Drakensberg’s Paperbark Acacia

Acacia trees are an iconic symbol of Africa. The Paperbark Acacia or Vachellia sieberiana welcomes tourists as they enter the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and lowlands of the Drakensberg. Easily recognised by its flat-top shape and flaky light-coloured bark. It is a tree that is very resistant to frost and bush fire. This tree can reach heights of 15 metres.

Drakensberg's Paperbark Acacia in Winter

Drakensberg’s Paperbark Acacia in Winter

An outstanding feature of Acacia Trees is that they are deciduous or lose their leaves in late Autumn. They put on a brilliant display of new leaves in Spring.

Drakensberg's Paperbark Acacia in Spring

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