MTPA Nature Reserves easter Specials (part one)


With the aims of growing local tourism, stimulating sustainable economic growth and ongoing job creation, in the next few blog posts read about up and coming Easter Holiday Specials at selected MTPA Nature Reserves.

With school holidays upon us, along with long weekends and various public holidays running through the next few months, book your pre-winter breakaway in the province of Mpumalanga and take advantage of various Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) Specials. 


SS Skosana Nature Reserve

Native to the cultural heartlands of the vibrant Ndebele Tribe, surrounded by the most unusual granite outcrops that shape the landscape with a glow of warm red, the SS Skosana Nature Reserve is a protected region just outside (around 80kms) of Bronkhorstspruit. Making their home in the area, the SS Skosana Nature Reserve is host to various African antelope including a thriving herd of Tsessebe, Wildebeest, Zebras and Kudu. Covering up to 1800 ha the area is also prolific in bushveld birdlife offering protected nesting areas in the rocky ridges and crags of red granite rock.

Available for bookings from 1 March 2019 to 28 April 2019, save up to 40% when making your reservation at the SS Skosana Nature Reserve. Where prices include self-catering accommodation and various self-drive activities, current booking prices have dropped from R950 to R570 and gate entrance is R45 per adult and R20 per child.

Contacts Reservations on +27 13 759 5432, the SS Skosana Nature Reserve on +27 13 983 8934 or email for more.


Blyde River Canyon

Easily one of the most moving and memorable natural phenomena in the province of Mpumalanga, the Blyde River Canyon reveals profound evidence of some of the earth’s most significant events that took place more than 200 Million years ago. Named by the Voortrekkers in 1844, the Blyde River Canyon is the largest Green Canyon in the world reaching over 26 Kilometres and is over 800 meters deep. With a number of draw cards appealing to outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers from near and far, some of the more popular sites in the Blyde River Canyon include the Three Rondavels, Kadishi Tufa Waterfalls, the Pinnacle, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Echo Caves.

Valid from 1 March 2019 to 28 April 2019, book a 3-day Blyderivierpoort hiking trail special offer and save up to 30%.

Easter Rates for the Reserves include:

  • Gate Entry: Adult R30  Children R17
  • God’s Window: Adult R17  Children R12
  • Pinnacle: Adult R17  Children R12
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes: Adult R63  Children R23
  • Swadini: Adult R30  Children R17
  • Blyde Hiking Trail per person Was R450 Now R315

Contact reservations on +27 13 759 5432 or the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve on  +27 13 769 8926 or email

One of the most geographically diverse provinces in South Africa and a world leader in environmental management techniques and policies, Mpumalanga offers the promise of retreat, relaxation, adventure and some of the world’s most breath-taking attractions. With so many highlights, features and leisure attractions, keep a look out for part two of our showcase of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Nature Reserves Easter Holiday Specials.

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