Formerly known as Rhodes Inyanga National Park, the Park was first established in 1926 and has an area of 472 km2. The Park is run by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority.
The core areas of the park were once the private estate of Cecil John Rhodes. He acquired it with the aim of growing apples and raising sheep, and spent the last years of his life at his homestead near Rhodes Dam. This homestead is now the Rhodes Museum and Rhodes Nyanga Hotel
The park is known for a variety of wildlife such as the gnu/wildebeests, the zebras, the kudus, the waterbucks, the reedbucks, the blue duikers, the Samango monkeys and the klipspringers. In addition, the park is also home to predators like the leopards and the hyaenas while lions which stray into the region from Mozambique are occasionally sighted.