- To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
- The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.
Gathering of firewood
You are not allowed to collect firewood in the Park.
The trees of the Kalahari are slow-growing, producing a very hard wood. When a tree or even a branch falls and dies, it becomes a new home for a wide variety of seedlings, rodents, reptiles and insects. Removing the dead wood would be robbing these organisms of the little protection they have from the natural elements. As a tree grows it draws nutrients and minerals out of the soil. When the branches die and decompose they are returned to the soil as the very nutrients and minerals that are necessary to supply the tree again.
For this reason plants are able to survive well without the need of artificial fertilisers as long as this cycle is not interrupted.
Feeding of animals
No wild animals must be fed at any time.
In camps, beware of animals such as jackals who, if allowed, will even scavenge food from your fireplace.
Please adhere to the speed limits of 50km/h in the Park and 20km/h in the rest camps.
Speeding on dirt roads is detrimental to the environment. Animals often stand motionless next to the road and are not easily seen when driving at high speed. Numerous animals are run over by fast-moving vehicles. By travelling slowly, you also produce less dust. Further, the roads are narrow with sharp turns and are dangerous when travelling at high speed.
For the benefit of organisms living in the dunes and riverbeds, and for your own good, please stay on the roads.
Off-road driving has a marked impact on the sensitive ecosystem, not only biologically, but also from an aesthetic point of view. The tracks made in the riverbeds and in the dunes are unsightly and take a very long time to disappear.
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