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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Experience
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: After successful introduction of both Cheetah and African Wild Dogs on Mapesu Private Game Reserve, in collaboration with EWT, we have spend a lot of time tracking and habituating these rare and endangered animals to gain an understanding of their behaviour, to protect them, and in the process habituating them to humans on foot. We are now in a position to offer clients the once in a lifetime experience to track these animals on foot for a close encounter with totally wild and free-roaming animals while in simultaneously gaining an intimate knowledge of the challenges and joys of conserving these animals, and the habitat they thrive in.

Region: Limpopo / Greater Mapungubwe Area

Mapesu Private Game Reserve

Conservation based tourism

The Mapesu Private Game Reserve is situated in northern Limpopo, South Africa and is spread across 7,200 hectares in size. Our goals are to preserve and restore the environment and re-establish biological diversity while creating an up-close and personal experience that reaches into the heart and soul of every visitor.

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bill perlot – 18.05.2022
Amazing place to be at! must be on you list to visite!

Lia Goos – 18.05.2022
To visit Mapesu is on my bucketlist.

Ilana Bergh – 18.05.2022
A stunning lodge with great staff!

Axel Primmer – 18.05.2022
Best game reserve in South Africa! Most beautiful accommodation and the bush makes you feel at home!

Mercy Chabwinja – 17.05.2022
What an absolute adventure we had at Mapesu. We are definitely coming back for the game drive that we missed because of the rains

Gustav – 19.03.2022
Fantastic destination in Limpopo.

Jodi Ritson – 17.03.2022
Our honeymoon was an memorable experience thanks to this amazing lodge

Estelanie van der Merwe – 17.03.2022
Amazing lodge

Liza du Plooy – 17.03.2022
Mapesu Private Game Reserve

Lindy – 16.03.2022
Mapesu private game reserve!

Paula – 23.02.2022
Fantastic reintroduction of species program. Loved seeing the young cheetah!

Ruth – 23.02.2022
The luxury tents were so wonderful. I loved the privacy, the views over the bushveld and the pool. Great stay and great price!

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