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Mapungubwe National Park

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Address: South Africa
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An ancient civilization site

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is a beautiful park in the northern parts of South Africa near Musina and the Mapungubwe is also a world Heritage site concerning the history of an ancient tribe that lived on and below the Mapungubwe mountain. For people that are interested in this type of history and the Gold Rhino that was found, this is a place to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

This UNESCO World heritage site should be on every African's must visit list. The geography, including the Shashi-Limpopo confluence is impressive. Park facilities need a managerial intervention and massive maintenance initiative. Many elephants, impala and other game. Visit the award winning Interpretation Center to not only learn about history but also to experience top rate architectural design.

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Polokwane, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

What a great camping site and i am so glad that everything was so clean and well looked after! great place to go if you have a long weekend.

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We have just returned from Mapungubwe where we spent 4 nights at the Mazhou Camping site, which must be one of the most beautiful camping sites that I have ever seen. Beautiful Nyala trees offering shade to every site. Clean and well maintained ablutions and sites. Dan who looks after the site is a great PRO and has extensive knowledge... More 

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Welkom, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Reserve is not very big and can be enjoyed over a long weekend. Although small it is rich in culture. That can be enjoyed by taking a hike up the mapungubwe hill with a guide. And then visiting the museum rounds of that experiance. Driving the reserve will be an advensure when meeting the ellies. Don't forget to take... More 

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