This reserve, crisscrossed with dry watercourses, low hills, and rocky outcrops, is home to an astounding array of wildlife and an impressive diversity of indigenous and endemic botanical life.
Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, game tracking or bush drives, this Private Game Reserve in South Africa provides a safe environment for game viewing, birding and sensing the bush.
There are clearly marked walking trails from the lodge to the Mapedu River and our dam hide. Walking in the bush allows you to step into the wilderness and become a part of the patterns and movements of the resident wildlife and its ancient habitat.
Mapesu Private Game Reserve offers particularly rewarding birding, especially in our summer months (October – March) in all of Limpopo.
The Northern boundary of Mapesu is the Southern boundary of the Eastern end of the Mapungubwe National Park. Sometime in the future, Mapesu Nature Reserve will be incorporated into the proposed Greater Mapungubwe TransFrontier Park, incorporating the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and adjacent areas of Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe National Park and the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve in South Africa
With the incorporation of Mapesu Private Game Reserve into the proposed TransFrontier Park, the boundary fences between the properties will be removed. This will enable the wildlife to roam over a much wider area and the whole area be brought under common conservation management.