If you are looking for something to do in the beautiful nature of the province of Mpumalanga, we highly recommend taking a drive along the Genesis Route. Shaped in the figure of a number eight and spanning 220km, the Genesis Route will take you on a journey through Mpumalanga’s Makhonjwa Mountain Range, perfect for a Sunday drive.
Middelburg is a large farming and industrial town but it has so much more to offer than that. You may even be pleasantly surprised after exploring Middelburg in the Cultural Heartlands.
Photos By: Katy La Grange and Corine de Jonge
The Cultural Heartlands is a region of rolling grasslands, beautiful bushveld mountain lands and great expanses of water. It is a place where the vibrant colours of the Ndebele and imposing presence of industry come together and draw people in. A region of hidden gems and the gateway to Mpumalanga. Next time, make time to explore the Cultural Heartlands.
As part of the Mahushe Shongwe facility upgrade project, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has contributed 120 non-motorised bicycles to the community of Nkomazi. In partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the MTPA has identified the use of non-motorised vehicles as a viable and environmentally friendly mode of transport for community members.
With “Sustainable Tourism” as this year’s theme, the province of Mpumalanga is thrilled to host the 2017 World Tourism Day during the month of September. With an events calendar in build up to the main event on the 27th of this month, find interventions across various sectors of the economy in support of World Tourism day. Aimed at growing the provincial economy as well as addressing socio-economic challenges that affect the area, find month long events and happenings throughout the month and beyond aimed at advancing sustainable tourism throughout the province of Mpumalanga.
With efforts aimed at cultivating the province of Mpumalanga’s economy, the MEC for finance, economic development and tourism, Mr. Sikhumbuzo Kholwane has shared an exciting programme in the build up to the 2017 Tourism month, to be hosted in September.
Of all Mpumalanga’s regions, none capture the vibrancy and spirit of South Africa’s ‘Rainbow Nation’ quite like the Cultural Heartlands. It’s the mix of opposites that all seem to find their place in this region that give this South African gem and the Eastern province its unique appeal..
One of Middleburg’s biggest surprises was the variety of history that is wrapped up in this Mpumalanga Town. The perfect mix of military, cultural, social and economic history – from the Anglo-Boer War to fried chicken - all with a story to tell and with a continuing relevance to today.