Attractions

BAOBABS

9th December 2014 By 0 Comment
BAOBABS

Attractions – Baobabs Have you hugged a baobab today? Restore your sanity! There are many on Mapesu Nature Reserve and a young one at the lodge just waiting to be hugged. The baobab (Adansonia digitata), undisputed king of the African savannah, occurs in South Africa mainly north of the Soutpansberg Mountains and in the extreme north of the Kruger National Park. The giant tree with its enormous girth and dominating…

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TSHUGULU 4 X 4 ECO TRAIL

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TSHUGULU 4 X 4 ECO TRAIL

Attractions – Tshugulu 4 x 4 Eco Trail For those with a pioneering spirit, what could be more thrilling than exploring the wild landscapes of the Limpopo Valley in your own 4 X 4 or ours? The Tshugulu Eco Trail is a new 4 x 4 trail within the Mapungubwe National Park. The trail is about 45km and takes about 6 hours. It is primarily an educational and scenic route. The…

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SAN ROCK ART

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SAN ROCK ART

Attractions – San Rock Art  Let these ancient hunter gatherers speak to you through their strange and mystical paintings across the vast expanses of time. “How is one moved by dusty old ochre graffiti?” you may ask. Well, let me tell you that a stroll through virgin bush country on paths created by wildlife to view what can only be described as the temples of the San is to step…

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BIRDING

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BIRDING

Attractions – Birding and Bird Watching The tranquility of Mopane Bush Lodge provides the ideal base from which to experience the Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding route. The Limpopo Valley and the Soutpansberg Mountains host over 540 bird species. The area supports a high number of resident species, resulting in an abundance of birds all year round. A visit to the area in winter or summer will always be productive and rewarding. Several…

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MAPUNGUBWE HERITAGE

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MAPUNGUBWE HERITAGE

Attractions – MAPUNGUBWE WORLD HERITAGE LANDSCAPE Walk the mountaintop and touch the rock where the first Bantu kingdom stood a thousand years ago at Mapungubwe Hill. Guides will regale you with tales of gold artefacts and ancient civilizations. Mapungubwe Hill, “place of the jackal”, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, is a famous landmark in the area. This recently declared World Heritage Landscape was the capital of…

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MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK

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MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK

Attractions – Mapungubwe National Park Mapungubwe National Park is South Africa’s youngest and most northerly national park. Covering an area of roughly 28,000ha the park plays an important part in the conservation of the Limpopo Valley’s ecology. Many historically significant African Iron Age archeological and San rock art sites are protected within the park as well as dinosaur fossils and footprints. Since officially opening on September 24th 2004, Mapungubwe National…

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MAPESU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

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MAPESU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Attractions – Mapesu Private Game Reserve Mopane Bush Lodge is located within the pristine wildlife haven of Mapesu Private Game Reserve, a private game farm for the exclusive use of guests of Mopane Bush Lodge. Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, tracking game, game viewing, birding or bush drives, this evocative wilderness area provides a safe environment for these activities. Touch the face of Africa. Adjoining the Mapungubwe National Park, Mopane Bush…

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