Map of Vegetation & Camps in Kruger Park

Relationship of ecology to camp locations in kruger park

Kruger Park Vegetation

Sandveld - predominantly sandy soils; diverse vegetation; baobabs very noticeable; dramatic sandstone ridges


Wooded savanna on shale – mixed knobthorn, marula and bushwillow woodlands and thorn thickets; good grazing; leadwoods along the drainage lines


Mopane-dominated woodland on mixed soils – mopane and bushwillow species on low rolling hills; mopane takes stunted or tree form depending on soil conditions; elephants favour this habitat


Open savanna grassland with stunted mopane – open sweetveld grasslands, mainly on basalt; low game carrying capacity because of poor soils and low rainfall; very little woodland


Mopane-dominated woodlands on granite – mopane in tree and intermediate form, mixed in with pockets of bushwillow and acacia species; lower game densities because of sourveld grazing


Lebombo – low, arid rhyolite hills with euphorbia and succulents on the hill crests and woodlands; riverine forest in the gorges between the rocky outcrops


Mixed woodland with sweet grazing – knobthorn and marula woodlands, dense in places with pockets of grassland; good game viewing habitat


Olifants rugged veld - coarse stony soils with lots of black rock, mixed thornveld and woodlands with mixed grazing


Mixed thorn and marula woodlands on granite – low, rolling hills with bushwillows and acacias; sweeter grazing along the drainage lines; lots of marula trees


Open savanna grassland on basalt – sweet, nutritious grazing on open plains; pans fill up quickly in summer; lots of large grazing herds and the predators that hunt them


Pretoriuskop sourveld – large, bare granite domes and silver cluster leaf-dominated, high rainfall woodlands; sourveld grasses favoured more by browsers than grazers


Malelane mountain bushveld – tall, granite koppies with pockets of mixed knobthorn sweetveld; high species diversity because of good rainfall


Mixed woodland and thorn thickets – mostly in the lower contours of the catchment areas along the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers; often good game viewing because of close proximity to water


 
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