Mapungubwe National Park
Come and share memorable moments in the Lush Limpopo river valley, sipping sundowners at the confluence of the celebrated Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, where three countries unite in the renowned Mapungubwe National Park. Gaze at eagles soaring over African skies, heed the echo of elephant trumpets, embark on a tree top hike or simply relax, unwind and soak in the superb surroundings. Found in a spectacular flourishing sandstone flanked valley and set amongst mopane scrub and mixed woodland, is Mapungubwe Park's main rest camp, Leokwe Camp. Located in the eastern section of the Park, this historical self catering camp has a rich cultural atmosphere with a typical Vendan Village design.
The bird life is abundant and the confluence of two great rivers has a lookout with a number of observation decks which provide impressive views across the rivers below and give a birds-eye view of this delightful area.. indeed the whole neighborhood with its rocky valleys and craggy outcrops scattered with large Baobab and riverine forest trees give the impression of being a raptor paradise. The boardwalk which goes to the hide surveying the river is a wonderful place to have a picnic and do some riverine woodland birding.
The lush surrounds of the Limpopo River form a magical setting for the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, a constituent of the greater Mapungubwe National Park. Plush in its semi luxury facilities and airy construction, this attractive and secluded tented camp facility is self catering and absolutely gorgeous - a memorable getaway destination.
The camp itself accommodates around sixteen guests in spacious rooms in eight two-bed self-catering units. Additionally, guests have access to seven semi-luxury forest tents, with two-bed bedrooms, shower and toilet facilities, and kitchen units. The camp is also disabled friendly, with one semi-luxury forest tent sporting a charming two bed-bedroom, kitchen, and private ablution facilities.
Guests have an exciting group of archaeological and art sites to take in during their stay here, as well. Guided tours of the area are available, as well as birding excursions, and spectacular game viewing opportunities.
Mapungubwe National Park is home to the larger-than-life Tshugulu Lodge - constructed in an area that is a thoroughfare for the area's wildlife, predators and the local grazers they track. Unguided wandering is not allowed, with guests preferring to tackle this attractive setting on guided 4x4 game drives along the 40km ecotrail.
Tshugulu Lodge accommodates up to fourteen guests. The camp itself must be booked out entirely by a single group, making it the ultimate intimate destination for groups wanting to take on the bush during the day, then trade stories of adventure with close friends or colleagues in the crisp evening.
Activities available to guests in the area include morning and sunset game drives, bird watching and game viewing excursions, the mountain pass walk to take in the view of the Cape vulture colony, morning and sunset bush walks, the two-night 4x4 eco trail available, and two nights hiking Trail opening soon.
Mapungubwe National Park: Limpopo Province's centre of biodiversity and safari authenticity, a gorgeous coming together of natural elements, mammals, plantlife, birds, and Vhembe Wilderness Camp. An eastern lying camp, resting quietly on the nearby valley ridge, just over from the Limpopo River, this attractive little camp is home to the complete selection of sights and sounds native to the greater Mapungubwe.
Guests at Vhembe Wilderness Camp are accommodated in en-suite wooden cabins, with decks overlooking the valley and solar electricity. Meals can be prepared in the fully equipped communal kitchen, with meals being taken in the boma area. Each cabin is furnished with two single beds and electric ceiling fans, as well as en-suite bathrooms.
Activities at Vhembe include the local heritage tour, morning, sunset and night drives, guided archaeological tours, and the exciting three hour Tree Top Walk.