Hans Merensky Wilderness

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Hans Merensky Wilderness
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Hans Merensky Wilderness
Map showing the location of Hans Merensky Wilderness
Location of the Reserve in Limpopo Province
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Nearest city Tzaneen
Coordinates 23°41′45.03″S 30°40′17.41″E / 23.6958417°S 30.6715028°E / -23.6958417; 30.6715028Coordinates: 23°41′45.03″S 30°40′17.41″E / 23.6958417°S 30.6715028°E / -23.6958417; 30.6715028
Area 5 268 ha
Established 1953

Hans Merensky Wilderness, also known as the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, is a protected area in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It has an area of about 5 268 ha, and lies in the Lowveld between the Kruger Park and the town of Tzaneen. It is located on the banks of the Great Letaba River, a tributary of the Olifants River.

The Reserve is named after Hans Merensky, a South African geologist and conservationist. There is an ethnographic museum, the Tsonga Kraal Museum, displaying the culture of the Tsonga people.[1]


Include: Selous' zebra, blue wildebeest, warthog and South African giraffe, or the more elusive nocturnal animals like African leopard, black-backed jackal and spotted hyena.

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