Top Tourist Attractions in Mpumalanga Province, the Safari and outdoor capital of South Africa with popular Destinations, Adventure & Safari Tours..
Mpumalanga Tourist Attractions - Safari & Adventure, and Places to Stay on your Visit.
We bring to you but sample of top tourist attractions in Mpumalanga Province, the Safari and outdoor capital of South Africa with popular destinations, adventure & safari tours. There is so much to see and do in Mpumalanga, that tourists are spoiled for choice when looking for places to visit and accommodation to stay for a holiday.
Mpumalanga is the land of the adventures of explorers, wildlife hunters and treasure hunters of gold-rush era of the 19th century.The escarpment is unmatched in its beauty as you travel towards the lowveld, passing through Dullstroom, a trout fisherman's paradise. Enjoy hiking, climbing and beautiful waterfalls, forests, caving, hot air ballooning and wildlfe in the land where the Safari has been perfected. Mpumalanga is an unmatched outdoor adventure enthusiast's paradise. Mpumalanga Province lies in the northeast of South Africa and is bordered by the Limpopo Province to the north and KwaZulu Natal to the south. Mpumalanga in the various dialects of the Nguni people groups is interpreted to mean 'the land of the rising sun'. It extends east from Gauteng to Mozambique and Swaziland and is the Safari capital of South Africa. The southern half of the world-renowned Kruger National Park is situated on its eastern border with Mozambique.
Trout Fisherman at Dullstroom
Exploring the Sudwala Caves.
Shangane Man at Shangana Village
The Panorama Route
There is stunning scenery in the mountainous area of the Escarpment, a few hours drive west of the Kruger National Park and so the Panorama Route is a must while visiting the park. Pilgrim's Rest, a former gold-rush town which is on the Panorama tourist route, has been preserved. There are about 1,700 residents and is worth visiting for its historical interests and atmosphere. Sabie is a small town with good restaurants and accommodation near Kruger park. The town is surrounded by forests, waterfalls and hiking trails. The Escarpment towns, make good night stops to and from Kruger. Scenery is stunning as you drive around the province, where the mountains drop through passes to the Lowveld. The most famous viewpoints are - God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels along the lip of the Escarpment, which can be seen on a 156 km drive. Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, is also the largest vegetated canyon in the world. The canyon area offers some great hiking,climbing and river-rafting.
The Three Rondavels.
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Highly traversed by tourists, Kruger National Park is the easiest African game park to drive around in on your own. As a family we relaxed at one of it's many well-run rest camps on many an occasion, where self-catering accommodation is excellent.
Most rest camps have restuarants on site and Caravan and camping facilities are also available. Guided early morning game drives are available from some camps.
Skukuza is the biggest of the camps and offers many facilities.Satara to the north is less populated, which from personal experience, was the better for spotting the 'Big five' at the time of my visit to the park.
There are a number of private reserves, which cater mostly for tourists from abroad, which offer the opportunity to escape at a price, where you may be conducted on open vehicle safaris by well-informed rangers.
Recommended Option for Self-Drive Safari in Kruger Park: You can do Kruger as a self-drive or as a guided tour. Other exciting options include walking safaris, mountain bike trails and a self-drive 4x4 trail. The nearest airport to the park is the Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport, just outside Nelspruit. The drive to the more remote, far less utilised, northern part, takes a few hours longer, but it's not on the same route. You could do a great circular tour if you had ten days or so to spare. Fly in to KMIA and enter the park in the south, drive very slowly to the north, spending a day or two at different camps en route, and then drive back to Johannesburg.