With the Winter School Holidays upon us, it’s not too late to plan a family escape to the Province of Mpumalanga!
From a Blyde River Canyon boat cruise, to cruising through the canopies of the Magoebaskloof on a zip line adventure of a lifetime, Mpumalanga offers the perfect escape for an active family looking for their next winter adventure! Its official June marks the start of the South African Winter School holidays running from the 17th of June to the 8th of July countrywide. Making for a 3-Week midyear break, what better way to recharge your batteries than with family retreat to the place of the rising sun!
10 Hour Game Drive
In pursuit of the elusive Big 5, join a full-day game drive through the Kruger National Park. Chaperoned by local rangers highly experienced as wildlife guides, climb aboard and buckle up on an open safari vehicle and explore Big 5 country with nature interpretations and wildlife as you venture through hectares of home to Africa's most remarkable inhabitants.
Blyde River Boat Cruise
Explore the world’s third largest canyon afloat a scenic boat cruise along the Blyde River. Meandering past the subtropical banks of the Blyde River Canyon, revel in the magnificent 200 meter high Kadishi Tufa Waterfall, the Three Rondavels and an abundance of water wildlife including a variety of fish species, hippo’s, crocodiles and prolific birdlife.
Dabble in an Endangered Wildlife Tour
Organised with the intent to educate and build awareness to local nature conservation and the preservation of wildlife, this day-long educational Endangered Wildlife Tour will take you to two conservation centres exposing a behind the scenes look at efforts and attempts at preserving Africa's most endangered species. Visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, South Africa’s largest treatment centre for injured, poisoned and orphaned animals and birds, followed by a stop in at the Endangered Species Centre in Hoedspruit revealing rare sightings of wild dog, cheetah and aardwolf. Both facilities are committed to the rehabilitation, relocation and releasing of recovered species back into the wild.
Tree House Safari Stay
Hoisted high into the treetops of the Bushveld, book a treehouse safari stay and immerse yourself in Africa’s ambiance. Coupled with sunrise bushwalks, game drives and canopy tours offered by some, find a variety of treehouse safari accommodation options including treetop tented camp setups as well as rustic timber treehouses.
Two-man Tented Camp Experience
Pitched beneath a sky of sparkling stars, a two-man tented camping experience places you at the epicentre of the authentic African bushveld. Wake up to the light of the rising sun and Africa’s call for adventure, spending daylight stumbling upon unforgettable wildlife sightings, events and once in a lifetime encounters. From luxury tented accommodation for glamping enthusiasts or more rustic tented camping constructs, Mpumalanga offers a world of choice catering to a variety of needs for those in search of outdoor adventure.
Offering local and international visitors one of the most geographically diverse adventure destinations of choice, the province of Mpumalanga looks forward to welcoming you and your family to a Winter Wonderland of leisure travel!