Posts by Chris
Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre and Restaurant
The Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre is an impressive but curious looking building built with the intention of merging the natural location with the park’s cultural heritage, but using modern environmentally sensitive techniques. It is so impressive that the year it was constructed (2009), it won the World Architectural Building of the Year Award. Rather fitting for a World Heritage Site.
Leokwe Camp: Feeling the Spirits
Mapungubwe’s Leokwe Camp is a very special place, with an atmosphere unlike any other camp in all SANParks. It is almost like there is a higher presence there... an aura of great power. Perhaps it is the watchful gaze of the often-hidden surrounding wildlife... rock hyrax, klipspringer, baboon or the elusive leopard. Or maybe it is something less understood – the spirit of the ancestors of a once great civilisation that thrived nearby.
Dawn on the Limpopo: Up in the Trees
If I want to choose a place where I can and have spent all day it is the tree-top boardwalk on the Limpopo River in Mapungubwe National Park. But to maximise its magic you must get there as close to sunrise as possible to experience the dawn chorus – a cacophony of bird sound, as a multitude of different species compete to serenade the new day.