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Tugela Falls


Tugela Falls are located near the source of Tugela River in the Drakensberg Mountains. These falls are a part of Royal Natal National Park in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. This waterfall has an uninterrupted leap of 1,350 feet and a total drop of 3,110 feet making it the world’s second tallest waterfall after Angel Falls.

The source of this waterfall is at Mont-aux-Sources, the highest peak on a plateau of the Royal Natal National Park. Two major rivers also originate here. These rivers are the Elands and Caledon rivers.


Quick Facts: –

  • There are two trails from within the Royal Natal National Park that lead to Tugela Falls.
  • The flow of Tugela River varies greatly in volume throughout the year. As a result, it may dry out completely during the summer season.
  • Unlike Angel Falls, this waterfall does not have a single, gasp inducing vertical drop. Instead, it has a sequence of shorter free falls.
  • The river makes a total of five consecutive leaps down the rock wall of Drakensberg Mountains.
  • The upper section of these falls can freeze completely forming pillars of ice when it gets extremely cold.
  • The waterfall can be easily seen from the main road into the park during the rainy season.
  • The hike to the waterfall ends at boulder hop. After this, a chain ladder leads over the final stretch.
  • The point from which these falls drop is known as The Amphitheatre escarpment. It is a natural wonder itself.



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