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Media Release: Rhino carcass discovered in Mapungubwe National Park

Date: 2014-07-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that a fresh rhino bull carcass, with its horns removed, was discovered yesterday in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site near Musina in Limpopo Province. The crime scene is currently being investigated by a South African Police Services forensics team together with SANParks Environmental Crime Investigators.

Media Release: Alldays High school benefits from SANParks' CSI

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) Managing Executive: Corporate Services, Ms wanda mkutshulwa yesterday (27 March 2014) handed a computer laboratory to Alldays High School in the Alldays community, adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site.

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park experiences heavy rains

Date: 2014-03-10

In the last week, like most parts of the country, Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WH) experienced heavy rains, which could result in floods.

Media Release: SANParks employee arrested for illegal hunt granted bail

Date: 2014-01-29

Pretoria: A South African National Parks (SANParks) employee arrested in connection with illegal commercial hunting activities in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, near Musina in Limpopo, appeared in the Makhado Magistrate Court this morning.  

Media Release: SANParks arrests employee for illegal hunt of game

Date: 2014-01-27

Musina: South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime Investigators conducted a successful arrest this morning of one of its employees based in one of the national parks under its management. 

New operating hours for Golden Rhino Restaurant in Mapungubwe

Date: 2013-12-11

The Golden Rhino restaurant, situated in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, will be operating under new hours from Friday, 13 December 2013. The new hours will now be 08:00 to 20:00, daily.

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: Mapungubwe restaurant still operational

Date: 2013-07-08

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to dismiss rumours that are spreading about the closure of Mapungubwe restaurant, which is situated in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site, near Musina in Limpopo. The restaurant has merely changed operators and was not closed down.

Mapungubwe National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-05-23

An update on the Mapungubwe National Park flood damage as on 23 May 2013.

Media Release: Mapungubwe commemorates International Day for Monuments & Sites

Date: 2013-04-17

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WHS) will join the rest of the international counterparts in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the International Day for Monuments and Sites. 

Media Release: Mapungubwe reopens its gates after heavy floods

Date: 2013-01-28

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site (MNP&WHS) has re-opened its doors after a week’s closure due to heavy floods in the park. The Park was closed on Monday, 21 January 2013 and has now been reopened to the public, except for the museum which will reopen later in the week.

Update on the heavy rains experienced in Mapungubwe

Date: 2013-01-22

Latest update on the heavy rains experienced at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site:

Latest updates on the heavy rains in Mapungubwe

Date: 2013-01-21

Update on the heavy rains experienced in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

Media Release: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

Date: 2013-01-21

The recent heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have resulted in the sudden temporary closure of the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage (MNP& WH) site. The park is inaccessible from Musina, as roads leading to the area are washed away.

Media Release: Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre temporarily closed due to heavy rain

Date: 2013-01-17

The Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre (MIC) situated within the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage (MNP&WH) Site has been temporarily closed due to the heavy rains in the area. 

Media Release: Dates for annual week of free access to SANParks confirmed

Date: 2012-08-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2012 South African National Parks Week will be launched on Monday, 10th September 2012 at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.

Mapungubwe acquires a restaurant

Date: 2012-05-09

Visitors to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites are hereby informed that a restaurant facility at the Interpretive Centre near the park’s entrance gate is open and operational. 

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park strikers return to work

Date: 2012-03-20

South African National Parks announced today in an updated statement that all remaining striking employees at the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site in Limpopo will unconditionally return to work today, 20 March 2012

Media Release: The Jewel of Limpopo Becomes a Big Tourist Attraction

Date: 2012-01-24

South African National Parks officially announced that the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site has received 343 visitors to the new Interpretation Centre.

Media Release: Pilot pays fine for illegal landing in a national park

Date: 2011-09-30

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has served a fine of R2 000 to a pilot who had landed a helicopter illegally in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

Celebrate International Museums Day 2011

Date: 2011-05-20

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in partnership with Polokwane Museum; join the worldwide community of museums to celebrate International Museum Day on 20th May 2011.

West Rand HRs open Tsugulu 4x4 Eco-Route

Date: 2010-07-08

On the Easter weekend and again on the weekend of 23 to 27 April 2010, a group of 16 Honorary Rangers (HRs) of the West Rand Region began the task of opening the Tsugulu 4X4 Eco Route.

Media Release: Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre's architect wins World Building of the Year Award

Date: 2009-11-13

South African architect Peter Rich has won this year's World Building of the Year Award for his Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in the Mapungubwe National Park.

West Rand HR host first Photographic Weekend

Date: 2009-10-15

The West Rand Honorary Rangers recently held their first Photographic Weekend in the Mapungubwe National Park – with much hope that this will become as popular as the birding weekends and a regular fixture on the SANParks calendar!

West Rand HR presents a Photographic Safari in Mapungubwe

Date: 2009-06-11

Join the West Rand Honorary Rangers (HR) for an exciting photographic safari weekend in Mapungubwe from 18 to 20 September 2009.

Media Release: Coal mining threat to cultural and bird tourism in the Limpopo Valley

Date: 2009-05-07

Proposals for a power station and coal mine within sight of the Mapungubwe National Park have raised concerns that these developments could destroy the eco-tourism and cultural-tourism potential of the area and have significant negative affects on one of Limpopo Province’s ten Important Bird Areas.

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park Cholera status

Date: 2008-12-11

The Limpopo River has tested positive for cholera, a provincial health department spokesperson told media on Tuesday, 2 December 2008.

Media Release: Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site media briefing

Date: 2008-12-03

The area now known as the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site has been occupied by diverse groups over time immemorial. Between about 900 and 1 300 it was the centre of the first powerful African kingdom in Southern Africa that laid the foundation for subsequent class-based settlements in the region.

Mapungubwe Phone Lines

Date: 2008-03-26

Please note that due to repeated copper wire theft, the phone lines to Mapungubwe National Park are frequently interrupted or out of operation. In order to contact the park please e-mail mapungubwe@sanparks.org

First Braille Brochure for SANParks

Date: 2007-12-11

SANParks Northern Region (Mapungubwe, Marakele and Golden Gate) has published SANParks first ever braille brochure for visually impaired visitors.


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