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“Fascinating Park”

Mapungubwe National Park
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were staying at the Mopane Bush Lodge and had a couple of trips to the Mapungubwe National Park.
The park has one of the oldest sets of cave paintings and if you have a good guide (as we had, Bridgette from Mopane) you will find out the history of this amazing sight.
The park itself has amazing scenery, which changes every time you turn a corner and there is an abundance of wildlife.
The park is set on a tip of South Africa and there is a viewpoint where you can see over the river into Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The park is well worth a couple of trips, enjoy.

2  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Visit the Park since 2012. last visit was September 2017. Again it was more than I expected. We originally planned to camp one night but decided to upgrade to the Bush camp at Vhembe. What an experience! Was woken in the night by klipspringers and elephant bull feeding right below our reed hut. The morning coffee and rusks turned out to be a spectacular sightings of impala, kudu, blouwildebees, squirrel and 4 big elephant bulls treating us to a up close encounter of the large size kind. For the bird lovers there was enough to see. Doing the 4x4 trail was a new experience with a lot of animal sightings. The convergence and tree top walk was again one of the highlights. Still rank it as one of my top 10 parks to visit.

Thank Quinton B
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We spent a day here as a stop off point on a road trip. We hadn't expected to be so taken with the area. We ended up spending a full day here, enjoying the 4x4 trails, the self drive wildlife viewing opportunities and the tremendous views. The boababs are lovely and the views at the confluence point are spectacular.

Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely environment, clean air, variety of wild animals, beautiful Limpopo river, a very nice view of the SA Botswana and Zimbabwe confluence. For me this is a monthly experience as I have to be there for my monthly Environmental inspection. Poachers corner is one of my favourite spots.

Thank Thembi N
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We visited for 6 days and tried to get an extension but this is a popular park. Travelling through Alldays the road is badly potholed but fortunately relatively quiet compared to the alternative route via Louis Trichard. We stayed the first night at Tshugulu Lodge, an old hunting lodge in a quiet area of the park. The fully equipped and serviced lodge is beautifully situated amongst the rocky outcrops and features a swimming pool which must be most welcome in the hotter months. The next day we transferred to our main lodging in Leokwe Camp which is not fenced but has the advantage of a swimming pool where a resident herd of elephant come to drink every day. Needless to say a big watch out when walking between the chalets. The staff take initiative, are very willing and helpful with absolutely everything from providing kettles to helping us with a flat tyre and a starter motor fault. The main highlights for me were being surrounded by elephants at the hide at Maloutswa dam, walking along the Limpopo river on the elevated walkway high up among the fever trees, viewing the confluence between Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa and taking the guided tour up Mapungubwe Hill, an ancient archeological site. Mapungubwe is remote so leave the smart phones behind, take your family, some books and games and remind yourself of how life is supposed to be.

1  Thank sljdubai
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