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Wonderfullydiverse National park

Mapungubwe is a wonderful National park, with diverse terrain from winding mountains, flat plains, bushy river roads and magnificent Baobab trees. Vast array of wildlife and birds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bethany C
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mapungubwe is a wonderful National park, with diverse terrain from winding mountains, flat plains, bushy river roads and magnificent Baobab trees. Vast array of wildlife and birds too, so do take binoculars. There is also an historical site of Mapungubwe Hill, where all sorts of gold artifacts have been found. Leokwe camp is also a treat, worth a few night's... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following other travelers advice given to us as we drove out of Kruger National Park we skirted the norther border of South Africa toward Mapungubwe National Park. There we found wonderful lodging, few other visitors, a wealth of animals and wonderful guides for sunset drives as well as a museum which provides good detail regarding the inhabitants of the area.... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Park! We loved the Confluence walk to the viewpoints and the river walk along the mostly dry Limpopo river was fabulous. The Museum building's architecture is outstanding. No wonder it won "Building of the Year". The history of the park, especially of the golden rhino, is very moving. What a terrible thing was apartheid! I would recommend at least... More 

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Thank Oga1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This IS South Africa's most important National Park. (My opinion). This place is shrouded in mystery...with the story of its discovery straight out of a Indiana Jones movie. The history will blow your mind. The scenery and nature will make sure it is blown away. The facilities are immaculate...and SanParks deserves all the praise. The place touches your soul. Deeply.

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Midrand, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This resort lacks nothing of the most beutiful landscapes in our country. Rock formations and birds abound. Be careful when driving in wet conditions. Restaurant a bit disappointing, but lovelu building.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Mapungubwe is a very good choice if you are looking for an experience that will bring you close to the African bushveld. It might not have the variety of game (particularly cats) as Kruger but it is not as busy. The landscapes are outstanding and the historical/ cultural dimension as additional interest.

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Thank Christo V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This National Park is definitely worth the effort that it takes to get here. The Trek South Africa team and I drove all the way to the park from Johannesburg (a 6 hour drive) and didn't really know what to expect as we had not heard to much about this park until our project with Drive South Africa lead us... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A wonderful and enchanting place that is little known to most tourists. We went in May and weather was very warm. We almost had the place to ourselves. Sitting in a hive watching an elephant scratching on the tree by a beautiful watering hole. The confluence was stunning seeing three countries come to one. South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Lots... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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287 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The sunset from the view point at the confluence of the three rivers is magnificent. Unfortunately the park is in two sections, east and west which disjoints the park. The juvenile male elephants are aggressive.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A lovely and little-known national park with excellent birdlife, plenty of baobabs, and stunning landscapes. Definitely worth staying for several days to experience the sublime peace. Staff is very friendly and competent (though sometimes bogged down by SANParks' ridiculous admin). Mapungubwe hill at sunset is a real treat, guide Johannes was a pleasure to walk with. Make sure you spend... More 

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