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Mapungubwe National Park

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Magnificent

The sunset from the view point at the confluence of the three rivers is magnificent. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
Stunningly beautiful, incredible birdlife, so peaceful

A lovely and little-known national park with excellent birdlife, plenty of baobabs, and stunning... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
NinaHobb
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“limpopo river” (15 reviews)
“leokwe camp” (10 reviews)
“bird hide” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The sunset from the view point at the confluence of the three rivers is magnificent. Unfortunately the park is in two sections, east and west which disjoints the park. The juvenile male elephants are aggressive.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

A lovely and little-known national park with excellent birdlife, plenty of baobabs, and stunning landscapes. Definitely worth staying for several days to experience the sublime peace. Staff is very friendly and competent (though sometimes bogged down by SANParks' ridiculous admin). Mapungubwe hill at sunset is...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

As a lifelong amateur archaeologist, Mapungubwe has always held a fascination for me. When we finally made it to this iconic location, I was charmed by the inspiring architecture, we loved the spacious, modern, comfortable and well-equipped Leokwe Camp; we enjoyed the River Boardwalk and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Mapungubwe is home to an extraordinary archaeological find: the largest kingdom in Southern Africa. It's history is fascinating. Sadly the park is run by tired, unenthusiastic staff who couldn't really be bothered if you were there or not. From reception staff to the restaurant to...More

1  Thank LoveRSA
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This National Park is 70kms away from the nearest town, and so really is in the middle of nowhere. It is beautiful with so many things to see. Although they only have 4 out of the Big 5, you won't be disappointed. If you take...More

1  Thank peta_kofi
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My visit there was a great one. We drive there coming in through musina. The whole route there is tared if you are coming in from the N1. In 2013 we paid an entrance fee of about R70 if I remember well. Paid an extra...More

Thank Nduvho M
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This national park is a good mix of history and wildlife. A tour to the Mapungubwe heritage site is essential. Our guide provided a great insight into the archaeology and history of this atmospheric site. The game is abundant and there are excellent hides for...More

Thank TriciaAnnW
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

My second visit to this stunning park. There is so much to see, the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers (the view is awsome), the dramatic sandstone formations, the game and many birds, the museum. Our stay of 2 nights was too short.

Thank Erwin M
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Pro's - Fantastic rock formations, great Forest Boardwalk, decent accommodation at Leokwe campsite. Con's - museum complex needs to be jacked up - it looks weather beaten. Fantastic buildings that seem like an unnecessary expense for the contents - small number of fossils and archealogical...More

1  Thank james l
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Although this park is quite distant from the main cities, it is definately a must for all South Africans and foreign tourist. The camp is excellent, roads good and lots of animals to see.

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mokgehlem
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Response from peta_kofi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure if there's hiking, as we didn't do any. Check out the Sanparks website, they'll have more info
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