MEDIA RELEASE - MPUMALANGA TOURISM CONDEMNS ATTACKS AGAINST TOURISTS
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) condemns the increased attack on tourists visiting the province especially during this Easter holiday season. There has been an increased number of incidents recorded lately that has left tourists being hijacked and robbed of their valuables while visiting various parts of the province.
Mpumalanga launches the 2nd mbombela jazz festival
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) today launched the 2nd Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival scheduled to take place in September during Tourism Month. The launch took place at Mbombela Holiday Resort.
STATEMENT BY THE MEC, MR SIKHUMBUZO KHOLWANE DURING THE MEDIA LAUNCH OF MBOMBELA JAZZ FESTIVAL
STATEMENT BY THE MEC FOR FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM, MR SIKHUMBUZO KHOLWANE DURING THE MEDIA LAUNCH OF MBOMBELA JAZZ FESTIVAL HELD AT MBOMBELA HOLIDAY RESORT
ANNUAL TARIFFS INCREASE AT MPUMALANGA NATURE RESERVES
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 November 2017 implement an increase in its tariffs (including the entry and accommodation fees) at its various nature reserves around the province.
Get Lost in the Trout Triangle
Most people have heard of the Bermuda Triangle and the lives it has claimed, but few realise that this is not the only sinister Triangle out there. The Devil’s Sea Triangle in the Pacific has claimed countless ships; The Michigan Triangle over the USA Lake has downed aircraft and made boats vanish; while America’s Bridgewater Triangle is responsible for hundreds of strange sightings.
uBhetyan-o-Africa – Where Animals Get a Second Chance
Thirty minutes’ drive from Middelburg, just off the N11 on the way to Loskop Dam is uBhetyan Game Lodge.
A Road Trip along the Genesis Route
If you are looking for something to do in the beautiful nature of the province of Mpumalanga, we highly recommend taking a drive along the Genesis Route. Shaped in the figure of a number eight and spanning 220km, the Genesis Route will take you on a journey through Mpumalanga’s Makhonjwa Mountain Range, perfect for a Sunday drive.
Middelburg is a large farming and industrial town but it has so much more to offer than that. You may even be pleasantly surprised after exploring Middelburg in the Cultural Heartlands.
Photos By: Katy La Grange and Corine de Jonge
MTPA Donates 120 bicycles to the Community of Mahushe Shongwe
As part of the Mahushe Shongwe facility upgrade project, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has contributed 120 non-motorised bicycles to the community of Nkomazi. In partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the MTPA has identified the use of non-motorised vehicles as a viable and environmentally friendly mode of transport for community members.
The Top Ten Things to see or do along the Cultural Heartlands Route
The Cultural Heartlands is a region of rolling grasslands, beautiful bushveld mountain lands and great expanses of water. It is a place where the vibrant colours of the Ndebele and imposing presence of industry come together and draw people in. A region of hidden gems and the gateway to Mpumalanga. Next time, make time to explore the Cultural Heartlands.
MPUMALANGA TOURISM’S FESTIVE SEASON CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR THE DOMESTIC MARKET
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) today launched a Festive Season Campaign aimed at encouraging the domestic tourists to visit Mpumalanga during the busiest hectic period in December and January.
Senior Citizens Tour
The The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will this year host senior citizens on a tour of four of its prioritised nature reserves in the province namely Loskop Dam, Blyde River Canyon, Manyeleti and Songimvelo Nature Reserves from 17 – 23 October 2017.
MTPA 2017 World Tourism Day Schedule
With “Sustainable Tourism” as this year’s theme, the province of Mpumalanga is thrilled to host the 2017 World Tourism Day during the month of September. With an events calendar in build up to the main event on the 27th of this month, find interventions across various sectors of the economy in support of World Tourism day. Aimed at growing the provincial economy as well as addressing socio-economic challenges that affect the area, find month long events and happenings throughout the month and beyond aimed at advancing sustainable tourism throughout the province of Mpumalanga.
The Annual SANParks National Parks Week Initiative
FREE ENTRY INTO PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVES
MPUMALANGA TOURISM PROVIDERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE LILIZELA TOURISM PROVINCIAL AWARDS 2017
The Mpumalanga Province announced the names of the provincial winners of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony held on 8 September 2017 at Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge where all the province’s finalists were publically honoured for their contribution to service excellence and quality assurance in the tourism industry.
2017 Tourism Month Events Calendar
Media Release - The 2017 Tourism Month Events Calendar (September 2017) is now available.
PLANTS TO BE HANDED OVER TO MOTORISTS AS PART OF SPRING DAY
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) together with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) will be celebrating Spring Day by handing over crassula ovata plants to motorists at various traffic intersections in the province on 1 September 2017 between 7:00 and 08:00 in the morning.
1st Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival 2017
Come and watch some of the best Jazz performers such as the great Oliver Mtukudzi
1st Annual Mbombela Jazz Festival 2017 Golf Day