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Mapungubwe National Park

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Address: South Africa
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+27 12 428 9111

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One of the most beautiful landscape I ever saw

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank karen_schmutz
Port Elizabeth
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank wildguide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Malhoa
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bethany C
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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.

Thank Paul J
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.

Thank Christo V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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