MPUMALANGA PRESENTS A TOURISM CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
The MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Mr Sikhumbuzo Kholwane today addressed the media attending the annual Tourism Indaba in Durban on the co-operation agreement signed between Mpumalanga Province and the Ural Association of Tourism in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia.
Explore the Cultural Heartlands
Virtuoso® (a leading international travel agency network, specializing in luxury and experiential travel) announced that 2017 will be a year for travelers wishing to explore new destinations, seek authentic experiences, personal enrichment, adventure and rest and relaxation. South Africa frequently tops their lists as an emerging international destination and a top-notch adventure destination for 2017.
Kaapsehoop – The Magic in the Mist
Just 35km out of Nelspruit there is a fairy tale small town gem - a place with majestic views, quaint small town charm and wild horses.
A Roadtrip Back In Time
Amsterdam – the small town gem in Mpumalanga, not Netherlands – has an extensive collection of Stone Age rock tools and nearby is Goliath's Footprint, a six-foot-high geological feature that's surrounded in mystery. A trip to Amsterdam will take you back in time with mystical delights
Explore your city!
When was the last time you explored your city? Ventured to a new attraction? Ate at new and interesting restaurant?
MPUMALANGA TOURISM & PARKS AGENCY APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Board of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Boy Johannes Nobunga as the new Chief Executive Officer of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
Fly Fishing in Fabulous Surrounds
From the moment you enter the magnificent gates of Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge, you know that you have been transported to somewhere very special.
The Big 5 Ways to Explore the Genesis Route
The Genesis Route has so much to offer. There is the spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife, a rich and diverse cultural heritage, unique geology and a huge range of attractions. There are also many adventurous ways that you can explore this amazing route.
Lilizela 2017 Entries will open 1 March
Outstanding businesses in the tourism industry are invited to enter the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, with submissions opening on 1 March 2017.
A Priceless African Safari Experience
An unforgettable and action-packed 24 hours in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, left our group feeling like the luckiest people on Earth.
Mpumalanga's Esther Mahlangu wins arts and culture veteran award at the Ubuntu Awards
Meet Big Game Country
Mpumalanga has rightfully been dubbed “Big Game Country,” as it is home to the globally renowned Kruger National Park, plus a plethora of sanctuaries with an abundance of wildlife and birds, as well as some of the world’s best private game lodges. We highlight two of the wildlife adventures you have to experience at least once in your life.
Mpumalanga Economic Regulator Bill 2017
Mpumalanga Economic Regulator Bill 2017
Exploring the Highlands Meander
With the exception of Dullstroom, the Highlands Meander region of Mpumalanga is too often viewed as the ‘Road to the Lowveld or Gauteng’. With people generally just passing through, rather than taking the time to see what the region is all about.
The Best Climb in Africa – At The Restaurant At The Edge Of The Universe
How Ed Viestur’s quote about climbing the 14 biggest peaks, “getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory”, just popped into my head at that precise moment I will never know. When it did I was halfway up my own mountain, a 15 m rock climb with a group of strangers I had only met an hour previously and who were at the bottom trying to encourage me on.
The Journey to the Birth Place of the Sun Begins in Emgwenya, formerly Waterval Boven
One thing I have found common across the globe is that often the most important discoveries are found in the most unlikely of places. Take Emgwenya for example, this is undoubtedly a beautiful small town that marks the end of the Highlands Meander if you are travelling from Gauteng or the start if you are journeying from Nelspruit and yet for many people travelling through, Emgwenya it is simply a landmark along the route.
Towns of the Highlands Meander
The Highlands Meander is a treasure trove of attractions, activities and adventures just waiting to be explored and over the next twelve days that is exactly what we will be doing. However, before we set-off on the journey into what you can do in this versatile region of Mpumalanga we need to first look at where you can stay!
Welcome To the Highlands Meander!
Conjure up mental images of Mpumalanga and what do you get? The Kruger National Park, the iconic Lowveld heat, the dry bushveld scenery the province is famed for, or perhaps the vistas of the Panorama Route. Yet there is so much more to this province than simply savanna scrub.
A Riot of Colour
Traditionally September is the month for flower enthusiasts to pack-up their bakkies and 4x4 trailers and head to Namaqualand in time to be dazzled by the daisies. For the real diehard fans, this is then followed by a trip to the West Coast for the fynbos flowers in October.
Don’t Fly Past the Bypass!
One of the biggest mistakes to make with the Highlands Meander is to believe it is nothing more that the route from Gauteng to Kruger and the Lowveld. A seemingly never-ending road, that just goes on and on and on, as you make the ‘great-trek’ from the traffic and smog of the cities, to the warmth and freedom of the Lowveld.