Please guess the geological trip throuh 6 Kruger Geozones
Your trip starts in a camp, situated in thornveld on Gabbro. Gabbro is a coarse grained igneous or volcanic rock with composition similar to basalt. The Gabbro intrusion is characterized by a thorn savanna with a dense grass cover. The scattered trees and wide-open plains covered by sweet grass attract many browsers that forage round the stony area.
You leave this area and enter an area of Bushwillow Woodlands where the geological substrata are Granite and Gneiss. There are a lot of Acacia nigrescens. You stop for a look out on a get out point and sit on a beautiful bench overlooking the woodland.
Here is again a geological change, you enter an area of Gabbro.
You cross an untarred road and you come to the geological formation called Ecca-shales. The terrain is called Acacia welwitschii Thickets on Karoo Sediments. It is low lying and reasonably flat. It extends as a narrow strip from Crocodile Bridge northwards. The thickets are seldom broader than four kilometres. The landscape is unique considering that the vegetation is dominated by Acacia welwitschii subsp. Delagoensis. This landscape carries what is possibly the largest biomass of game in the KNP. You continue and drive along that tourist route to a dam which is at an elevation around 20 metres lower than the surrounding bush.
Further east you reach one of the best game viewing areas in Kruger, the Sclerocarya caffra and Acacia nigrescens Savanna on Basalt. This landscape extends from the Crocodile River to just north of Satara with the Lebombo Mountains as the eastern and the Karoo sediments as the western boundary. It is one of the largest landscapes and occupies 7.2 percent of the KNP. Before you enjoy the open tree savanna you stop for a meal in a camp restaurant. Then you drive in southern direction, cross a river and you turn left. You are on a tar road and reach two watering holes.
There are lots of animals to be seen on the drive up to a Picnic Spot. It is a beautiful place overlooking a river where a largish pool has formed. There is a bird hide on the river, about 5 km from the picnic site to the east, there is the Lebombo Mountain Bushveld on Rhyolite soils. The Lebombo Mountains are situated almost 100 metres higher than the adjacent basalt plains.