Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Drakenberge
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DRAKENBERGE (drä'ken-ber-ge) (Dragon Mountains), the general name given by the Dutch colonists to the range of mountains in the E. of south Africa, between Cape Colony and the Vaal river. From about 29° S. lat. the three chains which form the S. portion unite and extend N. E. in one mass, whose highest points are the Mont aux Sources and Catkin Peak (10,360 feet). The range is crossed by Van Reenen (5,415) and De Beers (5,635) passes.