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A Cursory Review of the Climate and Vegetation of the Kruger National Park

F.J. Venter, W.P.D. Gertenbach
Koedoe | Vol 29, No 1 | a526 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.526 | © 1986 F.J. Venter, W.P.D. Gertenbach | 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
W.P.D. Gertenbach, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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The main features of climate and vegetation of the Kruger National Park are discussed. The dry tropical climate induced lush deciduous savannas with a great variety of species and diverse vegetation structures. Variations in species composition and structural features are mainly regulated by soil type and fire regime.


Climate, rainfall, temperature, Kruger National Park, Lowveld, savanna, woodland.


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