Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park is found in the province of Limpopo near Kolope River and its 15km north to the Venetia Diamond mine. The park was established in 1995 and it covers an area of about 28000 hectares and it’s known for its historical sites of the Mapungubwe Hills, these are attributed to be the historical scenes of the Mapungubwe kingdom. The park is the among a few wildlife reserve with both Meerkat and the Nile crocodiles.

The park’s vegetation makes it favourable for any wild animal to shrive in the park due to the wide coverage of the canopy with at least 24 Acacia species amongst others.  The Mopane trees also forms another vegetation type around the plains of the park, Riparian fringe which is seen at Limpopo is of prime importance basing on the view of conservation. This dense vegetation community with a closed canopy which occurs in the rich alluvial deposits along Riverine.

Almost all the African game species occur in this national park that roam across the Limpopo River to Botswana and Zimbabwe most especially when the river is not in flood and back. Some of the noted species include; elephants, hippopotamus , white rhinoceros, lions, leopards and cheetahs, Cape wild dogs, Spotted hyenas, brown hyenas, eland, blue, wildebeests, kudu, zebras, Bush bucks, Water bucks, Impala, Duiker, Steenbok, Red hartebeest, Oryx, Giraffe, Warthogs, Bush pigs and baboons.

Heritage tours can be performed here where visitors gets a chance to visit the Elite graveyard of the at the Mapungubwe hill top, visitors also gets a chance to view the entire spectrum of the region followed by the  guided nature walks in the morning hours to view the nature of the park and discovering other features.