Exploring Mpumalanga Must Visits


Mpumalanga is one of the most unique provinces to visit in South Africa. With its vast terrain of endless green grasslands, through to powerful mountains and cascading waterfalls, Mpumalanga does not disappoint.

Part of the enjoyment of visiting the place of the rising sun, is the touring and sightseeing you can do across many different regions. If you’re planning a trip to Mpumalanga, be sure to check out our website and the various routes you can focus on as well as the must see natural sights that will keep you coming back for more!

We’ve compiled a brief overview on the best routes, and most unique spots to visit on your stay. Here goes!

Mpumalanga travel routes

Panorama Route

The Panorama Route starts in Nelspruit and takes you through to White River. If you’re at all familiar with the region, you’ll know that there is SO much to be seeing. Spots such as God’s Window and Lisbon Falls, as well as activities from hiking to white water rafting and 4x4 trips - you won’t be bored!
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Heritage Route

Our very own Heritage Route is made up of 14 towns across the province. You’ll run through grasslands to wetlands, and see many natural attractions, from geological rock formations, to bushman rock art and Anglo-Boer War Battlefields.
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Liberation Heritage Route

This route in Mpumalanga is one of the newest routes to be defined. The route highlights the key freedom fighters, who fought for freedom from racial segregation, as well as the destinations that featured prominently during the liberation struggle. Take your time to explore this rich in history region, and plan your spots using our map.
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The Genesis Route

The Mpumalanga Genesis Route is situated right at the core of our sunshine province, in the middle of the Makhonjwa Mountain Range. It runs through historical towns such as Barberton and Badplaas. As well as showcasing diverse landscapes, the Mpumalanga Genesis Route is a gateway to Mozambique and Swaziland.
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The Cultural Heartlands

Known as the entrance way to Mpumalanga, the Cultural Heartlands, its includes towns such as eMalahleni, Kraanspoort, Middelburg, Ogies and Stoffberg, as well as the holiday destination of Loskop Dam. A combination of history, culture, wildlife, industry and agriculture, this route will give you a wonderful reflection of South Africa’s rainbow nation.
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The Kruger National Park

Situated in Mpumalanga and rich in wildlife and sights to see, the Kruger National Park, is sure to leave you with memories you’ll keep for a lifetime! Take your time exploring various resting camps across the park, or choose to settle in one spot and explore the park from there. Whichever option you go for, you’ll be spoiled with natural beauty and wildlife too.
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If you’re wanting to pinpoint a few unique spots to visit on your journey, we’ve made a short list just for you:
Blyde River Canyon
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
God’s Window
Goliath’s Footprint
Lydenburg Heads
Mac Mac Pools
Sudwala Caves
The Giant Mushroom Rock
You can explore more about these places on our website here: www.mpumalanga.com.

We’ll be well impressed if you get to see all the above on one visit to Mpumalanga, but we bet you’ll see a few and be returning for more amazing waterfalls, wildlife, mountain ranges, natural pools and good ‘ol rest and relaxation.

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