Mpumalanga is referred to as ‘the place of the rising sun’, and it lives true to this name - filled with mostly sunny and hot days, and warm joyful nights. The geographic diversity of the region means there is plenty to explore whether its mountainous climbs you’re looking for, gorgeous ravines and waterfalls or flat plains that seem to go on for miles.
Mpumalanga has everything your imagination could dream of, and more. If you have not explored the region this festive season, we’ll give you a few reasons that it should be on your bucket list for 2022!
The astonishing beauty and breath-taking views of God’s Window, located in Graskop will leave you in awe and wonder. Overlooking the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, God’s Window sits on the Drakensberg Escarpment with views over the Blyde River, kilometers downward. Across the canyon, you will be greeted with the view of the gorgeous Three Rondavels - three peaks, named after Chief Maripi Mashile’s most troublesome wives, Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto.
If you’re looking for a more bush focused getaway, you can’t go wrong by visiting the Kruger National Park. Situated close to the Panorama Route, the Kruger Park was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, and has since become a highly sought after tourist destination for both South African locals, and international guests alike.
There are multiple rest camps to visit within the Kruger National Park, such as: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp; Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp; Letaba Rest Camp; Lower Sabie Rest Camp; Mopani Rest Camp; Olifants Rest Camp; Orpen Rest Camp; Pretoriuskop Rest Camp; Punda Maria Rest Camp; Satara Rest Camp; Shingwedzi Rest Camp; Skukuza Rest Camp.
So close to the Panorama Route, means that you can explore more than just the bush when visiting the Kruger, but also places such as Mbombela, White River, Sabie, Pilgrims Rest and Graskop.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to set your sights on a holiday up North, to the place of the rising sun!
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