#DidYouKnow - Mapungubwe

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#DidYouKnow - Mapungubwe

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Mapungubwe National Park
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Mapungubwe National Park is a World Heritage site and is an ideal location for anyone interested in wildlife, birds and spectacular scenery including the totemic Baobab trees.
Discover an ancient African Kingdom, Southern Africa’s first, established at Mapungubwe Hill between 1200 and 1290 AD. Home to a powerful tribe that flourished on trading with Eastern cultures such as China and India, Mapungubwe saw the rise and fall of this great civilisation more than 700 years ago. This is the place where archaeologists excavated the famous Golden *** and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom.
Activities
Apart from the normal game viewing activities visitors have the opportunity to do Museum and Heritage tours. The museum is built near the main gate and won the building of the year competition in 2009. It is home to the famous Golden ***. The Centre provides both day and overnight visitors the opportunity of a tour, showcasing the amazing landscape that the National Park has to offer. The Heritage tour allows the opportunity to visit the elite graveyard at the top of Mapungubwe Hill, view a natural amphitheatre and the entire spectrum of the region, traversing the territory once walked upon by the ancestral Mapungubwe People - now roamed by four of the Big 5.

The Tree Top Walk is set among the riverine forest on a raised platform that takes you to a hide overlooking the Limpopo River.
Confluence Viewing Decks and Picnic Spot - Enjoy a view over the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers where three countries meet. There is a picnic site with shaded picnic spots with tables and ablution facilities.
Maloutswa Bird Hide - The hide is located within a short driving distance from Limpopo Forest Tented Camp and the Mazhou Camping Site. It offers a lovely location from which to view birds and mammals of all kinds and is particularly rewarding during the dry season.

Mapungubwe National Park has a variety of accommodation types to suit all preferences and is definitely worth a visit. https://www.sanparks.org/parks/mapungub ... dation.php


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Re: #DidYouKnow - Mapungubwe

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Really interesting - thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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