after we drove to Limpopo river and stayed at our friend nice farm we started to explore SANparks with Mupungubwe:
We started early morning from farm of friend and drove to main gate of the park.
At the gate is nice sign of the park saying also about being World heritage site.
The board welcoming to Mapungubwe
We wanted to buy our Wild cards right here to use it from first day. Unfortunately they could not upload from machine our details to the card, so we paid regular day entrance fee. The visitor centre is nice and you can see the park is new.
While in park we turned left towards Confluence viewpoint. We were inside the park about one minute and had our first sighting. And a special welcome from Sanparks symbol male Kudu himself.
The Kudu symbol of Sanparks
There was female with three youngsters also. What a welcome! We drove on gravel road with a lot of curves and saw couple herds or single impalas. Took short 4WD track (only few hundreds meters) to Nwatinugu waterhole. There was water, but no animals. We went on to Limpopo valley viewpoint.
The view of Limpopo valey
There is nice view of Limpopo valley in distance and surrounding country. The weather was cloudy, but warm.
On the way to Confluence point we saw one more male kudu. There is one section of road going through rocks valley with sharp curves and steep descent and after that climb. There were Dassies on rocks and also group of baboons.
Rock Dassie on the rock above road
Near the parking and picnic area were also franklins with blue head. To get to parking at Confluence point you need to drive again steep section of road. At the picnic site we had little snack. The facilities are new, so very nice and clean. I liked the natural feel of wooden benches, tables and shelters.