Mont-Aux Sources was so named by the French missionaries who visited the region in 1836. The mountain itself is an uninteresting peak 7 km from the Drakensberg escarpment and attains an altitude of 3,282 m, and is source to the Tugela and Orange River. The Orange River flows into the Atlantic Ocean on the West coast of Southern Africa, whilst the Tugela flows into the Indian Ocean on the East coast of the subcontinent. 7 km from the source, the Tugela plunges 947 m in a series of falls in the Royal Natal Drakensberg Park. This is the second highest series of falls in the world.
The peak is accessible from the Sentinel Car Park near Witsieshoek, via chain ladders.