African Nature Reserves / Game Reserves
South Africa is blessed with some of the most diverse topography on Earth and the many diffrent game reserves / nature reserves.
to the Nature Reserves of South Africa
Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest and the most well
known Nature Reverve both locally and intenationally. Covering just
under 2 million hectares.
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park :
The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's
first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered
South Africa's third largest park and extends from Mapelane (Cape
St. Lucia) in the South to Kozi Bay in the North. The Greater St
Lucia Wetland Park thus incorporates the entire Lake St Lucia, the
St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, the Coastal Forest Reserve,
and Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.
Covering an area of 240,000ha the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is
dominated by sheer cliffs, deeply incised valleys and crystal clear
rivers. This is the mountain refuge of the bearded vulture, black
eagle, grey rhebok, oribi and eland and last home of the San Bushmen,
the hiking experiences are endless.
- Pilanesberg National Park :
The Park ranks among the largest of the national parks in South Africa (it is in fact the fourth largest park) and covers an area of 55 000 hectares.