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Mapungubwe National Park is in Limpopo, South Africa. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and is a part of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.


Mapungubwe Hill



Mapungubwe National Park is centred on the Mapungubwe Hill, once the capital of the eponymous kingdom. The landscape consists of sandstone formations and different kinds of forest and the park is also an archaeological site.

Flora and fauna[edit]

In the national park you can encounter animals emblematic of Africa such as elephants, lions, Nile crocodiles, giraffes and antelopes. There are around 400 bird species in the park. The vegetation is dominated by baobab trees.


Get in[edit]

The national park is located in the northernmost South Africa, close to the border tri-point with Botswana and Zimbabwe. The closest major cities are Musina (about 70 km to the east) and Polokwane (about 250 km to the south).


Valid to 31 October 2017:

  • South African citizens and residents (with ID): R44 per adult, R22 per child, per day
  • SADC nationals (with passport):R88 per adult, R44 per child, per day
  • Foreign visitors: R176 per adult, R88 per child, per day

Get around[edit]



(Prices Aug 2017)

  • Heritage Tour, 2 hours, R230
  • Museum Tour,c2 hours, R55
  • Heritage & Museum Tours Package, 2 hours, R265 per adult, R245 per child
  • Sunset Drive, 3 hours, R275 per adult, R130 per child
  • Night Drive, 2 hours, R275 per adult, R130 per child
  • Guided Walks, 3 hours, R420
  • Bush Braai, 3 hours, R650






  • Mopane Bush Lodge.
  • Leokwe Camp. Cottages for 1-2 people R1200-1500, cottages for 1-4 people R1865-2165.
  • Limpopo Forest Tented Camp. Forest tents for 1-2 people R1100-1260.
  • Tshugulu Lodge. Cottages for 1-4 people R1125-1500, guest houses for 1-4 people R1900-2500 plus R480-580 per additional adult (half that for a child) up to 8 people.
  • Vhembe Wilderness Camp. Cabins R710-825 for 1-2 people.


  • Mazhou Camping Site. R265-305 for 1-2 people.


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