The Banhine National Park was first proclaimed as hunting areas in June 1969, but both were upgraded to National Park status in 1972. There is no real formal tourist infrastructure in the park yet, but with the plan to include it in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, this is likely to change in the future.
The park is a large swampy landscape of the Limpomporiver and savannah grasslands interrupted with giant baobab trees and other woodland species
It is situated in the district of Chigubo, northern Gaza province and occupies an area of 7000 km2. It is accessed via road from Gaza or from the South Africa side of Kruger National park by flights and private charter
Some of the animals in the park include buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest, kudu and many others. There are several water birds and many birds nesting in the swamps and in the savannah wetlands. Other birds are migrants from neighboring parks and reserves in southern Africa.