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'PLACE OF THE RISING SUN!' Formally known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.
 

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Wildlife

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks among the best in Africa! Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
 

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Adventure

Mpumalanga offers the adventure enthusiast countless exciting activities, from rock climbing at Waterval Boven to fly fishing in Dullstroom & even hiking through the Blyde River Canyon - whatever gets your adrenaline pumping, Mpumalanga has just the right adventure for you!. 
 

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Scenery

For more than four billion years the forces of nature have moulded this region and created some of the most breathtaking attractions in Africa, from the beautifully sculptured cylindrical rocks of Bourkes Luck Potholes to the panoramic views of the lowveld, mountains, rivers and waterfalls that can be seen from God's Window - Mpumalanga scenery is truly a sight to behold!

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Culture

Much like South Africa as a whole, Mpumalanga is a melting pot of cultures. From the sea faring Hindus that arrived over 40,000 years ago and built temples and astronomic observatories on the mountain tops, modern day Mpumalanga has artists routes, township tours, labyrinths, shopping centres, casinos and the magnificent Mbombela Stadium. The province's rich culture continues to thrive.
 

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Heritage

Events like the beginnings of oxygen producing plants, ancient tribes roaming the lands, the legends of King Solomon’s mines and Queen Sheba. Tracks mark the land caused by the Voortrekkers who forged their way up the country, the Boer War that followed the trek, and the gold rush that consumed the area. Clashes of culture and ideology during apartheid, its eradication. All of these iconic events took place in Mpumalanga. Needless to say, Mpumalanga is steeped in history.
 

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Let’s go on a Mpumalanga ADVENTURE

The festive season is almost upon us, and it's time (if you haven’t already) to plan that vacation...

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Explore the Kruger National Park, Direct from Europe

Mpumalanga has long been a destination of choice for those coming from as far afield as Europe. Now,...

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A Focus on Barberton and Pilgrims Rest

Oh Barberton… in the beautiful province of Mpumalanaga lies a small town which has captured the he...

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Cultural Diversity in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga, known as the place of the rising sun, offers locals and tourists alike an exceptional sp...

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Exploring Mpumalanga Must Visits

Mpumalanga is one of the most unique provinces to visit in South Africa. With its vast terrain of en...

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A Focus on Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims Rest is a widely known historical town in South Africa, particularly for the part it played...

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Proudly Female Owned Travel in Mpumalanga

What would life be without some travel! Following a month focused on women empowerment and women in ...

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Women Backed Businesses in Mpumalanga

The month of August is a celebration of women in South Africa. The 9th of August marks Women’s Day...

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The Place Where the Wild Horses Roam

Kaapsehoop. A small town in Mpumalanga with a large history filled with stories that will leave you ...

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The Liberation Heritage Route

July being the month we celebrate the man himself, Nelson Mandela, and the legacy he left with us, i...

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Chase the sun - Winter in Mpumalanga

South Africa is renowned for its sunny days and warm evenings, but when the winter weather begins, y...

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Walk, Hike, Explore Mpumlanaga

Winter is the best time of year to go hiking in Mpumalanga. Limited rainfall possibility and cooler ...

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Our Provincial Parks



The parks and conservation areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the Agency play a vital role in stimulating and maintaining economic growth for the province, and are the backbone of the biodiversity initiatives which are critical to sustainable development and conservation.


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BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVES

Andover

Andover is an unspoiled Nature Reserve, situated amidst the Kruger national Park, Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserve Tri...

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Barberton Nature Reserve

The Barberton Nature Reserve covers an area of 27 541 ha. The reserve is situated in an area of great landscape beauty and ...

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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world 26 946 ha, after the Grand Canyon in the United States and ...

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Loskop Dam Nature Reserve

One of Mpumalanga’s most attractive reserves, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve covers an area of 23 612 ha and lies around t...

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Manyeleti Nature Reserve

Manyeleti, meaning “place of stars” in the local Shangaan language, will reward you with a Big 5star bushveld e...

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Mkhombo Nature Reserve

Mkhombo is a large, 11 223 ha reserve, which is somewhat unique in that it conserves an easterly Kalahari thornveld environ...

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Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve

The Nooigedacht Dam Nature Reserve is 3 000 hectare in size and centrally located in the Highveld approximately 10km northw...

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Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve

A relatively small, 2536 hectare reserve, is situated in magnificent mountain scenery against the Drakensberg escarpment, o...

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Songimvelo Nature Reserve

The Songimvelo Nature Reserve is 48000 hectare, the largest provincial nature game reserve in Mpumalanga South Africa, and ...

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Verloren Vallei

The Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve is an internationally recognized wetland reserve with high biological diversity. This 6 ...

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Latest News

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Tourist Safety Aftercare Procedure

02
Dec

Tourist Safety Aftercare Procedure.

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Eurowings Discover launches direct flights from Frankfurt to the Kruger National Park

16
Nov

Lufthansa Group’s leisure airline, Eurowings Discover (4Y), took off from Frankfurt on Tuesday eve...

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ACCESS TO MPUMALANGA’S NATURE RESERVES TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO LABOUR DISPUTE BY STAFF

09
Nov

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) would like to notify all our tourism patrons andstake...

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MPUMALANGA’S PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVES ANNUAL TARIFFS REVIEW COMES INTO EFFECT IN DECEMBER 2022

01
Nov

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 December 2022 implement the...

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Call for Applications - WTM Africa (03 - 05 April 2023)

13
Oct

The Department of Tourism through the Market Access Support Programme (MASP), invites eligible touri...

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Mpumalanga Travel Guide

11
Oct

Mpumalanga Travel Guide

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MPUMALANGA TOURISM APOLOGISES FOR THE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE EMALAHLENI KIDS FESTIVAL

03
Oct

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency would like to apologise to the community of Nkangala Distric...

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MPUMALANGA TOURISM CONDEMNS THE BRUTAL KILLING OF A GERMAN TOURIST ON THE NUMBI ROAD

03
Oct

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is saddened by the terrible incident that resulted in...

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OPENING REMARKS BY THE MEC FOR FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM, MR PV MKHATSHWA, MPL, ON THE OCASSION OF THE INAUGURAL 2022 PROVINCIAL TOURISM CAREERS EXPO HELD AT BARBERTON, CITY OF MBOMBELA

21
Sep

Programme Director;Executive Mayor of the City of Mbombela, Councillor S Makhushe;Ward Councillo...

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SPEECH BY THE MEC FOR FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM, MR PV MKHATSHWA, MPL, ON THE OCASSION OF THE 2022 PROVINCIAL TOURISM AWARENESS DAY HELD AT eMANZANA, CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

17
Sep

Programme Director;Executive Mayor of Gert Sibande District Municipality, Councillor W. Mngomezulu...

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THE ANNUAL FREE ENTRY INTO THE MPUMALANGA NATURE RESERVES STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

12
Sep

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) today officially started its Parks Week programme as ...

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MEC - Launch of 2022 Tourism Month

05
Sep

Programme Director, who is the acting CEO of the MTPA;MMC of Sports at the City of Mbombela Local Mu...

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