The Limpopo River divides 3 countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique - it is steeped in history, archeology and legend with numerous famous writers – Rudyard Kipling with his greasy, grey Limpopo to Arthur Mees Just so Stories and TV Bulpin’s tales of smugglers, crooks, poachers and adventurers in the Ivory Trail.
The journey follows the Limpopo from Crook’s corner, in the Pafuri section of Kruger National Park, to the Tuli area of Botswana, Crook’s Corner is where the three countries meet and was a convenient area for wanted criminals to border hop to escape arrest. During our two day stay in the area, we will not only sight the Kruger Park’s wonderful array of wild life, but will explore the Mysterious and eerie Fever Tree forest and marvel at the giant Baobabs and visit an Iron Age archeological site.
Mapungubwe was the domicile of an ancient Kingdom which existed in the 13th century –from about 1220-1290-. Many gold artifacts have been discovered in the area proving that the people were a sophisticate civilization and used the trail to the Indian Ocean to trade in gold with Arabia and the Far East.