​User Reviews – Mapungubwe NP

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Raffaella   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2016

Email Raffaella  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Overall rating

It's nice to see lot of baobad

Henk Pretorius   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Feb 15, 2016

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Overall rating

Beautiful, but warm... I like the Baobab trees

Sumarie Slabber   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: November 2015 Reviewed: Nov 21, 2015

Email Sumarie Slabber  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

Spectacular beauty awaits you there! Love the Park!

Harry and Grace Mateman   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2012 Reviewed: May 14, 2012

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Quiet park with nice accommodation, good destination for a couple of days.
Overall rating

We spent 3 nights with a hired 2wd car. We stayed at a cottage at Leokwe camp (Mapungubwe East), which was very well equipped. There are some baobab trees and beautiful rocks in the camp and there is even a small swimmng pool. There are no fences at Leokwe camp, so wildlife can come to your doorstep. We saw klipspringers and many birds while having breakfast. In the evening we heard some noise in the dark ant saw a african civet, an animal we had never seen before. When we stayed here in februari 2010 we saw a couple of elephants near our cottage.
There are not many roads suitable for 2wd, but some more for 4wd. Now, as two years ago, we didn't see much wildlife in the eastern part of the park. You can go to the treetop hide and watch bee-eaters at the Limpopo river and a little further view the confluence of this river with the Shashe river. At the reception we were told that there were lions seen in this part of the park, we can hardly believe that, as several cows were roaming free in the park. Conclusion: in the eastern part of the park you won't see many wildlife, but the secenery is fine and you'll get "bush vibes".
In the western part we saw many more animals, especially from the Maloetswa hide.
We spent two mornings at the hide (and were all allone then) and saw a lot of animals and birds coming for a drink. In our video you can see what animals we saw within a couple of hours. The big five however was only represented by elephants (and there are a lot of them in the park). The tented camp at the western part also is unfenced and is situated in lovely open forest.
There are more campsites in the park which we didn't visit.
The weather was dry and very warm (in februari even warmer).
To travel from the eastern to the western part of the park you have to go out the gate at the reception as there is no internal connection between the two parts.
You can drive thorugh a graded road (20 km) or take the tar road to Pont Drift (40 km). We would not recommend the graded road for 2wd cars. Though when we drove this road two years ago we saw many elephants along this road.
When you have booked an accommodation you must check in at the reception at the eastern part of the park. Recently they have opened a small restaurant near the reception where you can have a meal. But remember from the reception to Leokwe camp the distance is 14 km, so it takes you at least half an hour to get back in time.
If you wish you can book a walk or drive at the reception.

Goodstuff Visited: August 2007 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2012

Overall rating

Great scenery.

Ronel van Zyl   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2012

Email Ronel van Zyl  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

On the verge of three countries is this wilderness destination with beautiful accommodation and history of Africa. Loved sitting at the waterholes and seeing the elephants come to drink. Very warm in summer and a 4x4 is recommended.

Trudi   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2011

Email Trudi  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

In Munaty Lodge it was very special to walk between giraffes and zebra's! And wonderfull Baobabs!!!

kevlineuh   –  
Réunion RE
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2011

Awesome landscapes
Overall rating

First I don't remember very well because I did 3 months in botswana, south africa and I saw a lot of things. For Mapungubwe it was the first time I see a scene so beautiful. The point of view of the river, Zimbabwe is very impressive with great views (great for those who want to take photo).
A lot of animals to see, landscapes incredible. It was the first time I've seen the black eagles, bee-eater, wilderbeest, elephants too.
For the weather sunny without any clouds, if you're not used to hot weather it can be hard ;)

Average User Rating

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