Republic of South Africa
The Kruger National Park is an enormous nature reserve
stretching three hundred and fifty kilometres along the
Mozambican border and being sixty kilometres wide on average.
On general most of the park exists out of plat grass and bush
covered plains. Better known in South Africa as the savanna or
bosveld. The border with Moçambique is clear because of the
allways present Lebombo mountain range that forms a natural
barrier. There are a number of rivers flowing from east to west
within the park. Being the Limpopo, Luvuvhu, Shingwedzi,
Letaba, Olifants, Timbavati, Sabie and Crocodile river from north
to south. There are seven entrances to the Kruger National
Park. Or gates as they are usually called. Malelane and Crocodile
Bridge in the south. The best reachable from Johannesburg the
Numbi Gate and Paul Kruger Gate. There are also Orpen, close to
Blyde River, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria and Pafuri more north.
Noteworthy also is the fact that there is an airport at Skukuza camp which connects
to many of the larger airports within South Africa such as Cape Town, Johannesburg
and Durban. There are also some exclusive smaller game ranges near the Kruger
National Park but usually they do not offer the scenery and wildlife the Kruger
National Park has to offer.
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