This gold rhinoceros lay for 700 years in a royal grave on Mapungubwe hill before it was unearthed in 1933. It is the most widely recognised of the gold artifacts found in southern Africa and the only complete animal. (Many fragments of goldplated figurines were found, but no other complete animal.)

Ta Neter Foundation: Ancient Southern Africa - Golden rhinoceros found at Mapungubwe, South Africa. Several large cities, some of which had been occupied for years, were present throughout a vast span of the region.

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

What a privilege having such a great bunch of people from all over the Northern Region doing a teambuilding with some strategic discussions... where better to clear your mind than a bushbraai in the Limpopo..... Did I mention the full moon doing its magic.... Northern region is tops...

Conservation, National Parks, State Parks

Conservation, National Parks, State Parks

"With the rise of Great Zimbabwe in the 14th and 15th centuries, the rulers of Mapungubwe began losing control over this (gold) trade. http://cnx.org/content/m22722/latest/

Graad 6 Die vroegste ryke in suidelike afrika By OpenStax

An artist impression of Mapungubwe in the 13th century A.D.

Great Celebrities in Ancient History: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu King Shaka

History, Culture, Customs, Traditions and Practices Of the Africans of South Africa: Deconstructing Historical Amnesia

LEOKWE CAMP

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Limpopo Forest tented camp

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