Mapungubwe National Park - Mazhou Camping

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 Camping / Posted 11 months ago by besembek / 431 views

The Mazhou Camp Site is situated in the Western part of Mapungubwe National Park. A number of types of accommodation are available in Mapungubwe including a luxurious lodge, chalets, glamping, a wilderness camp and camping, of which we went for the latter.

The camping site has only ten stands in various sizes, allocation takes place on a first-come-first-served basis. Two toilets and two showers (supposed to be one each for males and females but we experienced very much of a unisex usage during one of our visits ), a bathroom for disabled, and shared scullery. Electricity, a light, braai facility and tap is at each site. Most sites are covered by shade but be careful as a small branch from a thorn tree fell on one of our tents and we ended up with ripped canvas (nothing duct tape can’t fix and we have been camping for more than eight years now with the same tent fixed with the same pieces of tape).  Now here is the interesting part: this is a park with four of the Big Five- no buffalo. Two electrified cables about hip to chest height above ground keep elephants out.  Anything else is most welcome to visit.

There really is something soul-touching about Mapungubwe. We loved it so much during our first two night stay that we returned again for another five-night stay not long after. It does not have as many animals as Kruger. Nor vegetation. Nor facilities. There is a bare, ruggedness, so-close-to-nature-one-can-hear-the-rocks-weather-feeling. And that is when you can also hear your soul. At night the lions were roaring, in the morning we were greeted by a herd of elephant at the gate as we left camp. And it is hot. Take plenty of water if you can.

There are a number of places in the park we fell in love with. The Maloutswa hide where we patiently sat for hours on end enjoying wildlife and taking pictures, the picnic site close to the confluence of Sashe and Limpopo rivers, the animals and birds, the majestic baobabs.

There is an interpretive centre where one can have guided talks on the history of Mapungubwe. Walks to the top of Mapungubwe Hill can be booked and same for game drives.

Will we go back? Absolutely! And we have been – and will as soon as we possibly can!

 

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  • Closest Town : Alldays
  • Accommodation Types Available : Luxurious lodge, chalets, glamping, a wilderness camp and camping
  • Accommodation Type Used by Reviewer : Camping
  • Sleeping arrangements at unit used by Reviewer : Own tent, shared ablutions and scullery
  • Bathrooms at unit used by Reviewer : Shared abutions
  • Guests : Chris Hattingh, Riaan, Irma and Martin Hattingh
  • Length of stay (Nights) : 5
  • Area : Mountain, River, Game Farm / Nature Reserve
  • Foodies : Self-Catering ONLY
  • Paraplegic facilities : Unknown
  • Other Importanties : Bring own Bedding, Bring own Cutlery, Bring own Bath Towels, Bring own Swimming Towels, Electricity, NO Refrigerator Available, NO Wood for sale, NO Ice for sale
  • Reviewed by Besembek et alia and published in: : Besembek et alia