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Bushbuckridge is a small, vibrant town that derived its name from the enormous herds of bushbuck that were discovered here in the 1880s and the conspicuous ridge located in the southeast. The town lies enroute to the Kruger National Park and its adjacent reserves. Injaka Dam was primarily constructed to provide drinking water to the town, but it now attracts bass fishermen with local fishing competitions being held. Mariepskop Mountain stands at 1900 metres above sea level and is the highest point on the northen Drakensberg Mountain range. The area is serene and is where nature reigns supreme. Off the usual path, the mountain is of critical biodiversity at there are plant species found only in that area. From the top, one can view the expansive Blyde River Canyon and take in the crisp mountain air.