We depart early morning as we have a long drive ahead of us. We travel on the N1 route towards Polokwane and Louis Trichardt. Experience the variety of agricultural farming found along these routes. After lunch in Makhado we continue over the lovely Soutpansberg mountain range, through the tunnels, and onwards towards Musina. At Musina we turn in a westerly direction towards the Mapungubwe National Park.
Day 2: 29 April
It is best to do the tour of Mapungubwe Hill early in the morning, otherwise it becomes too hot. So we will depart early on the short drive to Mapungubwe National Park. On arrival at the park our first guided trip will be to Mapungubwe Hill. On doing the guided trip to the “Hill”, guest must also realise that there is a set of steps (easy going, but many – 147steps) to climb to get to the top of the hill. Everyone that has done this previously, made it, and it was absolutely worth it. After doing the 3 hour guided tour to the Hill, we travel back to the lodge for a lovely brunch, and time to relax. Around 14h00 we will have a light meal before returning to the park to visit the wonderful Mapungubwe Museum and Information centre.
Day 3: 30 April
After a relaxing breakfast, it’s time to visit the nature side of the Mapungubwe National Park on an open vehicle. The Northern boundary of the Park is the Limpopo River, and on its banks it has giant fever trees, Mashatu or Nyala berry trees and Sycamore fig trees. The look - out point overlooking the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers is an awe-inspiring vista where three countries - Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa - meet. This is where will enjoy a picnic lunch. Wildlife at present includes elephant, white rhino, leopard, hyena, giraffe, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, impala, bushbuck, klipspringer and other plains game. This experience lasts for about 6 hours, where after guests will enjoy tea and cake on our return at the lodge, followed by time to relax and dinner.
Day 4: 1 May
A more relaxed but very exciting day lies ahead. After a leisurely breakfast, we do a short drive to a private game farm adjoining the Mapungubwe. Here we will do a short nature walk to a very well preserved Rock art site. We return to the lodge for lunch, time for relaxation, and in the late afternoon, a sunset bush drive on the Mapesu Game Farm.
Day 5: 2 May
After an early breakfast it is time to leave this beautiful area. We follow a different route towards Polokwane, where we join the N1 again, towards Johannesburg. Enjoy lunch on route home, and arrive home during the mid - afternoon.