Mapungubwe National Park


Mapungubwe National Park is a South African park located in the province of Limpopo on the boarder of both Zimbabwe and Botswana, it was established in 1995. In 2003 the park became the fifth UNESCO World Heritage Site within South Africa. Mapungubwe’s landscape is composed of forested area and unique sandstone formations as well as baobab trees that appear scattered across the park.

A large number of animals can be found within the park including most major mammals such as: lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, zebra and white rhinoceros. Along with the many animals found within the park, Mapungubwe is also an archeological site where many relics, artefacts and even ancient graves have been found, thus creating a mysterious reputation that surrounds the park. Gold, beads and other relics have been found in the area that tell the stories of the ancient people who used to occupy the area along with a burial site at the top of the mountain which has previously been excavated and re-buried.

Accommodation: Rest camps, bush lodge

Activities: Hikes, walks and trails, tours, guided game drives

Highlights: History brought to life and wonderful scenery

Destination: Northern Limpopo Province, on the South African border

Home to a powerful tribe that flourished on trading with Eastern cultures.

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Special Things About Mapungubwe National Park

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Mapungubwe National Park Wildlife

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Best Time to Visit Mapungubwe National Park

Try to visit Mapungubwe in the first few months of the Dry season, which stretches from May to September. By this time the heat and precipitation of the Wet season (October to April) has gone, but the chilly nights of the later drier months are yet to arrive.
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