The Kruger National Park is situated in the northeast of South Africa and borders Mozambique to the east, Zimbabwe to the north, and the Crocodile River to the south. The park covers 20000 square kilometres, with 14 separate eco-zones, each supporting different wildlife. It is one of the main attractions of South Africa and it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANParks).
The park was established in 1898 by then South African President Paul Kruger as a protected area for wildlife. It opened its gates to the general public in 1927 for the first time.
Currently, the park is run by South African National Parks and is probably the best managed African national park. Wildlife conservation, education and tourism are the main objectives of Kruger National Park and measures to prevent poaching include regular searches of cars entering and leaving the park.
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