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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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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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The province of Mpumalanga answers the President's call in the battle against Covid-19

Having had already implemented a number of measures in response to the growing concerns around Covid...

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Which Mpumalanga Wildlife locations will you visit first when lockdown is lifted

As local penguins march through Simon’s Town in the Western Cape, Waterbuck come out to play along...

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A few favourite features to keep your travel appetites wet

Let your imagination take you to your favourite features and travel attractions native to Mpumalanga...

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The MTPA responds to Covid-19

As the Covid 19 virus sweeps through, cities, countries and continents around the globe the MTPA res...

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Book a Romantic Break before its too Late with the MTPA

Missed out on giving the ultimate Valentine’s day gift? There’s still time to redeem yourself th...

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Celebrating Hospitality Youth Training Graduates

In combining mutually beneficial initiatives aimed at growing the local tourism sector and the econo...

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#MpumalangaBeyondWildlife the final MTPA #KnowYourSmallTown frontier Pt. 4

While for many, the Festive Season vacations are coming to an end, for a select few, especially visi...

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#MpumalangaBeyondWildlife the final MTPA #KnowYourSmallTown frontier Pt5.

What an adventure it’s been exploring the many places of great interest and natural beauty located...

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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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MTPA/2021/COP/01 - Compulsory Briefing Session Cancellation

06
Jul

Please note that the briefing session has been cancelled due to COVID 19 regulations.

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MPUMALANGA'S NATURE RESERVES OPEN FOR BUSINESS

23
Jun

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 23 June 2020 open its nature re...

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COVID-19 Relief Funding Schemes

08
May

COVID-19 Relief Funding Schemes

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Africa’s Travel Indaba and Lilizela Awards cancelled

06
May

Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has confirmed that the 2020 Africa’s Travel Indaba ...

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MPUMALANGA TOURISM RESPONDS TO CONCERNS ABOUT ZITHABISENI RESORT AS A QUARANTINE SITE

30
Apr

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has taken note of the concerns and allegations by the...

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LOCAL TOURISM ATTRACTIONS CLOSE FOR BUSINESS DUE TO THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

25
Mar

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has been following the latest developments in relatio...

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COVID-19 National Lockdown - Notice to the Restaurant Industry

25
Mar

In compliance with the nation-wide lockdown it should be noted tha ALL restaurants, cafes, bars, cof...

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Sisa Ntshona Industry Update

23
Mar

In a continued effort to ensure the health and safety of all South African citizens and tourists tra...

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LOCAL TOURISM TO BE IMPACTED BY THE CORONA VIRUS

16
Mar

In the light of the rapid increase of the corona virus, also known as COVID-19 in various parts of t...

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EHLANZENI LIBERATION HERITAGE ROUTE LAUNCHED TO DIVERSIFY HISTORY OFFERINGS

06
Mar

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) today launched the Ehlanzeni District Resistance and ...

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Mpumalanga's Valentines Day Specials

13
Feb

Come and join us as we celebrate love at our Nature Reserves.

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TOURISM SECTOR URGED TO DOUBLE EFFORTS TO CURB YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

07
Feb

NELSPRUIT - Deputy Minister of Tourism Mr. Fish Mahlalela today called on the tourism sector to doub...

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