Limpopo Forest Tented Restcamp - Mapungubwe National Park| safari.com
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Overview

The gorgeous Limpopo riverine forest, situated near to the Maloutswa Pan hide, is a haven for birding enthusiasts, home to stunning overgrowth and lush vegetation. It is also the site for the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, a magical and secluded camping site which forms part of the Mapungubwe National Park. Airy and spacious, this tented camp combines the comfort and attractive park viewing aspects of the very best forest accommodation. 

Accommodation

Accommodation at Limpopo Forest Tented Camp is provided in eight gorgeous, self catering two-person chalets.

Furthermore, seven semi-luxury forest tents provide the focal point of accommodation here: hosting two people per tent, these tents are complete with shower and toilet facilities, kitchen units, and facilities to accommodate physically disabled guests.

Activities & Facilities

One of the most endearing activities at Limpopo Forest Camp is the area's exciting selection of archaeological sites which are open for visits. Added to these are the area's awesome guided tours, game viewing trips, and birding excursions. Facilities include a picnic site and communal ablution blocks, as well as a tuck shop and skottel braai facilities. 

Important Information

The park is home to no restaurant or shops, filling station or public telephones. 

Wildlife

Animals at Mapungubwe include Eland and Blue Wilderbeest, Waterbuck, Kudu, Impala, Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Steenbok and Duiker, Warthog, Elephant, Gemsbok, Bush Pig, Giraffe, Baboon, Leopard, White Rhino, Cheetah, Lion, Aardvark, Hyena, and Wild Dog.

Bird watching takes in Southern Pied Babbler, Thickbilled Cuckoos, Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle, White-crested Helmetshrike, Cinnamon-breasted (Rock) Bunting, White-crested Helmetshrike, Blue Waxbill and Black-backed Puffback, as well as many others.

Directions

To Mapungubwe:

• Take N1 North to Polokwane; in Polokwane CBD take R521 to Dendron, about 40km to Vivo to join Alldays, another 23km to the Mapungubwe Entrance and Reception.

• Take N1 to Polokwane CBD, 107km to Makhado to Musina with the N1. From Musina join R572 about 68km to the Mapungubwe Entrance and Reception.

• Air: Closest airport is Polokwane, 200 km from the park.
Guests should be sure to fill up their fuel tanks at Alldays / Musina, as petrol is not available inside the park.

GPS: -22.2436 (latitude), 29.4005 (longitude)

Reviews


We loved our accommodation - extremely comfortable and spacious. Would have loved to swim in the pool but there was an invasion of bees as there had been no rains! Also, it was sad to see the immediate area around the camp was so devastated by elephant (who have since been moved) and is struggling to regenerate. Since our visit, I believe you've had some amazing rain so I hope it's all growing beautifully. Best, Trish

Trish Birkin

Was very dry in this area when we visited. Accommodation Tent Nr8 not up to standard. The fly sheet over tent was halfway off and made tent unbearably hot. Staff at accommodation excellent. Pity park is divided in two parts with private land in between.

Pieter Swart

We really enjoyed the area where the Limpopo and Sashe rivers met. The views of Botsawna and Zimbabwe were stunning from the viewing decks. The tented accomodation was great. We did not see as many wild animals as we expected. Overall an above average experience

Jimmy Groves

The overall Experience was great, the maintenance in the park is not up to standard regarding the electric fence, but it was a fantastic stay.

Pieter Otto

I can certainly recommend the Limpopo Tented Camp to anyone who is looking to get close to nature and get away from it all. Very peaceful with excellent facilities in the camp and at Mapungubwe park as well.

Jeremy van Zyl

The gorgeous Limpopo riverine forest, situated near to the Maloutswa Pan hide, is a haven for birding enthusiasts, home to stunning overgrowth and lush vegetation. It is also the site for the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, a magical and secluded camping site which forms part of the Mapungubwe National Park. Airy and spacious, this tented camp combines the comfort and attractive park viewing aspects of the very best forest accommodation. 

Accommodation at Limpopo Forest Tented Camp is provided in eight gorgeous, self catering two-person chalets.

Furthermore, seven semi-luxury forest tents provide the focal point of accommodation here: hosting two people per tent, these tents are complete with shower and toilet facilities, kitchen units, and facilities to accommodate physically disabled guests.

One of the most endearing activities at Limpopo Forest Camp is the area's exciting selection of archaeological sites which are open for visits. Added to these are the area's awesome guided tours, game viewing trips, and birding excursions. Facilities include a picnic site and communal ablution blocks, as well as a tuck shop and skottel braai facilities. 

The park is home to no restaurant or shops, filling station or public telephones. 

Animals at Mapungubwe include Eland and Blue Wilderbeest, Waterbuck, Kudu, Impala, Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Steenbok and Duiker, Warthog, Elephant, Gemsbok, Bush Pig, Giraffe, Baboon, Leopard, White Rhino, Cheetah, Lion, Aardvark, Hyena, and Wild Dog.

Bird watching takes in Southern Pied Babbler, Thickbilled Cuckoos, Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle, White-crested Helmetshrike, Cinnamon-breasted (Rock) Bunting, White-crested Helmetshrike, Blue Waxbill and Black-backed Puffback, as well as many others.

To Mapungubwe:

• Take N1 North to Polokwane; in Polokwane CBD take R521 to Dendron, about 40km to Vivo to join Alldays, another 23km to the Mapungubwe Entrance and Reception.

• Take N1 to Polokwane CBD, 107km to Makhado to Musina with the N1. From Musina join R572 about 68km to the Mapungubwe Entrance and Reception.

• Air: Closest airport is Polokwane, 200 km from the park.
Guests should be sure to fill up their fuel tanks at Alldays / Musina, as petrol is not available inside the park.

GPS: -22.2436 (latitude), 29.4005 (longitude)

We loved our accommodation - extremely comfortable and spacious. Would have loved to swim in the pool but there was an invasion of bees as there had been no rains! Also, it was sad to see the immediate area around the camp was so devastated by elephant (who have since been moved) and is struggling to regenerate. Since our visit, I believe you've had some amazing rain so I hope it's all growing beautifully. Best, Trish

Trish Birkin

Was very dry in this area when we visited. Accommodation Tent Nr8 not up to standard. The fly sheet over tent was halfway off and made tent unbearably hot. Staff at accommodation excellent. Pity park is divided in two parts with private land in between.

Pieter Swart

We really enjoyed the area where the Limpopo and Sashe rivers met. The views of Botsawna and Zimbabwe were stunning from the viewing decks. The tented accomodation was great. We did not see as many wild animals as we expected. Overall an above average experience

Jimmy Groves

The overall Experience was great, the maintenance in the park is not up to standard regarding the electric fence, but it was a fantastic stay.

Pieter Otto

I can certainly recommend the Limpopo Tented Camp to anyone who is looking to get close to nature and get away from it all. Very peaceful with excellent facilities in the camp and at Mapungubwe park as well.

Jeremy van Zyl

Accommodation options

Forest Tent (FT2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 94 - - 2 people
From $ 94

For 2 people

- 2 single beds - Accessible with normal sedan vehicles - Barbeque Facilities - Ceiling Fan - Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00 - Kitchen - No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones - No Smoking - Wc and shower 

Forest Tent (FT2Z)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
20 Mar 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 94 - - 2 people
From $ 94

For 2 people

- 2 single beds - Accessible with normal sedan vehicles - Barbeque Facilities - Ceiling Fan - Gate hours 06:00 to 18:00 - Kitchen - No restaurant, shop, filling station or phones - No Smoking - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Wc and shower