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Image taken at the Kruger National Park, South Africa


Kruger National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kruger National Park

IUCN Category II (National Park)


Landscape in the Kruger National Park


Location of the park

LocationLimpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa

Nearest cityNelspruit, South Africa

Coordinates24°0′41″S 31°29′7″ECoordinates: 24°0′41″S 31°29′7″E

Area19,485 km2 (7,523 sq mi)[1][2][3]

EstablishedMay 31, 1926[4][5]

Visitors1,336,981 (in 2004)

Governing bodySouth African National Parks

Official website

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west.

To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.

The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the "Biosphere").

The park has 9 main gates that allow entrance to the different champa.


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Taken on May 29, 2011