The Crocodile River, also referred to as Crocodile River (East), is a large river traversing Mpumalanga Province of south Africa. It originates north of Dullstroom, in the Steenkampsberg Mountains. Downstream of Kwena Dam, the Crocodile River winds through the Schoemanskloof and down the Montrose Falls. It then flows eastwards past Nelspruit and joins the Komati at Komatipoort. This latter part of its course forms the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 20 000 sq km (7580 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 km (220 mi) from north to south and 65 km (40 mi) from east to west. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa’s first national park in 1926.
To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique.
This image was captured from the south bank of the Crocodile River, approximately 10 km west of the Crocodile Bridge entrance gate to the Kruger National Park