Mapungubwe Museum

Mapungubwe Museum, Musina: Address, Phone Number, Mapungubwe Museum Reviews: 4/5

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Karishma-Kim
London, UK475 contributions
Sep 2021
The building itself is very beautiful. This is one of the few museums I have visited in South Africa that I would recommend (the others seem to be collections of blown up newspaper articles). Thoughtfully curated. The golden rhino is obviously the main draw, but its worth going through all the other exhibits to learn about the long and complicated history of Mapungubwe.

I heavily recommend pairing this with the heritage tour offered by the Park. Our guide was Cedric and he did a fantastic job of giving us an overview of the history as well as answering all our questions.
Written 16 October 2021
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1 074 contributions
Sep 2019
The exhibits at this museum are dubious in nature, although the golden rhino is allegedly there and the restaurant is a further disappointment, no real meals, only light snacks.
Written 2 October 2019
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Andre A
Sao Paulo, SP80 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
For me the attractions were it is a World Heritage Site and the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers (where you can also see the triple border between Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa). The archeological part Really interesting, as the occupation of the site was made, going through periods dating back to 300000 years ago. A pleasant surprise was a herd of elephants that I encountered on the way to the confluence view. But other than that, if you have a tight schedule, this stretch is perfectly skippable.

I don’t remember the price but it is cheaper if you have the SANParks card
Written 23 September 2019
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Londeka Ndlovu
Pretoria, South Africa106 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This place should be better marketed, there is great African history there. The museum is not impressive, they need to put more information on display. The views at the conflunce are amazing. You can book private parties there and stay overnight to experience real bush living. For a self drive, make sure you have a 4x4 car, otherwise you could damage your small car.
Written 21 July 2019
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omegacon
Beacon Bay; East London175 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The attractive museum offers a pictorial and video story about how the unique history of Mapungubwe. It's neither a life changing experience nor worldly unique but if you are in the area, it's recommended as a visit.
Written 29 May 2019
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Steve J
Johannesburg, South Africa72 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Not many people will know of the sophisticated culture that existed in this unique area nestled close to the Limpopo and Sashe River confluence,but it is a fascinating insight into a bygone age.The display is very well done in an award winning architectural gem.The approx 15 minute video is also well worth seeing.Pity that many of the best archaelogical artifacts are housed at Pretoria University
Written 29 March 2019
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Jenny S
Johannesburg, South Africa103 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
I could find NO information on the San Park website about the opening time and cost to go the Mapungubwe Museum. I can now confirm the cost is R 66 per adult and R 33 per child to enter the museum. This payment is NOT made at the museum but only at the main gate! You then take your receipt to the museum??? There is NO signage up anywhere at the main gate office or the museum reception area to confirm the entrance fee - seemed very odd.

The museum is rather small and will take you no longer than one hour to read everything and look around. There was a 12 minute informativie film about the history and discovery of Mapungubwe. NO photos were allowed to be taken in the museum. The museum was seriously air conditioned and this was relief from the 37 degree temperature outside. The golden rhino found at the Mapungubwe Hill as on display in the museum.

If you are staying in the Mapungubwe Park this is the ONLY place you can buy firewood. The cost of a bag of fire wood if R 30.
Written 27 March 2019
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ericbrian41
Musina, South Africa20 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The place has a wide variety of deferent wild animals and amaizing ladscapes also has a great view of the zimbabwe south africa and botswana borders all separated by two rivers one of the the Limpopo. Then there Great Hills all around the place is just spectacular.
Written 20 March 2019
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Andre A
Sao Paulo, SP80 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
In this museum you can learn about the human development and occupation among years, their habits and the park’s history. Beyond that you have a wonderful game reserve to explore (with the triple border) and the confluence view. It does not worth travel all the way from Johannesburg. But if you are at the north part of Kruger, go and make a visit
Written 17 October 2018
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Judy S
Johannesburg35 contributions
Jun 2018
Small but very interesting, worth a visit as to the history of this border area of South Africa, well hosted
Written 1 October 2018
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