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9 BIGGEST NATIONAL PARKS

1. KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Limpopo & Mpumalanga Size 19 485 sq.km Established 1926

The Kruger National Park is the largest national park in South Africa and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres in the … Read More

2. KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK

Northern Cape Size 9 500 sq.km Established 2000

The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa was established on 31 July 1931 mainly to protect the migrating game, especially the gemsbok, from poaching. In 1948 an informal verbal agreement was … Read More

3. ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

Eastern Cape Size 1 640 sq.km Established 1931

Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth. The original section of the park was founded in 1931, in part due to the efforts of … Read More

4. RICHTERSVELD TRANSFRONTIER NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 1 624 sq.km Established 2003

The Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (6 045 sq.km) is a peace park straddling the border between South Africa and Namibia. It was formed in 2003 by combining the Namibian ǀAi-ǀAis Hot Springs Game … Read More

5. TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 1 436 sq.km Established 1986

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is a Scientific National Park that lies about 70 km due west of Sutherland near the border of the Nortehrn Cape and the Western Cape. With areas … Read More

6. GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK

Eastern Cape & Western Cape Size 1 210 sq.km Established 2009

The Garden Route National Park is a national park in the Garden Route region of South Africa. It was established on 6 March 2009 by amalgamating the existing Tsitsikamma … Read More

7. AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 820sq.km Established 1966

The Augrabies Falls National Park stretches along the Orange River, the country’s longest river, to the Augrabies Falls, about 120 km west of Upington. The area is very arid. There are many deposits of … Read More

8. KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Western Cape Size 767,9 sq.km Established 1979

The Karoo National Park is a sanctuary for herds of springbok, gemsbok (or Oryx), Cape Mountain Zebra, buffalo, red hartebeest, black rhinoceros, eland, kudu, klipspringer, bat-eared foxes, black-backed jackal, ostriches, and, since fairly … Read More

9. NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 700 sq.km Established 1999

Situated approximately 495 km north of Cape Town and 22 km northwest of Kamiestroon, The Namaqualand National Park is part of Namaqualand, which is an area covering 55,000 km2 located within the semi-desert, … Read More

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