Whilst Mpumalanga is recognised as the iconic wildlife and bush destination, the wonderful climate and spectacular natural attributes of the province have created the perfect ingredients for adventure. And adventure is not new to Mpumalanga - borne testamony by the legends of wagon trails, battlefields that scar the region and wonderful sites and artifacts of ancient civilisations that dot the landscape. This is frontier country and home of some of the most amazing adventure opportunities you can experience.
Hiking trails criss-cross the mountains and valleys, with woderful, intimate and rustic huts providing accommodtion for weary hikers. And where there is hiking, there is always a trail for mountain biking, with Mpumalanga leading the pack when it comes to mountain bike destinations and events. The Mankele Mountain Bike Park has quickly established itself as one of the premier lifestyle and sporting destinations in South Africa - and worldwide. Want to view the terrain from a better vantage point? Then try a canopy tour over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River. Or go underground in a unique caving excursion at the world-famous Sudwala Caves.
The plethora of rivers winding their way down to the Indian Ocean provide a variety of kayaking and whitewater opportunities and operators. Petrol-heads can enjoy safe and environmentally friendly quad biking through natural and cultivated forests in Mpumalanga. Mix game with adventure - try a walking safari, horseback safari, elephant back safari - even a mountain bike safari.
At a more sedate pace, the rarified highland of the Dullstroom and Lydenberg region are legend in fly fishing circles, and have become a popular weekend - and holiday - destination for Gautengers - and beyond. Or experience the once-in a lifetime experience of tasking off in a hot air balloon in the crisp-pre-dawn air, and survey the beauty of Mpumalanga - 'the place where the sun rises'. And our own lake district - Chrissiesmeer - offers spectacular birdwatching for the twitchers.
And if sedate is not your cup of tea, then do we have something for you! Fling yourselves into space from aeroplanes - or from bridges and cliffs. Try a Gorge Swing or fly on a zipline. Or climb those cliffs, with Waterval Boven recognised as one of the top 10 climbing destinations in the world!
Whatever grabs your fancy, whether you are an adventurer, or just plain adventurous, we have got something that will grab your fancy.