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Mapungubwe National Park

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Address: South Africa
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Awesome park with beautiful scenery. A high ground clearance vehicle will add to your experience, as then you can drive their eco routes. Be prepare to be amazed! Only negative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
henk510
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Hoedspruit

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Hoedspruit
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome park with beautiful scenery. A high ground clearance vehicle will add to your experience, as then you can drive their eco routes. Be prepare to be amazed! Only negative thing is the lack of good maps and the Western section is a little confusing, with fences here, fences there, nature reserve ground here, private land there etc...Eastern side -... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected treasure. We stayed in the Limpopo Forest tented Camp. The tent was spacious and clean and had everything that we needed. The park itself has a few surprises- the treetop walkway was a really beautiful and a lovely walk. The Maloutsa Bird Hide was just the best. As we arrived there, on Saturday Elephants came to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

An amazing experience ! We saw only a few animals, this is the nature and the way it is ! The ranger advised to try a night drive (as from 19h30) to have a better chance. We drove through the park by ourself one time, visited the museum, walked to the Mapungubwe royal site, had a morning walk (in the... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Mapungubwe National Park in the far north of South Africa is a place that will delight your senses. The red rock formations and grassed valleys combine with the confluence of two great rivers, the Limpopo and Sashi rivers (which were in full flood when we were there) and the junction of three countries give this place a character all of... More 

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Lisboa
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Will be back definetely to this beautiful place so full of wildlife. The accommodation is exquisite, it fits perfectly in the environment and we had a great guide, Lulula Leonard, who took us to a walking tour up to an ancient village discovered in 1930's. Beautiful and smiling staff and wonderful food. Shame the restaurant closes at 6pm.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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