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Mapungubwe National Park is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park's wildlife, birds and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site. Come and join these diverse pilgrims and share unforgetable moments sipping sundowners at the confluence of the legendary Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, watch the eagles soar over Botswana and Zimbabwe's skies, hear the echo of elephant trumpets, take a tree top walk or just relax and absorb the surroundings.
Mapungubwe is rich in biodiversity, great scenic beauty and cultural importance of the archaeological treasures. Visit Mapungubwe Hill, where a far developed African civilisation prospered between 1200 and 1270 AD. This is the place where archeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom.
There is a variety of animal life including elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelope species occuring naturally in the area. Lucky visitors might spot predators like lions, leopards and hyenas. Birders can tick off 400 species, including kori bustard, tropical boubou and pel’s fishing owl.Areas of Special Interest The Lost City: Visit Mapungubwe Hill, where a far developed African civilisation prospered between 1200 and 1270 AD. The area was already inhabited by a growing Iron Age community from 900 AD and became rich through trade with faraway places like Egypt, India and China. This is the place where archeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom. Wildlife and Mystic Scenery: Sandstone formations, mopane woodlands and unique riverine forest and baobab trees form the astounding scenic backdrop for a rich variety of animal life. Elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelope species occur naturally in the area. Lucky visitors might spot predators like lions, leopards and hyenas. Birders can tick off 400 species, including kori bustard, tropical boubou and pel’s fishing owl. Joining Nations: The Iron Age civilization of Mapungubwe was not limited by the Limpopo river and animals have always been able to wander around in the area of present-day South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This is why South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding with Botswana and Zimbabwe on June 22nd setting out principles for the Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA).
Rates Include:Accommodation, VATRates Exclude:Optional excursions, conservation levy
Activities: Visit the Confluence: Enjoy a view over the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers where three countries meet. There is a picnic site with ablution facilities at the Confluence with shaded picnic spots with tables and taps. You can also hire a skottel braai and stock up on cooldrinks at the tuck shop.
Do the Tree Top Walk: Take a walk among the riverine forest on a raised canopy walk that takes you to a hide over looking the Limpopo River.
Take a Heritage Tour, go on a Sunset Drive, Take a Guided Walk Follow the Route of Lost Kingdoms: The Route of Lost Kingdoms stretches from inside the gates of the Kruger National Park at the ancient stone wall site of Thulamela, follows a trail of myths and legends to the Mapungubwe World Heritage site and onwards to the small town of Alldays. The route gives tourists the opportunity to explore this undiscovered region in the north of South Africa, bordering Botswana and Zimbabwe.
One of the Limpopo forest tents and two of the Leokwe Cottages are adapted for the mobility impaired. All these units have roll-in showers.