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'PLACE OF THE RISING SUN!' Formally known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.
 

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Wildlife

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks among the best in Africa! Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
 

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Adventure

Mpumalanga offers the adventure enthusiast countless exciting activities, from rock climbing at Waterval Boven to fly fishing in Dullstroom & even hiking through the Blyde River Canyon - whatever gets your adrenaline pumping, Mpumalanga has just the right adventure for you!. 
 

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Scenery

For more than four billion years the forces of nature have moulded this region and created some of the most breathtaking attractions in Africa, from the beautifully sculptured cylindrical rocks of Bourkes Luck Potholes to the panoramic views of the lowveld, mountains, rivers and waterfalls that can be seen from God's Window - Mpumalanga scenery is truly a sight to behold!

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Culture

Much like South Africa as a whole, Mpumalanga is a melting pot of cultures. From the sea faring Hindus that arrived over 40,000 years ago and built temples and astronomic observatories on the mountain tops, modern day Mpumalanga has artists routes, township tours, labyrinths, shopping centres, casinos and the magnificent Mbombela Stadium. The province's rich culture continues to thrive.
 

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Heritage

Events like the beginnings of oxygen producing plants, ancient tribes roaming the lands, the legends of King Solomon’s mines and Queen Sheba. Tracks mark the land caused by the Voortrekkers who forged their way up the country, the Boer War that followed the trek, and the gold rush that consumed the area. Clashes of culture and ideology during apartheid, its eradication. All of these iconic events took place in Mpumalanga. Needless to say, Mpumalanga is steeped in history.
 

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MTPA Blog – Meet Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners: Part Three

As we continue to explore Mpumalanga’s Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners, the Mpumalanga Tourism ...

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MTPA Blog – Meet Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners: Part Four

As the final insert in introducing Mpumalanga provincial winners announced during the 7th edition of...

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Meet Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners: Part Two

Where announcements were officiated during an awards ceremony held on 6 September 2019 at Ingwenyama...

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Meet Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners: Part One

Celebrating service excellence in the South African travel and tourism sector, provincial winners of...

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500 Spekboom in Celebration of Spring

In celebration of the start of spring, the kick off of Tourism month and in honour of Arbor week, th...

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Tourism Month in Mpumalanga

With a month long focus on building awareness to the importance of domestic tourism and the role it ...

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Ready to Ramble

The Lowveld is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, with beautiful trails and stunning vistas...

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The MTPA Parks in Review

With the intent of providing for the management and promotion of responsible tourism while taking in...

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The 3rd Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival Programme of Events

As plans begin to crystallise in anticipation of the third instalment of the Annual Mbombela Jazz Fe...

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Explore Mpumalanga on Foot

There is no better vantage point to encounter an authentically African escape than on foot, stumblin...

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Apply now to the ABM Sunrise Women Awards 2019

Now open to receive and process applications, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency together with ...

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The main guest speaker at the 2nd Ray Phiri Annual Memorial Lecture Announced!

As part of the upcoming 2019 Annual Mbombela Jazz festival, organisers, Harmocept Holdings and Mpuma...

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Our Provincial Parks



The parks and conservation areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the Agency play a vital role in stimulating and maintaining economic growth for the province, and are the backbone of the biodiversity initiatives which are critical to sustainable development and conservation.


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BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVES

Andover

Andover is an unspoiled Nature Reserve, situated amidst the Kruger national Park, Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserve Tri...

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Barberton Nature Reserve

The Barberton Nature Reserve covers an area of 27 541 ha. The reserve is situated in an area of great landscape beauty an...

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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world 26 946 ha, after the Grand Canyon in the United States and ...

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Loskop Dam Nature Reserve

One of Mpumalanga’s most attractive reserves, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve covers an area of 23 612 ha and lies around t...

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Manyeleti Nature Reserve

Manyeleti, meaning “place of stars” in the local Shangaan language, will reward you with a Big 5star bushveld e...

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Mkhombo Nature Reserve

Mkhombo is a large, 11 223 ha reserve, which is somewhat unique in that it conserves an easterly Kalahari thornveld environ...

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Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve

The Nooigedacht Dam Nature Reserve is 3 000 hectare in size and centrally located in the Highveld approximately 10km northw...

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Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve

A relatively small, 2536 hectare reserve, is situated in magnificent mountain scenery against the Drakensberg escarpment, o...

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Songimvelo Nature Reserve

The Songimvelo Nature Reserve is 48000 hectare, the largest provincial nature game reserve in Mpumalanga South Africa, and ...

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Verloren Vallei

The Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve is an internationally recognized wetland reserve with high biological diversity. This 6 ...

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Latest News

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Notice Swadini Closure

09
Oct

THE MPUMALANGA TOURISM AND PARKS AGENCY (MTPA) WILL CLOSE THE ENTRY GATES TO SWADINI AT BLYDE RIVER ...

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A BOOST FOR TOURISM IN MPUMALANGA AS YOUTH CADETS COMPLETE SAFETY AND GUIDING TRAINING

04
Oct

On the back of Tourism Month, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela, today proudly presided...

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MPUMALANGA TOURISM ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE PROVINCIAL LILIZELA AWARDS

09
Sep

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) announced the names of the provincial winners of the ...

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Mbombela Jazz Festival Charity Golf Day

04
Sep

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency hosts the Mbombela Jazz Festival Charity Golf Day at White River...

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PLANTS HANDED TO MOTORISTS TO WELCOME SPRING & TOURISM MONTH

03
Sep

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency welcomed spring, Tourism month and arbor week by handing out...

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MPUMALANGA LAUNCHES TOURISM MONTH PROGRAMME

28
Aug

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) together with the Department of Economic Development ...

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PROFESSOR LUMUMBA TO DELIVER THE 2ND ANNUAL RAY PHIRI MEMORIAL LECTURE IN MBOMBELA

27
Aug

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has partnered with Harmocept Events to host the secon...

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MTPA HONOURS FIELD RANGERS

21
Aug

World Rangers Day is recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) annuall...

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MPUMALANGA TOURISM CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH WITH WOMEN IN THE TOURISM BUSINESS

19
Aug

As part of celebrating Women’s Month, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) identified Mamli ...

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Mpumalanga tourism stakeholders to hold urgent consultative Indaba

15
Aug

Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development and Tourism recently hosted an engagement with the Na...

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FREE ENTRY INTO MTPA NATURE RESERVES 9 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

15
Aug

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will again open some of its nature reserves as part o...

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MTPA Renovates Disabled Centre as Part of Mandela Day Celebrations

27
Jul

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has prioritized to celebrate Mandela Day with the dis...

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