba, The Barrier of Spears, this UNESCO World Heritage site is made up of vast cliffs, jagged ridge lines and endless pinnacles.

And while nothing quite beats experiencing its magnificence first-hand, this video compilation by UK-base landscape photographer, Alex Nail comes pretty close.  

Watch: uKhahlamba - Drakensberg

Known for his photos of remote and mountainous areas, Nail's imagery and time-lapse photography has been used by some of the UK's biggest tourism and conservation organisations including Visit Britain and the Woodland Trust.

Originally from Dartmoor, Nail's says his love of rolling moorland and isolated tors soon developed into a passion for the mountains of Snowdonia and Scotland.

The natural thing for an extension of his passion has been for Nail to lead adventure based photography workshops worldwide.

According to Nail, a previous tour, "Drakensberg - The Barrier of Spears" was completely sold out and he has since scheduled the same itinerary but under a new name to prevent people from confusing their dates.  

To see more of Alex's Drakensberg photographs please visit or to sign-up for his next expedition taking place from 25 February - 4 March 2017 click here.

What to read next on Traveller24:

Wild Drakensberg: Giant's Castle

-  Taming the Dragon: 21 things to do in the Drakensberg

- #ShockWildlifeTruths: Vultures on downward spiral to extinction