The world-renowned Kruger National Park, in the Provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. The park consists of nearly 2 million hectares (over 7,500 square miles), and is unrivalled in the diversity of its Wildlife, and is the world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. it is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Moçambique. The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.
The area on the western side of the park is an especially attractive part of South Africa. From the magnificent Blyde River Canyon in the north (arguably, the second largest canyon in the world), to the historic 19th century gold mining towns such as Pilgrims Rest and Barberton, through the extensive forests and citrus groves, there is plenty to interest the visitor. The Jane Goodall Ape Sanctuary and the Leopard Creek Golf Club on the Crocodile River are just a couple of the exceptional attractions.