Mpumalanga DestinationsLydenburg, Highlands Meander
Lydenburg is a town abuzz with new developments and the atmosphere is charged with excitement and interest. Lydenburg is situated at the foothills of the famous Long Tom Pass and surrounded by the Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg mountain ranges.
Lydenburg experiences a climate typical of the Mpumalanga middleveld with cold nights and warm days. Its central location - only 290kms from Pretoria - makes it the ideal stopover to explore not only the well known Kruger National Park but also the many new routes which are ideal for adventure lovers and particularly 4x4 trail enthusiasts.
Painters, wood carvers, stained glass artists and botanical sketch artists are just some of the talented creatives residing in Lydenburg. An annual exhibition is held in the Civic center to display and market their wares which attracts tourists from all over the world seeking to pick up their own piece of art to display back home.
A great attraction in the area is the Lydenburg Waterfall - consisting of 3 stunning waterfalls. It is regarded as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Mpumalanga and definitely an enchanting sight to see. Two of the falls lie next to each other and plunge into a deep pool which feeds the third. It’s a mesmerizing sight that draws a continuous flow of people everyday. Other attractions in Lydenburg include historic memorials, nature reserves and other splendid sights and even some marvelous hidden fishing spots.
There are many accommodation establishments available in Lydenburg and all are of a very high quality. From bed and breakfast accommodation to backpacking and camping areas - you are truly spoilt for choice and guaranteed a delightful stay in Lydenburg.