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Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park



+27 (0) 15 534 7923/24



Poaching Hotline:

+27 (0) 800 205 005


Size:  28,000 ha / 280 km2

Nearest major city:  Johannesburg (6h15 approx by car)

Species Numbers:  100 Mammals        402 Birds        69 Reptiles

Big Five:  Yes


  • - A World Heritage Site, it is one of South Africa’s most important archaeological locations
  • - Beautiful scenery with views of the Limpopo River
  • - Excellent bird watching

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park's wildlife and birds, to those in search of serenity, identity and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site.

Come and join these diverse pilgrims and share unforgettable moments sipping sundowners at the confluence of the legendary Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, watch the eagles soar over Botswana and Zimbabwe's skies, hear the echo of elephant trumpets, take a tree top walk or just relax and absorb the surroundings.

Mapungubwe, which means ‘place of the jackals’, is rich in biodiversity, great scenic beauty and is an area of great cultural importance due the archaeological treasures of Mapungubwe.