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Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park

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Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province.


This world heritage site is a must visit if you love serenity and want to learn about the rich cultural history our country offers. The landscape scattered with baobab trees is home to the famous Mapungubwe Hill, a burial site of an ancient kingdom that once ruled the area and prove of the first African civilization. Go on a tour to the site and gain a better understanding of their lives and times. The famous golden rhino excavated there can be seen in the interpretive centre.

South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers. Stand on the viewing deck to experience this splendor.  Other attractions in the park include the treetop walk through a riverine forest and the Maloutswa bird hide.


The park consists of an eastern and western side divided by private property. There are a wide range of accommodation options in both sections to choose from. Whether you want to stay in a forest, prefer a wilderness experience or something more luxurious, there is an option for you.


Situated in the Limpopo province, it boasts with four of the Big Five (no buffalo). The nearest town to the park is Alldays or Musina (big town).

Learn more: www.sanparks.org/parks/mapungubwe/default.php

Words: René de Klerk.

Pictures: Rene de Klerk and Petro Kotzé

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