The Kingdom of Mapungubwe or (Maphungubgwe) was a pre-colonial state in Southern Africa located at the confluence of the
Shashe and Limpopo rivers, South of Zimbabwe.
The name is derived from either TjiKalanga and Tshivenda.
The name means “Hill of Jackals”
The kingdom was the first stage in a development that would culminate in the creation of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe in the 13th
century, and with gold trading links to Rhapta and Kilwa Kisiwani on the African east coast.
Come and join these diverse pilgrims and share
unforgettable moments sipping sun-downers at the
confluence of the legendary Limpopo and Shashe Rivers,
watch the eagles soar over Botswana and Zimbabwe’s
skies and enjoy the echo of elephant trumpets in the
distance. Take a treetop walk, or just relax and absorb
Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is
rich in bio-diversity, great scenic beauty and your
contribution of visiting the park will ensure the cultural
importance and archaeological treasures of Mapungubwe
be reserved for generations to come.
The Kingdom of Mapungubwe lasted about 80 years, and at its height its population was about 5000 people.
The Mapungubwe Collection is a museum collection of artifacts found at the archaeological site and is housed in the Mapungubwe
Museum in Pretoria. This archaeological site can be attributed to the Bu-Kalanga Kingdom, which comprises the Bu-Kalanga
people from northeast Botswana, the Kalanga from Western Zimbabwe, the Nambya on the Zambezi Valley, and the Vha-Venda in
the northeast of South Africa. They were the first Bantu to cross the Limpopo River to the south and established their kingdom
where the Shashe and Limpopo conjoined (Sha-limpo).
$100.00 per person day-trip - minimum 2 pack
$350.00 per person overnight - minimum 2 pack