Mpumalanga

 
 
MPUMALANGA - 'THE PLACE WHERE THE SUN RISES!' Formally known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.

Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of metres down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape. This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Visit the world’s most famous game reserve, climb the world's third-highest canyon, explore the world's oldest cave and spend the night in the world's best private game lodges.

The entire Mpumalanga area offers exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout. Steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound. Mpumalanga offers something for everyone.


 

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Kruger National Park The Panorama Lowveld Legogote Wild Frontier Highlands Meander Grass and Wetlands Cosmos Country Cultural Heartland
 

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Cosmos Country

Cosmos Country

The Cosmos Country is a region that transforms into a rainbow of colours during the summer. Not only is the Cosmos Country known for its cosmos but also for the lively farming towns, large mining operations and power stations, which produce electricity for the majority of South Africa’s Citizens.

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Cultural Heartland

Cultural Heartland

The Cultural Heartland is famous for the indigenous Ndebele tribes, with their bright-multicoloured arts and crafts. To see these arts and crafts simply visit the following villages: Kwaggafontein, Matibifi, Waterval. While visiting these villages you will be able to learn about the Ndebele tribes and experience the warm African spirit for yourself.

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Grass & Wetlands

Grass & Wetlands

The Grass and Wetlands are the best place for those who would like to go stargazing and for those who are in search of rare birdlife. This tranquil region is filled with spectacular mountains, lakes and ancient rock formations. When you visit the region you can also learn about the battle of Chrissiesmeer, see the Bushmen rock paintings and see the evidence of the ancient Legoya nation.

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Highlands Meander

Highlands Meander

The Highlands of Mpulmalanga are a playground for nature and adventure lovers. Dubbed a “Trout Mecca”, the highlands are overflowing with pristine rivers that lure fly fishermen from all over the world.

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Lowveld Legogote

Lowveld Legogote

The Lowveld Legogote gives you direct access to the Kruger National Park, which is one of the largest of its kind in Africa being home to the Big Five animals and the Big Six Birds. While visiting the Lowveld be sure to visit the towns in the area such as Kaapsehoop, Nelspruit and White River.

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The Panorama

The Panorama

The Panorama Region is the gem of Mpumalanga. It holds beautiful treasures such as the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Mac Mac Falls and Pilgrim's Rest, which is a National Monument and a living Museum.

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Wild Frontier

Wild Frontier

The Wild Frontier shares it borders Mozambique, Swaziland, making it possible to achieve the feat of visiting three countries in one day. Visit the historic town of Barberton a fantastic reminder of South Africa during the gold rush. The Wild Frontier is also referred to as the cradle of life, because of the important archaeological findings in the area that date back more than three billion years.

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