Camping at Mapungubwe national park




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    Default Camping at Mapungubwe national park

    I would like to go camping at Mapungubwe and would like to know , what facilities do they offer at Mazhou camp site and what do we need to take along with us and further more what are the road conditions like in the park ?

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    Default Re: Camping at Mapungubwe national park

    Very decent ablution facilities - typical Parks Board standard. A (movable drum type) braai stand on every camp site.

    Nothing else.

    On the Vhembe side, you have the Maloutswa bird hide, here you can spend many hours observing bird life and often a lot of elephants will come to drink.

    Roads vary from somewhat corrugated graded gravel to twee spoor next to the river. All should be easily drive able in the dry season by 4x2 with highish clearance.

    There are not a lot of roads / tracks on the Vhembe side, a bit more on the Dongola side of the park.

    Watch out for the Vervet Monkeys at Mazhou, they will raid your kitchen and tent right behind your back!
    Peet Schultz

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    Default Re: Camping at Mapungubwe national park

    Mazhou is one of our favourite camping sitres. It has the same feel as Tzendze and Balule in the Kruger in that it is a small intimate camp. There is just 10 sites all clearly marked with big trees which provides shade.

    Don't expect a lot of game as in the Kruger. However it is still a magnificent park to see and on a number of nights we went to sleep with lions roaring.

    The entry road which turns off just before the Pont Drift border post is not bad. You can also reach it via the Den Staat road from the Musina road which at times is very corrugated.

    Also pack all that you need as the closest shop is at the museum in the main park and is only good for wood and ice.

    Enjoy!!

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    Default Re: Camping at Mapungubwe national park

    Thanks guys will have to make that booking soon >
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