Mapungubwe - Leokwe Camp

Accommodation in Mapungubwe National Park


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Mapungubwe National Park is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park's wildlife, birds and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site. Come and join these diverse pilgrims and share unforgetable moments sipping sundowners at the confluence of the legendary Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, watch the eagles soar over Botswana and Zimbabwe's skies, hear the echo of elephant trumpets, take a tree top walk or just relax and absorb the surroundings.

Mapungubwe is rich in biodiversity, great scenic beauty and cultural importance of the archaeological treasures. Visit Mapungubwe Hill, where a far developed African civilisation prospered between 1200 and 1270 AD. This is the place where archeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom.

There is a variety of animal life including elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelope species occuring naturally in the area. Lucky visitors might spot predators like lions, leopards and hyenas. Birders can tick off 400 species, including kori bustard, tropical boubou and pel’s fishing owl.

Areas of Special Interest
The Lost City:
Visit Mapungubwe Hill, where a far developed African civilisation prospered between 1200 and 1270 AD. The area was already inhabited by a growing Iron Age community from 900 AD and became rich through trade with faraway places like Egypt, India and China. This is the place where archeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom.

Wildlife and Mystic Scenery: Sandstone formations, mopane woodlands and unique riverine forest and baobab trees form the astounding scenic backdrop for a rich variety of animal life.
Elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelope species occur naturally in the area. Lucky visitors might spot predators like lions, leopards and hyenas. Birders can tick off 400 species, including kori bustard, tropical boubou and pel’s fishing owl. Joining Nations: The Iron Age civilization of Mapungubwe was not limited by the Limpopo river and animals have always been able to wander around in the area of present-day South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
This is why South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding with Botswana and Zimbabwe on June 22nd setting out principles for the Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA).

Room Description at :

Leokwe Camp
Cottage (CO2/4) Cottage (CO2/4Z mobility challenged)
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Aircon
- Barbeque Facilities
- Ceiling Fan
- Double Sleeper Couch (not suitable for adults)
- Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00
- No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones
- Open plan kitchen
- Wc and shower

Cottage (CO2/4P)
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Aircon
DSTV (limited channels) and Better View
- Barbeque Facilities
- Ceiling Fan
- Double Sleeper Couch (not suitable for adults)
- Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00
- No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones
- Open plan kitchen
- Wc and shower

Family Cottage (FF4)
- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- Aircon
- DSTV (limited channels)
- Barbeque Facilities
- Ceiling Fan
- Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00
- No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones
- Open plan kitchen
- Wc and shower

Mazhou Camp Site
Camp Site (CK6P)
- Check in at Mapungubwe Main Gate
- Powerpoint
- Recommended access via Pontdrift (after check-in)

Tshugulu Lodge
Bush Lodge (BL)
- 3 en-suite bedrooms each with 2 single beds
- 3 en-suite bedrooms each with a double bed
- Accessible with normal sedan vehicles
- Aircon
- Equipped kitchen
- Exclusive eco-trail for 4x4 or high clearance only
- Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00
- Malaria area
- No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones
- Swimming pool

Vhembe Wilderness Trails Camp
Wilderness Cabin

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Bathroom (with wc & shower) en-suite
- Central, fully equipped communal kitchen & lapa
- Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00
- Includes daily night drive and morning walk
- Meals: Optional extra at additional cost
- Solar power, no plug points

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, VAT

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions, conservation levy

 

Extra information

Activities:  Visit the Confluence:  Enjoy a view over the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers where three countries meet. There is a picnic site with ablution facilities at the Confluence with shaded picnic spots with tables and taps. You can also hire a skottel braai and stock up on cooldrinks at the tuck shop.

Do the Tree Top Walk:  Take a walk among the riverine forest on a raised canopy walk that takes you to a hide over looking the Limpopo River.

Take a Heritage Tour,  go on a Sunset Drive,  Take a Guided Walk
Follow the Route of Lost Kingdoms:  The Route of Lost Kingdoms stretches from inside the gates of the Kruger National Park at the ancient stone wall site of Thulamela, follows a trail of myths and legends to the Mapungubwe World Heritage site and onwards to the small town of Alldays. The route gives tourists the opportunity to explore this undiscovered region in the north of South Africa, bordering Botswana and Zimbabwe.

One of the Limpopo forest tents and two of the Leokwe Cottages are adapted for the mobility impaired. All these units have roll-in showers.

Guests at any of the park's camps must check in at the main gate reception area.


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R38,00 per adult / R19,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R76,00 per adult / R38,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R152,00 per adult / R76,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R40,00 per adult / R20,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R80,00 per adult / R40,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R160,00 per adult / R80,00 per child, per day