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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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The Top Ten Cultural Attractions in Mpumalanga

Much like South Africa as a whole, Mpumalanga is a melting pot of cultures.

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A Priceless African Safari Experience

An unforgettable and action-packed 24 hours in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, left our group feeli...

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A Riot of Colour

Traditionally September is the month for flower enthusiasts to pack-up their bakkies and 4x4 trailer...

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A Record Breaking Dam

eMalahleni, formally known as Witbank, has been home to a number of recognisable faces, from former ...

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A Leap into the Gorge

“Breathe, just breathe”, I had to keep reminding myself as my feet neared the edge, my left hand...

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8 Reasons To Love Wakkerstroom

You simply can't deny it, Wakkerstroom has all the elements that make it an ideal Sho't Left destin...

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3 Quirky Places to Stay in Mpumalanga's Wetlands Region

There's nothing quite like returning from a Sho't Left with stories of a stay in a former jail cell ...

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A Four Wheel Adventure!

One of the best things about the Genesis Route is the multiple ways you can explore it. There are th...

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Latest Events

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16
Dec

Annual Mbombela Beach Fest

The vents will also be hosted as such and have an added advantage for nearby.

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16
Dec

Annual Mbombela Beach Fest

The vents will also be hosted as such and have an added advantage for nearby.

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08
Sep

2nd Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival 2018

The second annual Standard Bank Mbombela Jazz festival, featuring Ringo, Selaelo Selota, Simphiwe Dana, Mafikizolo and many more.

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08
Sep

The 2018 Gorge Trail Run & MTB Ride Series

This series will run every month, from February until September.

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18
Aug

The Greatest Train Race

The Greatest Train Race 2018 In 1987 the Rotary Club of Coalfields launched the first relay event against a steam train along the private Amcoal railway line between Wolvekrans and Witbank (eMalahleni).

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30
Jun

2018 Innibos Festival - Nelspruit

Innibos began in 2003 and attracts locals and tourists to flock from all over to share in the fun and celebrations. Being an arts festival, Innibos focuses on theatre and children’s theatre, cabaret, literature, dancing, drama, and so on. More tha...

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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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Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

12
Jul

As excitement builds towards the sixth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards scheduled to take place in Oct...

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Think you have what it takes? Sign up for The Longest Date!

11
Jul

If you think adventure is dangerous, try dating!They say that the greatest journey of your life is s...

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Follow along as we explore #myMpumalanga with six influencers

11
Jul

Known as the Place Where the Sun Rises, Mpumalanga holds a special place in many-a heart. Whether th...

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THE FIRST WORLD HERITAGE SITE FOR MPUMALANGA

04
Jul

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khali...

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MANYELETI DAY VISITOR FACILITY AND CARAVAN CAMP SITE OFFICIALLY OPENED

11
Jun

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

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LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS EXTENDS ENTRY DEADLINE UNTIL 8 JUNE 2018

04
Jun

Entries for the esteemed Lilizela Tourism Awards will now close on the 8th of June instead of the 31...

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Mpumalanga ready to take centre stage at the annual Tourism Indaba

15
May

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is in full swing for this year’s Indaba, the larges...

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Media Release - Mpumalanga tourism condemns attacks against tourists

09
May

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) condemns the increased attack on tourists visiting th...

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Book your Easter holiday on the online booking system

23
Mar

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has introduced an online booking system for Andover a...

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The Top Ten Things to see or do along the Cultural Heartlands Route

11
Dec

The Cultural Heartlands is a region of rolling grasslands, beautiful bushveld mountain lands and gre...

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MTPA Donates 120 bicycles to the Community of Mahushe Shongwe

11
Dec

As part of the Mahushe Shongwe facility upgrade project, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has...

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Destination Middelburg

11
Dec

Middelburg is a large farming and industrial town but it has so much more to offer than that. You ...

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