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Re: Mapungubwe: INFO

Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:03 pm

JoelR wrote:There's always more to say, but I might be starting to bore people. So, so long. :wink:

Not boring me at all, Joel, it's really very interesting to hear about the park's development and the prospect of a(nother) true transfrontier park. Another park I must manage to visit!! Thanks for keeping us updated :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mapungubwe: INFO

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:46 am

I totally agree with Arks - not boring at all!
Great to have news on Mapungubwe - please keep on sharing with us all the information you have. We are definitely going back there soon - a really amazing place.

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Re: Mapungubwe: INFO

Unread postby Suzz » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:05 am

I second that Naomic! Went there in Apr/May, but will definatly go back some time. The peace and quiet is amazing there!!! And the landscapes and views amazing!!! Love the Mazhou camping site. They can just fix those ablutions, maybe make it a bit more female friendly. I was very aware of the fact that the unisex washbasin was right next to the ladies toilet. Not a very nice feeling when you have to go..... :redface: And the water pressure in the showers were non existent. COuldn't get the shampoo out of my hair. But that camping site is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! It feels like your sitting in the middle of the bush. Well you basically are! :thumbs_up: But it's good news to hear about the park getting bigger.
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Mapungubwe map origins

Unread postby jharg » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:52 pm

A strange question I admit, but I am interested in finding out about the dates of the current Mapungubwe maps available on this website: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/mapungubw ... sm/map.php . One of the maps, in yellow, and I assume the older, depicts Smuts' house. The more recent one at the top, seems to be from 2005, and whilst generally more detailed, has no detail on Smuts' house. This appears to indicate a deliberate movement away from sites not associated explicitly with the Mapungubwe culture. Does anyone by any chance know the creation date of the original yellow map?

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Re: Mapungubwe map origins

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:10 pm

I wouldn't know about dates (Section Ranger Stefan is the map maker and I believe you have his details...) but I do know the remains of Smuts House are not open to the public and this is the main reason it's not indicated on the map. The house is still there, but I don't think it's likely that resources will be there to restore it anytime soon. That said: I don't think it is on the "to demolish" list either.

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Mapungubwe Photography Weekend

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West Rand Honorary Rangers presents a Photographic Safari in Mapungubwe

Join us from 18 to 20 September 2009 for an exciting photographic safari weekend in Mapungubwe. Prepare yourself for excellent photo opportunities of abundant wildlife and birdlife, complemented by the sandstone hills, mopane forest and baobabs. You will be accompanied on foot or in vehicles to get the close-ups you have always wanted! Price per person is R1900 which includes dinner, bed and breakfast as well as transport within the park. For further details contact Johanna on 011-660-5521 or 072-314-0077. For booking form, email us on westrandhr@mweb.co.za.

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Mapungubwe featured on SABC2, 18th June 2009

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:26 am

Forumite's don't forget to watch 'Morning Live' on SABC2 on Thursday, 18th June 2009 at 06:00AM.

Mapungubwe National Park and world Heritage Site will be featured...

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Re: Mapungubwe featured on SABC2, 18th June 2009

Unread postby JenB » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:38 am

Thanx Spook! :D
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Re: Mapungubwe featured on SABC2, 18th June 2009

Unread postby Robbert » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi there,

Is there a way to watch the program overhere in Europe? We are Mapungubwe addicts :D (been there twice within one year)

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Re: Mapungubwe featured on SABC2, 18th June 2009

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:19 pm

Hi eos5d,
Unfortunately I don't think so :cry:
Beautiful photo :wink:

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Re: Mapungubwe featured on SABC2, 18th June 2009

Unread postby Robbert » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:21 pm

:cry:

Thanks Boorgatspook!, Glad you liked the picture!! :D :D :D

These pictures keeps me up!

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Re: Mapungubwe: INFO

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:55 am

The transfrontier area that includes Mapungubwe NP (South Africa), Tuli Block (Botswana) and the Maramani area (Zimbabwe) is renamed from Limpopo Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area to Greater Mapungubwe TFCA.

The name change (press release) was signed on Friday 19 June by a bunch of dignitaries. Boring, you'd say? NOT THIS TIME! :wink:

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Mapungubwe Transfrontier Park

Unread postby Bushhappyfred » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:34 pm

Hi can anyone tell me if the transfronteir park is open and if you can go into the Botswanan and Zimbabwean sides of it. I am planning a trip there in October 2009. Thanks

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Re: Mapungubwe Transfrontier Park

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:52 pm

No, you cannot travel directly from Mapungubwe to Botswana or Zimbabwe. There is a river with no bridges! Pontdrift border post to Botswana is however almost right next to Mapungubwe and Beitbridge to Zim is not far either. Both are however outside of the park and are normal commercial crossings.
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Re: Mapungubwe Transfrontier Park

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:16 am

Long term prospects for a pristine transfrontier park will balance finely on the imminent exploitation of the areas coal deposits .
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