Somebody is going to a lot of trouble to make Karoo more user-friendly, and that just means happier tourists and more visitors to keep the park running on a financially stable basis!
You have also gotten lions in to give the park a wilder feeling; then the brown hyenas arrived to make it more special; now two young male lions from Kgalagadi to get new bloodlines...
This does however not solve the basic problem that Karoo has of attracting visitors to stay for more extended periods of time -- lack of sufficient roads! To exacerbate the problem, most of the current roads (especially the tarred section) don't feel wild at all since you can see trucks racing past on the N1 in the background.
A visitor in a sedan can cover all existing roads in the park within a few hours, have a lovely picnic at 2 sites, and swim at one of them. You can then enjoy walking, strolling around the new enlarged predator-proof fence, sit at the bird hide and watch a lonely shell duck or a few bishop birds, and then repeat the same again in the afternoon... and then?
I know it costs money, but get the local municipality to help upgrade some of your 4x4 tracks into better roads, and start a bush camp in the western side of the park for campers only -- make it like the exclusive camps in Kgalagadi (Botswana side) where people camp WITHOUT ANY FENCE AROUND THEM so that they really feel they are in the wilds!
There is also still the small matter of cheetahs that were promised so long ago, but have never materialized "because there are not enough springbok for prey". Surely there are plenty of springbok by now, and cheetahs in the Kgalagadi specialize in smaller prey (like steenbok). The current lion population would also keep the cheetah numbers in check so you need not worry about their impact on antelope numbers...
Keep up the good work!
Friedrich von Horsten