Home to Lion Sands Game Reserve, the Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. Covering 18,989km2 (7,332mi2) and extending 350km (217mi) from North to South and 60 km (37mi) from East to West.
This National Park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms, and holds its place as a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies since its establishment in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld.
Visitors will find the most large mammal species out of any African game reserve (at 147 unique species), along with over 450 species of birds, and a vast plethora of reptiles, insects and smaller game.
To the West and South of the Kruger National Park lie the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively. 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 Kruger National Park is divided into six eco-systems: Baobab sandveld, Mopane scrub, Lebombo knobthorn-marula bushveld, mixed acacia thicket, Combretum-silver clusterleaf woodland on granite and riverine forest. Altogether it has 1,982 species of plants.