Must-see Mpumalanga Destinations Post Lockdown (Pt. 2)
Mpumalanga Tourism, 03 June 2020
As part of the Risk Adjusted Strategy that determines the various stages of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, the lift on local travel has taken effect as we move to lockdown level three. While the lift allows for domestic travel including that by air, the purpose of travel remains restricted only for business reasons continuing the prohibition of domestic leisure tourism. While this may be so and the yearning to visit our magnificent province continues to grow, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency will continue to keep the memory of our province fresh in your minds as we patiently await for a time when we will meet once again.
As part of our two-part feature showcasing Must-see Mpumalanga Destinations Post Lockdown, join us as we continue to explore various regions in the province that hope to welcome adventure and leisure tourists to the many travel highlights, adventure and places of interest soon!
The Loskop Dam
Established in the 1930’s and later renovated in the late 1970’s the Loskop Dam can be found in the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve that extends across an area of 23 612 ha just 55km’s north of Middelburg.
Approximately 30km in length, the Loskop Dam is the longest dam in the Southern Hemisphere accounting for the fresh water supply to an expansive irrigation scheme in surrounding areas of Loskop, Groblersdal and Marble Hall. Encompassed by the eco-rich Waterberg Mountain Range, the Loskop Dam sends for bountiful appearances made by some of Mpumalanga’s most sought-after wildlife sightings in its natural floodplains and scenic views of the valley. From white rhino to leopard, crocodile, hippo and more, the Loskop Dam caters to a variety of water based leisure excursions as well as the thrill of various water sporting activities and outdoor recreation including angling, boat-based game viewing and adventure activities to the lapping shores of its surrounds.
The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
One of the world’s oldest geological structures and best-preserved explanations in detailing a series of volcanic and meteorological events responsible for reshaping primitive earth, the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains are flush in mineral rich deposits and geological history from more than 3 billion years ago. From walking trails and hiking to mountain biking and on-foot game spotting, the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountainlands eagerly anticipate the return to outdoor adventure tourism.
The Kruger National Park
Although we spent some time talking about the outdoor safari adventures and exploration unique to this largest game reserve in Africa, we see it only fit to position the Kruger National Park as part of our must see Mpumalanga destinations to visit post lockdown. Not only considered one of the best, but its also a world leader in advanced environmental management with the primary objective to protect the South African Lowveld. Home to prolific wildlife and indigenous fauna and flora, the Kruger National Park looks forward to once again welcoming the 1 million annual visitors that venture through the park on an authentic African Safari.
With so many places of interest, natural splendour, geological, biological and historical significance the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency remain poised for your anticipated return and look forward to welcoming you once again to the diverse and vast travel attractions local to the province.