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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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Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

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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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Travel inspiration

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Lose Yourself in Nature on the Queen Rose Hiking Trail

When was the last time you really got lost in nature? Allowed the sounds of the bush to envelope you...

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Visit the thrilling Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trails

The Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trails have officially been open for a thrilling two years of hiking a...

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It’s time to book your December holiday in Mpumalanga!

It’s that time of the year again, December is peaking its head around the corner and now is the es...

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Dullstroom, Home to the Big ‘F’s!

They say there are five ‘F’s in Dullstroom, I found seven in this little town that really does d...

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MTPA welcomes adventure back into your travel plans

At long last, the province of Mpumalanga welcomes adventure and adrenaline back into yourf travel pl...

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Reflecting on the Success of Tourism Month

Following yet another successful Tourism month this September past, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks...

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The MTPA are thrilled to once again welcome inter-provincial travel to the “Place of the Rising Sun”

Having just recently re-opened accommodation in various nature reserves throughout Mpumalanga, follo...

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The MTPA are thrilled to once again welcome inter-provincial travel to the “Place of the Rising Sun”

Having just recently re-opened accommodation in various nature reserves throughout Mpumalanga, follo...

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Mpumalanga Nature Reserves Open for Business

Emerging from its retreat after prioritizing the health and safety of its residents, local business ...

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Travel and Accommodation Regulations under Alert Level 3

As South Africa has moved to the next Covid-19 alert level - level 3, find out everything you need t...

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Must-see Mpumalanga Destinations Post Lockdown (Pt. 1)

The time for South Africans to venture outside in search of local travel and Mpumalanga adventure wi...

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Must-see Mpumalanga Destinations Post Lockdown (Pt. 2)

As part of the Risk Adjusted Strategy that determines the various stages of lockdown during the Covi...

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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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Tourism Minister Takes Domestic Travel Campaign to Mpumalanga

20
Nov

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is taking the domestic travel activation campaign to the M...

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WITHDRAWAL OF ADVERT - WIL – N6 TVET PLACEMENT

19
Nov

Kindly be informed that the advert on the Work Integrated Learning (WIL – N6 TVET Placement), whic...

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Tender Advert - Provision of Security Services

18
Nov

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in terms of the Control of Access of trained security person...

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Quota System to be Implemented During National Parks Week 2020

16
Nov

South African National Parks (SANParks), in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total Sou...

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South Africa Will Remain on Level 1

12
Nov

Restrictions on large gatherings and capacity limits in public venues remain critical to ensure phys...

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Festive Season Special at Selected MTPA Nature Reserves

09
Nov

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has festive season specials at selected MTPA Nature Reserves...

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ANNUAL TARIFFS INCREASE AT MPUMALANGA’S PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVES

05
Nov

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 December 2020 implement the n...

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4th Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival Annual Golf Event

30
Oct

Join us for the 4th Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival Annual Golf Event

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Government Issues a Revised List of High Risk Countries

29
Oct

The Government has revised the list of high risk countries based on a risk categorization model. We ...

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TRACN4 National Rally races into Dullstroom

28
Oct

Dullstroom will come alive with the sound of revving engines when the country’s top rally drivers ...

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Reopening of Borders & Services during Alert Level 1

26
Oct

All 18 land ports of entry will be opened with effect from 1 October 2020. The other 35 land ports o...

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Tender Adverts

19
Oct

The MTPA would like to invite interested parties to submit proposals for the services listed below:

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