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Established well over a century ago, the Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa as it was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. In addition to its diverse wildlife, the Kruger Park boasts bushman rock paintings and incredible archaeological sites. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets.
The Kruger Park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa and one of the largest controlled nature reserves in the world. 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 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”). Its northern part is also included in the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, named a biosphere reserve by UNESCO since 2009.The reserve includes also the Blouberg Range, the Makgabeng Plateau, the Makuleke Wetlands, the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape and the Soutpansberg.
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