History: Established in the 1930s, this park’s main function was to protect wild game from poaching. The two countries have worked together to conserve the area so that animals can roam freely. In 2002, these governments set aside a portion of the land for the native people, the Mier and Khomani San, to live.
Animals: The wildlife here is quite varied and visitors can expect to see Kalahari lions, Namibian cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards. There are also wildebeest, eagles, raptors, and buzzards.
Climate: There is hardly any rain in the park and the weather can get extremely hot, especially in January when it reaches around 40 degrees. However, in the winter the temperatures can go below freezing at night.
Getting There: You can get into the park from either Botswana or South Africa. If in Botswana, you can drive from Gaborone and enter by either Tsabong or Hukuntsi. If coming from South Africa, drive from Gauteng or Mpumalanga and take either Upington or Kuruman, Hotazel or Vanzylrus.
Fees & Permits: The fees vary depending on where you are from. However, foreigners must pay R160 per adult and R80 for children.
Where to Stay: There are both luxury and basic camping and accommodation options here.