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Media Release: Mapungubwe reopens its gates after heavy floods

28 January 2013

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.

Media Release: Update on the Mapungubwe floods

21 January 2013

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 lede to the area are washed away.

Mapungubwe acquires a restaurant

09 May 2012

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. 

West Rand HRs open Tsugulu 4x4 Eco-Route

08 July 2010

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.

West Rand HR host first Photographic Weekend

15 October 2009

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!

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

03 December 2008

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

26 March 2008

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

First Braille Brochure for SANParks

11 December 2007

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

Monitoring Water Stress in Riverine Vegetation

09 November 2007

A delegation from SANParks, lead by Dr Thomas Gyedu-Ababio, took the long road to Mapungubwe National Park earlier this year to look at the effects of water being used from the Limpopo River on the riverine vegetation.

Are Mapungubwe's Elephants Eating Too Much?

26 October 2007

Elephants and their eating habits were up for discussion again, this time in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site . Elephants are well-known for the damage they cause to trees by breaking off branches, stripping bark or even pushing them over. How to protect trees from this type of treatment was one of the main topics at a recent workshop convened by SANParks Scientific Services.

Branding Survey: Complete and Win!

15 August 2007

Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.

Northern Region Rewards Excellence

23 April 2007

In an effort to recognise the skills and dedication of our employees, the Northern Region of SANParks held the 1st Regional Achievement Awards in Golden Gate Highlands National Park on 12 April 2007.

Vhembe Wildnerness Camp Changes

20 March 2007

Mapungubwe National Park has discontinued the Vhembe Wilderness Trail. In its place the four Wilderness Cabin units at the Vhembe Wilderness Camp are now available for individual accommodation reservations. Bookings can be made from any Reservations office.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

07 March 2007

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Mazhou Camping Site: Place of Elephants

06 March 2007

Mazhou is a shona word meaning a place of elephants. The Mazhou Camping Site in Mapungubwe National Park was officially opened to the Public on the 1st of March 2007.The site is nestled close to the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp and Maloutswa Bird hide on the western section of the park.

Discount on all accommodation at Mapunguwbe NP

22 February 2007

A 15% Discount on all accommodation at Mapunguwbe National Park For The 2nd, 3rd And 4th Of March 2007 in Celebration of the Lunar Eclipse. This offer is open to everyone, except Travel Trade.

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