We had originally booked to stay at the Limpopo Forest camp but were advised that baboons were terrorising the tent occupants and having experienced the mess the baboons can make at our tent in Punda Maria we settled for Leokwe Camp.
We had stayed there before and had wanted to use the different camp to see more of the reserve but it wasn't to be. Not to worry, it gives a great reason to come back again.
The chalets are great, well equiped and have a good layout. They also offer some fine views into amazing rock formations. Some areas need a little TLC but they did not spoil our enjoyment of the place. It is sad that it is so quiet, perhaps they need to publicise the park more.
We had some great time on the 4x4 trail with a host of animals and birds to view. What I love about this park is that the animals are still curious of vehicles and unlike other parks, they are a little less likely to bolt as soon as a car arrives. It is also great that you are often the only vehicle for miles making it much easier to enjoy the real peace and quiet.
The treetop walkway had been damages as a result of the flooding earlier in the year but work was already underway to bring it back to its former glory.
The following is not a fault of the park but of Sanparks who did not notify its visitors that the bridge from Musina was down resulting in, what we expected to be the end of a long journey, being only the start of a long diversion.
You also have to be organised with all your provisions, including charcoal and firelighters as there is no where to buy any essentials within the park and it is a long way to the nearest shop.
The interpretation centre is a must, it is a magnificent piece of architecture, well laid out and very informative. So good to know that they employed local people to build the place instilling a real sense of ownership. It is a fascinating part of the country with a host of history that many of us are not aware of, making it even more important that as many people as possible visit the park and the surrounding area.
Add Mapungubwe to a future trip, you will not be disappointed.