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.
Cosmos Country is a region which during the late summer is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour. When the cosmos blooms the open grasslands are carpeted in colour. The area is not only filled with natural beauty and life, but is also home to lively farming towns, large mining operations and power stations which produce electricity for the majority of the Southern African nations.View More
The Cultural Heartland is famous for the Ndebele people,their vibrant villages colourful geometric artworks and arts and crafts. Visit the villages of Kwaggafontein, Matibidi, Waterval and Twoline, to learn about the Ndeble culture. Sample authentic South African rural life, and experience the warm spirit of Africa.View More
Grass & Wetlands
The Mpumalanga Grass and Wetlands are the best areas in the province for those who like to gaze into the sky, at the stars or in search of rare bird life. This serene region is also filled with beauty on earth in the form of imposing mountains, idyllic lakes, and ancient rock formations. Visiting the region is also provides a glimpse into the past to discover the setting of the fierce battle of Chrissiesmeer, view bushmen rock paintings, and encounter evidence of the ancient Legoya nation.View More
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.View More
The Kruger National Park is a vast area of African wildlife that is home to the Big Five, the Little Five and birding’s Big Six. The park puts you in the driver’s seat of your own safari. Explore this natural wonderland in your own time in your car, on a Mountain Bike Trail or a Guided Walk. The expansive park has four large rest camps, Bush Braais,the Sukuza golf course and many others ways for you to encounter its varied and rich wildlife.View More
The Panorama Route is area of cultural heritage set against the backdrop of dramatic landscapes. The area has exquisite waterfalls, the Blyde River Canyon and the Echo Caves. The panorama area is ingrained with evidence of South Africa’s past.Caves document the rise of power Southern African tribes such as the Pedi, Mapulane and Swazi. Ancient footprints left by indigenous tribes, trails cut into the landscape by the Voortrekkers, and scars carved into the rock by gold prospectors in Pilgrim’s rest are etched into The Panorama earth.View More
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.View More