Mpumalanga

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Mpumalanga – “the place where the sun rises” – is a province with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife, lying in the northeast of South Africa.

Bordered by the countries of Mozambique and Swaziland to the east and the Gauteng to the west, it is situated mainly on the high plateau grasslands of the Middleveld, which roll eastwards for hundreds of kilometres. In the northeast, it rises towards mountain peaks and terminates in an immense escarpment. In places this escarpment plunges hundreds of metres down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

The region is renowned for its magnificent scenery, the fauna, flora and the history of the 1870’s gold rush era.  Pilgrims Rest, a living Monument of the gold rush fever, was officially declared a gold field in 1873 and became a National Monument in 1986.

In the eastern region lies the southern half of the magnificent, and world’s most famous Kruger National Park teeming with African wildlife.

Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape, as well as exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing.

Climb the world’s third-highest canyon, explore the world’s oldest cave and spend the night in the world’s best private game lodges. Mpumalanga offers something for everyone.

Recommended Attractions:

  • Botshabelo Ndebele Village
  • Sudwala Caves & Sudwala Dinosaur Park
  • PANORAMA ROUTE: Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Waterfalls: Berlin Falls – Mac-Mac Falls – Lisbon Falls – Bridal Veil Falls – Lone Creek Falls
  • Elephant Whispers & Elephant Interaction
  • Shangana Cultural Village
  • Kruger National Park

Northern region:

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Coach House Nougat factory Tour
  • Wegraakbosch Cheese Farm
  • Hot Air Balloon

Optional excursion while staying in Mpumalanga:

  • SWAZILAND day excursion (including Ngwena Glass Factory, Swazi Candles).

 

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