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 essential time to book your December get away to the beautiful province of Mpumalanga to ensure you’re saying goodbye to 2020 surrounded by stunning scenery while being completely relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to reign in the new year!

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency shares some must-know details about the sunshine province:

Where are we situated?

We are located in Eastern South Africa, the province of Mpumalanga is roughly:

  • 267,6 km via N4 from Pretoria
    2 h 59 min by Car

  • 294,3 km via N12 and N4 from Johannesburg
    3 h 18 min by car
    45 minutes by Air

  • 651,3 km via N3 and N11 from Durban Central
    7 h 36 min by car
    1 hour by air

  • 1 702,3 km via N1 from Cape Town
    17 h 17 min by Car
    1 hour and 55 minutes by air

What Regions Make up Mpumalanga?

  • Cultural Heartland
    Famous for the indigenous Ndebele tribe, Mpumalanga’s Cultural Heartland is made up of towns including; Clewer, eMalahleni, Kendal, Kraanspoort, Marble Hall, Middelburg, Ogies, Rooikraal, Roossenekal, Stoffberg and Witbank.

  • The Panorama
    Home to some of the most striking natural wonders native to South Africa, the Panorama encompasses; Graskop, Hazyview, Hendriksdal, Kiepersol, Lydenburg (Mashishing), Ohrigstad, Pilgrim's Rest and Sabie.

  • The Kruger National Park
    The World-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks amongst the best in Africa!
    • Main camps lcated in the park include;
      • Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
      • Letaba Rest Camp
      • Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Mopani Rest Camp
      • Olifants Rest Camp
      • Orpen Rest Camp
      • Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
      • Punda Maria Rest Camp
      • Satara Rest Camp
      • Shingwedzi Rest Camp and
      • Skukuza Rest Camp

  • The Lowveld Legogote
    With direct access to the Kruger National Park, Lowveld Legogote is considered Big 5 country and spans through Kaapsehoop, Nelspruit and White River.

  • The Wild Frontier
    Sharing its borders with Mozambique and Swaziland, when entering the Wild Frontier it is possible to visit 3 countries in 1 day, the Wild Frontier comprises of; Barberton, Hectorspruit, Kaapmuiden, Komatipoort, Low’s Creek and Malelane.

  • Cosmos Country
    Represented by a sea of colour during summer months, Cosmos Country is named after its abundant blooms of Cosmos. Making up the area are towns such as; Balfour, Bethal, Delmas, Evander, Greylingstad, Kinross, Kriel, Leandra, Secunda, Standerton and Trichardt.

  • Grass and Wetlands
    One of South Africa's most prized star gazing locations with prolific birding, Mpumalanga's Grass and Wetlands include; Amersfoort, Amsterdam, eManzana, Breyten, Carolina, Chrissiesmeer, Ermelo, Hendrina, Morgenzon, Perdekop, Mkhondo, Volksrust and Wakkerstroom.

You and your family are certain to have a beautiful escape from the busy city when choosing Mpumalanga as your vacation station - be sure to keep a look out for more details and top travel tips from our Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency blogs!

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