Mapungubwe National Park

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.

Understand

Mapungubwe Hill

Landscape

Mapungubwe National Park is centered around 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

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

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 70km to the east) and Polokwane (about 250km to the south).

Sleep

Lodging

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