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Cultural Heritage in KNP

Kruger National Park is best known for its big game sitings and large expanses of wilderness; however, Kruger has a unique cultural and historical landscape and diversity, with well over 255 recorded archaeological sites ranging from early Stone Age (roughly 1 million years ago) to various Iron Age settlements and recent historical buildings and sites.

Many of these sites hold cultural and spiritual importance, while others reveal an exciting and romantic history of the area.

Conservation of these sites is imperative due to their cultural and spiritual value and the historical importance. As national stewards of the conservation of the area we are legally bound to protect these sites.

Sites that are currently open to the public are:


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  • There are also many historical tales of the presence of Nguni people and European explorers and settlers in the Kruger area.

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