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Durban University of Technology

Environmental Vulnerability and the Economic Implications of Climate Change for Tourism Development in the Central Drakensberg Region [CDR] of KwaZulu-Natal

In spite of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted in the last decade, misconceptions about the impacts particularly at a local level still abound. This study aimed to determine the extent to which climate change affected the environmental and economic facets of the Central Drakensberg Region [CDR] and the potential impacts these changes have had on the tourism industry.