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.
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.
Although influenced by the landscape, Mpumalanga winters promise slight subtropical conditions for a mild and midrange gauge on the cold-ometer, just right for a self-drive school holiday getaway. Ah, the winter holidays, some of the longest in the school calendar offer reprieve from the bite of the cold in the dead of winter especially for road trip visitors to Mpumalanga.
Virtuoso® (a leading international travel agency network, specializing in luxury and experiential travel) announced that 2017 will be a year for travelers wishing to explore new destinations, seek authentic experiences, personal enrichment, adventure and rest and relaxation. South Africa frequently tops their lists as an emerging international destination and a top-notch adventure destination for 2017.