At long last, the province of Mpumalanga welcomes adventure and adrenaline back into yourf travel plans with a host of thrilling activities to indulge in. For what has felt like a lifetime, travel itineraries were paused, adventures postponed and family escapes put on hold. As we approach the coming holiday season find a selection of some of the most exciting Mpumalanga adventures to make up for lost time!
Known as the highest single-track mountain bike riding trail in South Africa, Mpumalanga's Goldrush MTB Trail in Lydenburg, circuits cycling enthusiasts across some of the most scenic views of the highveld. From dramatic Drakensburg views to grassland planes, valleys and crystal-clear springs, the Mpumalanga MTB community can’t wait to welcome you to their world of 2 wheeled wonders! Plan your next MTB Trip on SA’s highest single-track mountain bike riding trail at Mpumalanga's Goldrush MTB Trail in Lydenburg.
Just a stone’s throw from Carolina and 2 hours from Tshwane, the Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve offers an ideal family friendly fishing adventure. From beginners to more experienced anglers, the reserve offers fishing enthusiasts 8 fly-fishing trout dams, as well as a 10km stretch of Komati River and Swartwater Spruit to try your hand at catching the wily yellow fish.
Carving some of the top trail running and hiking into South Africa’s outdoor landscapes, Fanie Botha Hiking Trails explore the absolute best of Mpumalanga on foot. From 1-day walks to 5-day excursions, Fanie Botha Trails lead outdoor adventure lovers along panoramic views of the rolling hills of Sabie, washed clean by cool brooks and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by lush forests and natural splendour.
From canoeing to kayaking and white river rafting, while Mpumalanga may be landlocked, it certainly does not disappoint by way of water sport adventure. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Blyde Dam offering the unique opportunity to view the famous Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon from below or for those looking for a little more adventure, experience the height of adrenaline white water tubing down the Sabie River.
Explore the hidden caves and caverns of the Mac Mac Falls when you book a Mpumalanga Mac-Mac Canyoning experience. From secret waterfalls to hidden gorges and plunging rockpools; hike, swim and discover the many unique and unexpected experiences of Sabie's sublime Mac Mac Waterfall.
With an abundance of natural splendour, geological, biological and historical significance the Mpumalanga Geotrail uncovers ancient secrets of the earth’s history pre-man and even before the dinosaurs! Beginning just outside of Barberton continuing to 11 stops along the route, the 5 hour a self-drive tour takes visitors on a journey to spectacular scenery, wildlife and geological history.
Motorcycle tours through Mpumalanga offer motorbike enthusiasts some of the most thrilling and awe-inspiring experiences that can be had on two wheels. From the Long Tom Pass to the vast plains of the Highveld and the winding gorges that take you to the Lowveld, pitstop at various tourism highlights, roadside farm stalls and not to be missed views of the beautiful Mpumalanga province.