Trees and other plants of Kruger National Park
Afrikaans name: Bome van Krugerwildtuin
The Kruger National Park is nearly 20,000 square kilometres in size which is around 2.5% of South Africa’s surface area. It is obvious that in such a large area there is a variety of different climates, altitude, soil types and more that result in different ecozones which support different trees, shrubs, flowers, and other types of plant.
If you are even mildly interested in trees, I would suggest that you get hold of a copy of the Field Guide to the Trees of Kruger National Park by Piet van Wyk. It will make your visit that much more rewarding. Most people visiting the park are there for the mammals and birds but there is much more to look at.
Here is a tiny sample of the many trees, flowers and other plant-life that may be found in Kruger National Park. The gardens in the camps are a great place to start. My favourite thing about looking for trees in the camps is that many of them have their names on them which helps if you can't identify them.
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