Chase the sun - Winter in Mpumalanga


South Africa is renowned for its sunny days and warm evenings, but when the winter weather begins, you can be certain that you’ll feel the chill! Every year, school holidays or winter holidays for those without children, are the perfect time to get that much needed R&R and time away from the big cities - so cold aside, exploring Mpumalanga is the ideal place to be.

While winter cold is especially true for some South African regions, such as Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and many others, here in Mpumalanga we’re lucky to have very mild temperatures throughout the year, making it the perfect getaway for your mid winter escape.

Our website has many inspirational travel options for your winter holiday escape or school holiday adventure, here are a few to whet your appetite:

Ndhula Luxury Tented Camp

Nestled close to the Kruger National Park, between Nelspruit/Mbombela and White River, Ndula Luxury Tented Camp offers fantastic views of bushveld, mountains and valleys for your next weekend away. Meaning ‘giraffe’ in the local Zulu language, the lodge is said to offer ‘Serengeti like experiences’ for those avid bush lovers.

There is much to explore in and around Ndhula, with the lodge offering plenty of enjoyment with sightseeing drives, sundowner picnics, trail runs, mountain bike trails and even fishing! If you’re keen to set your sights a little further, head out to the surrounding areas such as the Panorama Route and all it has to offer, including Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Mac Falls, Graskop Gorge Lift & so much more. The Lowveld Botanical Gardens and Kaapsehoop wild horses are a mere 30 minute drive, as well as the Numbi gate to the Kruger National Park just 50 minutes away.

For contact details click here.

Aha Casa do Sol

Only 15 minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park, Casa do Sol is situated right in the heart of the Mpumalanga Province in Hazyview. Offering a village-like atmosphere with tranquil pools, lush green gardens and beautiful flowers, this weekend getaway is sure to restore the soul!

This weekend destination resides in the Ilanga Nature and Game Reserve, and offers many activities, such as: hiking, tennis, fishing and mountain biking. With four different accommodation options to choose from, you can escape for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. On offer are: Casas, Villas, Twin and Double Suites, and the Casa Grande, which features a jacuzzi, private pool and sauna.

For contact details click here.

If you’re looking for more information on the Mpumalanga area as a whole for your winter school holiday, take a look at our website for areas of interest and find the perfect place for you and yours.

The below spots have always been a favourite amongst travellers frequenting Mpumalanga - we’d love to hear what you think of them and see your photos on social media after your visit:

For more information on weekend getaways, school holiday adventures, or winter holiday breakaways, start exploring our website and book your next time-out holiday today!

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