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Wonderful park for experiencing wild life and African cultural heritage.

The Mapungubwe National Park is a fascinating red sandstone preserve that offers great animal viewing, the Limpopo River (puddles in the dry winter), and African cultural... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
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331 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

The Mapungubwe National Park is a fascinating red sandstone preserve that offers great animal viewing, the Limpopo River (puddles in the dry winter), and African cultural heritage. As usual, the bird hides are best for viewing animals. Be sure and visit the western side of the park.

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Pretoria
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We stayed at Leokwe rest camp, which is in the eastern part of this park. The scenery and views are simply stunning, The viewpoint at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers is great. We went there in the morning and at sunset. The last morning we went to the western part to the waterhole, where we had excellent... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Mapungubwe is beautiful with baobab trees and all game apart from buffalo. The Leokwe Rest Camp was surprisingly nice, with a swimming pool and the chalets were relatively new, clean and private - we were sorry we did not stay for longer. The fences which remain on the Limpopo River are a bit of an eyesore, both on the Western... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Mapungubwe already have the geological features, the flora, the history, all it needs is to be expanded and more animals added and it will be on par if not surpass other more famous parks like Kruger. Being a bit remote and smaller than other parks, it doesn't attract the big crowds - which is a good thing if you make... More 

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johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a nationalpark site on the Limpoporiver that is the border to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Leokwe chalets (outside shower/ self catering) and Limpopo river tented camp(massive out-of-Africa luxury text Self catering) are fabulous. the former set within a kilometer of the ancientGold Rhino king burial site, the latter under massive riverine forest. Big Five and game move between the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This was inhabited 11-14th century and then mysteriously was abandoned. There is a very good tour by park rangers. The settlement was on top of a very high hill, which was good for defense, but meant that everyone had to be hauled to the top. It is somewhat strenuous to climb to th etop, but is well worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Great park in the north of South Africa close to Botswana and Zimbabwe. The sandstone formations are magnificent. I particularly enjoyed the view of the Limpopo river from the confluence point. A great variety of wildlife. We saw lots of elephants, oryx, zebra, kudu, wildebeest etc. Was able to take nice close up pictures of a lot of birds. Highly... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

A beautiful part of South Africa unlike any other. You can sense the history and heritage in the baobab trees and the sandstone formations.

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Randburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

My wife and I spent 8-nights camping at Mapungubwe Mazhou camp site. You must remember to go to the main entrance first to book in first before going to the camp site. If not you will have to travel around 35km return trip (70km in total) to fill in the paper work. Do not take the Den Staad road as... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We left a weekend in Mapungubwe with positive feelings. Like other National Parks in South Africa we were a bit disappointed about the condition of maintenance (compared to what the NP looked like in the past) but we loved the nature, the vegetation and the solitude (we hardly saw another car). We were also very happy about the accommodation!!

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