Did you know that there are more waterfalls around the Sabie region in Mpumalanga than anywhere else in Southern Africa?! A season of glorious rainfall has left these waterfalls even more glorious than before, and they will delight all members of the family. Nothing beats the sweet reward of a cool down in the fine mist of a cascading waterfall or the adjoining rock pool after a hike.
We’re spoiled for choice in Mpumalanga with multiple waterfalls to choose from across the province. Each one is unique with differing falls, rock pools and surrounds. If you book a trip to the province, you can definitely be a waterfall chaser and use your time to enjoy the flowing water and stunning fauna and flora as a result of the wet ground.
Some of the top waterfalls you can pay a visit to during your time in Mpumalanga are:
Found alongside the Sabie River, the Horseshoe falls is named as such due to them being in the shape of a horseshoe. Boasting a circular appearance earning them their name, the Horseshoe Falls has been labeled a national monument. Pack your picnic basket and your swimming costume, and even your fishing rod! For a small fee, the falls are the perfect spot for some much needed R&R.
Lone Creek Falls
These Falls reach 68m in height - a wondrous sight to behold! Located less than 10km’s from Sabie, the falls themselves are only a short walk from the parking area, through an indigenous forest that will leave you in awe before you even reach the waterfall. It’s a landmark waterfall, and one which you definitely don’t want to miss.
Likely one of the better known waterfalls in South Africa, the Mac-Mac Falls are a visual spectacle. The beauty of Mac-Mac Falls is the twin falls that plunge around 70m’s down into the gorge. You can find these falls on the way to Sabie, and enjoy the viewing platform that provides a more aerial view from above the gorge. Another stand out feature of the Mac-Mac Falls is the multiple pools at the base, the perfect afternoon swimming location!
The Lisbon Falls is a must see due to its sheer height of 94m, making it a dramatic drop and one of the highest in the Mpumalanga province. Situated outside of Graskop and Hazyview, it’s an easy visit whether you’re driving or flying. The area itself boasts wonderful birds, trees and picnic areas for you to enjoy with friends or family.
Another of the highest falls in the Mpumalanga region, the Berlin Falls drop a distance of 80m into a round hollow that resembles a green colour. Truly unique and exquisite, the best view you’ll get is off the platform above, where you can see the waterfall in all its glory. You’ll find these falls and the pools on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga.
So take the weekend, book your trip and enjoy the rewards of the summer rainfall by chasing the waterfalls in Mpumalanga!