Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is a place of serenity, great beauty and special archaeological interest. It is situated in the northern part of South Africa on the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe and it’s famous for Mapungubwe Hill where an ancient African civilisation prospered between 1200 and 1270 AD. The area was already inhabited by a growing Iron Age community from 900 AD and became rich through trade with faraway places like Egypt, India and China. This is the place where archaeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom.

Activities in the park include:

  • Archaeological visit of Mapungubwe Hill
  • The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre where you will see the famous golden rhino
  • Photographic safaris: Elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelopes
  • Birdwatching: 400 species recorded with the possibility to see tropical boubou and the sought after pel’s fishing owl
  • Admire mystic scenery: Sandstone formations, remarkable big trees of mopane and baobab.