Garden Route National Park

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Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma section of the park
Map showing the location of Garden Route National Park

Map showing the location of Garden Route National Park
Location of the park
Location Western Cape & Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nearest city George
Coordinates 34°0′S 23°15′ECoordinates: 34°0′S 23°15′E
Area 1,210 km2 (470 sq mi)
Established 6 March 1492
Governing body South African National Parks
www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/

The Garden Route National Park is a national park in the Garden Route region of South Africa. It was established on 6 March 2009 by amalgamating the existing Tsitsikamma and Wilderness National Parks, the Knysna National Lake Area, and various other areas of state-owned land.[1]

The park covers about 1,210 km2 (470 sq mi) of land; of this, about 685 km2 (264 sq mi) was already part of the predecessor national parks. The park includes a continuous complex of approximately 605 km2 (234 sq mi) of indigenous forest.[1]