Mopane Bush Lodge

About the Accommodation

Mopane Bush Lodge is a luxury 4-star safari lodge in Northern Limpopo adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park. The lodge is located in Mapesu Private Game Reserve, a 7200ha property where the focus is on conserving biodiversity and the reintroduction of endangered species.

The reserve also offers an unfenced camping area comprising 24 individual sites with three ablution blocks. Tent rentals are optional. For guests who prefer more comfort, there are also 4 air-conditioned self-catering units available. All the accommodation offers complimentary Wi-Fi and allows guests to use the pool, bar and restaurant facilities at the lodge. There are 15 luxury double rooms in the lodge with private patios & outdoor showers, and some with private splash pools and outdoor bathtubs.

About the Birding

The tranquillity of Mopane Bush Lodge provides the ideal base from which to experience the Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding route which host over 540 bird species. The area supports a high number of resident species, resulting in an abundance of birds all year round. Several different biomes including riverine forest along the Limpopo River, wetlands, sandstone cliffs and mopane bushveld support an impressive diversity of birds. A birding hide and an elevated tree top walk in the riverine forest to the Limpopo River are available for birding. A great option from the lodge is to visit the nearby Mapungubwe National park which is considered an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birdlife International for its protection of globally threatened species such as the White-backed Vulture (breeding) and the Kori Bustard (possibly breeding). The riverine forest habitat allows for the secretive, subtropical, river-dependent Pel’s Fishing Owl to occur here. 387 bird species have been officially recorded within this IBA.

Contact details:

Mopane Bush Lodge
Mapungubwe, Limpopo
Tel: +27 (0)15 534 7906
Mobile: +27 (0)83 633 0795