Mapungubwe National Park is a World Heritage Site and offers the perfect destination for safari-goers and visitors wanting to explore the park's wildlife and birds. It offers a haven of peace and tranquility, as well as, a fascinating history of this World Heritage Site.
Guests can enjoy beautiful sunsets at the confluence of the famous Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, as well as, an abundance of wildlife. Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is rich in biodiversity, spectacular scenic beauty and the cultural importance of the archaeological treasures of Mapungubwe.
Mopane Bush Lodge offers a scenic and educational 6 hour 4 x 4 trail in the Mapungubwe National Park, as well as, tours of the bushman rock art that the area is known for.
Leokwe Camp includes exciting activities; such as, guided tours to the archaeological and cultural sites, visiting the Treetop hide, self guided trails, Eco routes, guided trips to Limited Motorized Zones, birding trips and night drives.
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for guests to Polokwane Airport (Pietersburg), which is the closest airport and approximately 200 km from the park. Sun Safaris can arrange a rental car for guests from here. Approximately 35km of roads are suitable for normal sedan vehicles. A further 100km is accessible to all terrain (4x4) vehicles. Maps will be provided when booking with us. It is recommended that you fill up at Alldays/ Musina as you cannot buy petrol at the park.
Mapungubwe National Park and the areas surrounding it offer a haven for wildlife, as it is one of the last protected areas of the Limpopo riverine forest. Some of the most endangered large mammals on earth can be found here; such as the black rhino, wild dog, cheetah, brown hyena and elephant.
Most of the large game species occur in the park; however, the population of these species does fluctuate. Wildlife includes a variety of plains game such as Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Giraffe, Elephant and Warthog. Lion, cheetah and wild dog are rare, but can be spotted.
The bird life is prolific with over 400 species present in the area.
The climate in the park is semi-arid with annual rainfall ranging from 350mm - 400mm. The summer months, October to March, can get very hot with temperatures as high as 45°C. Early summer mornings and late afternoons are the best in the park, for bird watching and game viewing.
The winter months are mild, June to August. There is on average 10 rainy days per year. Rainfall is highly variable and usually falls during the summer months. Extended periods of below average rainfall