3 Nights/ 4 Days - Cycle in the Ancient Mapungubwe Area - Baobab Tour

Baobab2The Mapungubwe Landscape was declared a World Heritage Site on 3 July 2003. The ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe, SA’s first kingdom, existed in the 13th century. This is where gold artifacts, including the Golden Rhino, were discovered, thus revealing a sophisticated civilization that was capable of working gold , and also traded with the Indian Ocean trade network, Arabia,China, Indonesia and India. Mapungubwe was the forerunner of the Great Zimbabwe civilization and it is estimated that up to 5000 people lived here.

Depart JHB and arrive at our Bush Lodge in the early afternoon. At about 15.30 we go for a 2 – 2 ½ hour cycle on the game farm, which is home to many species of game and birds, and a variety of trees and shrubs, some of which are endemic to the area. Get back in time for sundowners and then experience the magic of the evening, as you sit around the fire and enjoy your meal under the brilliant stars of the southern skies.

Overnight: Bush Lodge DBB

Early wake-up call, coffee and rusks, and then once again cycle amongst the many giant baobab trees with their enormous girth and dominating presence, surrounded by legend! At about 10 o’clock, return to the lodge for a delicious brunch and then relax, or have a spa treatment. In the early afternoon depart for a guided tour of the Ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe. Return to camp in time for dinner under the African skies.

Overnight: Bush Lodge DBB

Early wake-up call, coffee and rusks, experience acouple of hours of tracking the endangered wild dog. (Optional) Brunch and then enjoy the many spa facilities at the lodge. An afternoon cycle can again be enjoyed. In the evening we discover the sheer majesty of the baobabs at sunset, while sipping our wellll-deserved drinks, followed by dinner.

Overnight: Bush Lodge DBB

We start the day with a 2 hour cycle before breakfast, relishing our last hours of peace in the bush. After breakfast pack up and depart for Johannesburg.