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Kruger National Park

Geographical areas

Kruger National Park consists of different geographical landscapes that define its vegetation and wildlife.

In the north, the national park is bordering to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. There are some major rivers such as the Olifants and Letaba Rivers which have created some unique environments that host many plant and bird species that can be found nowhere else in South Africa. The north is more remote than the southern areas and therefore attracts lower numbers of visitors (but not for being less fascinating than the other parts).

The centre of the park is characterized by its vast grasslands, home to large numbers of general game (for example antelopes, zebras or wildebeest) which attract more predators. The main rest camp here is Satara and early bookings are advisable especially in the holiday season.

The Skukuza and Lower Sabie areas in the South can be considered the heart of the Kruger Park as this is where the park was first established. The diversity of the landscape is stunning: there are 2 major rivers flowing throughout the year (Lower Sabie and Crocodile Rivers). Near Berg en Daal you can see small hills (“Koppies”) and very good areas for grazing and large heards.