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“Brilliant SANS park”

Mapungubwe National Park
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a gem! Fantastic park with beautiful walkways, picnic areas and outstanding camps. We stayed at Vembe Camp - absolutely stunning. Just one comment, steep walk from car park to chalet to carry everything a challenge for older people. Maybe some clever arrangement to make this more comfortable. Fantastic experience in the bush with nature around you! Well done SANS park! Definitely be back.

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"rock formations"
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"hunting lodge"
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

It is a bit of a drive from Joburg, but worth the trip big time. The landscape is like from a different planet, with Baobabs scattered all over. The wildlife is impressive. Within a few hours we saw a leopard, a big hyena and a cheetah. The treetop boardwalk next to the Limpopo river in the north of the park gives beautiful views and a herd of elephants was just passing beneath us. Breathtaking. The bird hide is spectacular. Accommodation at Leokwe is spacious but simple.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

It was good to visit this wonderful cultural landscape. The park is clean. I stayed at Leokwe camp , the chalets are nice and clean.I enjoyed the tour to the Mapungubwe hill. The tour guide was professional and patient as we were climbing up and down the hill.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The Limpopo Forest camp on the western side of the park consists of 8 luxury ( in my opinion) tents, very large rooms, two beds, large bathroom and kitchen, and enclosed braai area. The camp is hardly fenced. Be warned, the bush at night isn't quiet! The bird hide close by is a definite must for amazing elephant interactions.
The Leokwe Camp on the eastern side of the park is just fantastic in its setting. Again spacious luxury accommodation in chalets, well spaced, can sleep 4 - the sleeper coach is far larger than we were lead to believe. When I visited the swimming pool nestled in the rocks, a giraffe greeted me. The pool setting must be one of the best in South Africa! We heard the lions close by at sunrise. And the stars were amazing!!!!!
The Mapungubwe heritage walk is a definite must. There are 3 booking times per day, so you can book on arrival. Involves a slight walk up a set of stairs (about 150 or so, a bit steep) to the top of the hill. Cedric was very informative.
There is a large picnic area at the confluence, where one can see across to Botswana and Zimbabwe, and the tree top walk is fun.
Note that the two sides of the park are not connected, and due to the dirt road between them having been washed away, one can only access the areas by the main road, which takes about 30 or so minutes. We did drive the dirt road, it is doable, but not in a sedan.
There are certainly a lot of elephants in the park, also saw gemsbok and eland, as well as cattle - not sure what they were doing there.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Roads pretty good getting there, a few expected potholes. All staff were helpful, friendly, professional and passionate. An amazing landscape that photo's don't do justice for. Loved the guided tour up Mapungubwe Hill but best of all was a sunset game drive. Excellent sightings. An early morning spent a the Maloutswa pan was very rewarding. Great roads for sedans inside the park (although limited). Enjoyed the museum too but it was not a highlight (a bit repetitive after the guided tour). The Tree Top Boardwalk and confluence are definitely worth a visit. A special place for a bush break.

Thank Kate W
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