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Soil Patterns Associated with the Major Geological Units of the Kruger National Park

F.J. Venter
Koedoe | Vol 29, No 1 | a525 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.525 | © 1986 F.J. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 November 1986 | Published: 27 November 1986

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F.J. Venter, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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The dominant soil types of the Kruger National Park and their interrelationships with parent material, topography and climate are discussed. The geogenetic and topogenetic nature of the soils are manifested in the strong correlations between recurrent soil patterns, major geological units and terrain morphology. The soils are categorised into seven major classes on the basis of the parent material from which they developed. General soil patterns within the major classes are discussed.


Soils, soil patterns, geology, vegetation, terrain units, Kruger National Park.


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