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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
MPUMALANGA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST WOMEN IN TOURISM CHAPTER
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) on Friday, 18 August launched the first Women in Tourism – Mpumalanga Chapter. The event held in Emalahleni was attended by key phenomenal women who operate businesses within the tourism sector in the province.
2017 World Tourism Day Awareness Programme
With efforts aimed at cultivating the province of Mpumalanga’s economy, the MEC for finance, economic development and tourism, Mr. Sikhumbuzo Kholwane has shared an exciting programme in the build up to the 2017 Tourism month, to be hosted in September.
HAND OVER OF NON MOTORISED TRANSPORT BY MTPA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) together with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) handed over 120 bicycles to the participants of the Mahushe Shongwe Community Facility Upgrade project in Nkomazi on August 15, 2017.
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.
Take a Historical Journey through Middelburg
One of Middleburg’s biggest surprises was the variety of history that is wrapped up in this Mpumalanga Town. The perfect mix of military, cultural, social and economic history – from the Anglo-Boer War to fried chicken - all with a story to tell and with a continuing relevance to today.