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    Default Mapungubwe - Important - The Star 5/1/11 Page12

    This article highlights a tragedy in the making.
    For those who haven't visited Mapungubwe it must rate as one of South Africa's best kept secrets. Visiting the hide at which the photograph was taken (Maloutswa) can only be described as surreal.
    If birding is your thing, it's hard to beat. The picture in the article was taken there in March last year despite the fact that Parks staff told us that there weren't any crocs in the waterhole.

    Visit the place and put our support behind the anti mining lobby.
    There are great campsites and a tented camp on the river bank within the forest .

    It's really worth saving.

    Sir Henri, I am sure that you agree.

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    scan & post?


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    Yes, please scan and post. It would be a huge tragedy if the mining issue is back on the cards.

    By the way, we saw a baby croc at the waterhole/hide in the western section of the park in October.

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    Here's a link:
    http://thestar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

    You will need to register, but its free
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    Thanks Cory.

    Unfortunately it is 2/3 of a page, so difficult to scan.

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    We were there a month ago. Saw about 300 elephants.
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    Smile Mapungubwe camp site??

    Can anyone recommend which would be the best camp/convenient to stay at??Any issues I should be aware of?My wife does enjoy her basic comforts.
    Appreciate comments

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    There is only 1 camp site for camping. All the others are either tented camps or bungalows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    There is only 1 camp site for camping. All the others are either tented camps or bungalows.
    Henris;Any recommended preference;Bungalow v Tented camp??
    Leokwe Rest Camp looks interesting?
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    What time of the year?

    Summer, you would like an aircon. In winter it will be fine.

    Tented will not muffle the bush. Tented has no aircon.

    Take your pick.
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    Thanks for the answers

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    Default Tented camp.

    The tented camp is in the riverine forest with all the birdlife that you would expect. It is also close to Maloutswa hide which is sublime.
    As Henri says it will be muggy in summer.
    If there is a group, you can go to the lodge in that sector of the park which is as good as you will get anywhere at very reasonable rates.

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