Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Tourist Attractions

Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga

Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga
Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga

Once you've booked your hotel or Highlands Meander accommodation explore our destination pages below for info on attractions and what to do in the Mpumalanga Highlands.

The Mpumalanga Highlands Meander is situated in the higher reaches of the escarpment and it is sandwiched between the Cultural Heartland and the Panorama Route regions and includes the towns of Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenburg, Machadodorp and Waterval Boven.

The Highlands Meander is a region for both nature lovers and the adventurous at heart. Dubbed the 'Trout Mecca' this region has an abundance of pristine fishing waters that never cease to lure fly fishers in their droves.

The imposing mountains and rivers of the Mpumalanga Highlands presents the opportunity for adrenaline pumping activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, hot air ballooning and paragliding to mention a few.

Major highlights of the region include a vibrant arts and crafts community.

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Destinations / Town & Suburbs of Mpumalanga Highlands


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Belfast

Near the Drakensberg escarpment and 210km east of Pretoria, you’ll find the town of Belfast. Belfast is one of the coldest places in South Africa, but it’s wonderful and homely atmosphere will make up for that. ... Belfast information


Where to Stay: Burgersfort Accommodation

Although it is officially situated in the scenic province of Mpumalanga, Burgersfort is located very close to the Limpopo border too. This part of South Africa is characterised by rolling vistas of unspoilt countryside ... Burgersfort information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Dullstroom

Dullstroom has everything you need to have the perfect family vacation - Beautiful scenery, great activities, and a population that’ll welcome you to their lovely town. Dullstroom is home to one South Africa’s finest ... Dullstroom information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Lydenburg

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 ... Lydenburg information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Machadodorp

Machadodorp is a small town situated above the escarpment in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, with the world famous Elands River running through the town. There is a natural radioactive spring here and is reputed to ... Machadodorp information


Where to Stay: Roossenekal Accommodation

Fewer than 100 kilometres from the large, industrial town of Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province, is the little village of Roossenekal. It has a total area of just over 2.5 square kilometres, and is home to ... Roossenekal information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Schoemanskloof

Schoemanskloof is a somewhat undiscovered location, tucked away in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is the idea location to unwind, de-stress and relax in perfect tranquility and delightful hospitality. Guided tours of the ... Schoemanskloof information

Steelpoort Valley

Where to Stay: Steelpoort Accommodation

The Steelpoort Valley is situated just south of Sekhukhuneland in the magnificent South African province of Mpumalanga on the border of Limpopo. This entire area was once part of the old Transvaal Province, and ... Steelpoort Valley information

Waterval Boven

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Waterval Boven

Established in 1898 as a railway depot, Waterval Boven is Dutch for Above Waterfall and is named after the waterfall in the Elands River. The village of Waterval Boven is nestled in the Drakensberg Mountains on the ... Waterval Boven information

Waterval Onder

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Waterval Onder

Waterval Onder is a small village situated at the base of the escarpment on the banks of the Elands River below a magnificent 228m waterfall. Hence the name which means ‘Below the Waterfall’. The village has not ... Waterval Onder information

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"Must See" Attractions in Mpumalanga Highlands

Berg-en-Dal Monument

The Berg-en-dal Monument is located just outside the town of Belfast in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Erected in 1935, the monument honors those killed at the Battle of Berg-en-dal in Belfast, onew of the largest battles of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa ... more information

Dullstroom Nature Reserve

The Dullstroom Nature Reserve receives little publicity, which is something of a bonus for those who happen to stumble across the reserve and its accompanying dam, and are only too pleased to have the place more or less to themselves. There is little other than word of mouth to vouch for its existence at all, but ... more information

Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve

This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The reserve is 2200 hectares and the Klipgatspruit cuts the mountainous area into a deep valley. The main habitats include thornveld and bushveld on the low-lying areas, and montane grassland on hillsides and plateaus with protea ... more information

Horse Shoe Falls

The exquisite Horseshoe Falls are found along the Sabie River in Mpumalanga. These falls are found 4kms off the Old Lydenburg Road, signposted on the left side. A short walk through the beautiful terrains affords one the opportunity to spot magnificent birdlife and other wildlife. The trail soon leads to the ... more information

Long Tom Pass

The Long Tom Pass gets its name from the Long Tom cannons used during the Anglo-Boer war. The original Long Tom Pass was a treacherous one, steep hairpin bends and hair-raising drops. It was originally the route followed by pioneer wagon drivers transporting goods from Mozambique to Lyndenburg ... more information

Fly Fishing in South Africa

Fly fishing is an activity that is as mesmerizing to watch, as it is to partake in. Whilst its predominantly enjoyed by the older generation, fly fishing is fast catching the attention and interests of a whole new generation of enthusiasts. The incredible art of fly fishing was initially developed as an angling ... more information

Rocky Drift Nature Reserve

Rocky Drift is a private nature reserve 290 kilometres from Johannesburg in Waterval Boven – a beautiful enclosed valley that preserve 257 hectares of mountain country. Through the reserve runs the Joubert Spruit tributary fed by water from the surrounding mountain tops that has not ... more information

Skurweberg Pass

The Skurweberg is particularly beautiful – visitors travel the pass not merely to get between Machadodorp and Badplaas, but to drink in the views. In the mountains is the Wathaba Wilderness Area, an area rich with waterfalls, streams, pools and overgrown kloofs filled with mosses, lichens, ferns ... more information

Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve

The Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve, outside the town of Dullstroom, provides sanctuary for the rare wattled crane which is a major attraction, tourists from all over the world flock here to watch this magnificent bird and its definitely a sight that would make any bird watcher realise just why they took up ... more information

Steenkampsberg Pass

Often mistakenly called De Berg, after the highest peak in the range, Steenkampsberg Pass has some incredible scenery that includes the Steenkampsberg Plateau, a wetland region that is home to three endangered species of crane – blue, crowned and wattled... more information

Sterkspruit Nature Reserve

The smallish, yet incredibly pretty Sterkspruit Nature Reserve lies right next to the scenic Long Tom Pass, the horizon dominated by Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg, roughly 10 kilometres outside of Lydenburg. It lies on the Sterkspruit River, which is stocked with rainbow trout introduced to the river ... more information

Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve

One of the few places in the country to breed all three of the world’s endangered cranes, the Verloren Vallei (lost valley) Nature Reserve lies roughly 13 km outside Dullstroom, a beautiful, peaceful part of the Steenkampsberg plateau that includes rolling grasslands and sensitive wetlands. Guided tours around ... more information

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Featured Things To Do in Mpumalanga Highlands

Bird Of Prey and Rehab Centre

Where: Dullstroom
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Dullstroom Bird Of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1997 with the aim of educating the public in order to promote an awaren ... more information

Horse Riding in Dullstroom

Where: Dullstroom
How much (per person): On Request

Love horse riding and the outdoors? Combine the two interests and join us or an unforgettable experience. From 1 to 2 hours scenic, tranquil ... more information

Hike the Escarpment Trail

Where: Machadodorp
How much (per person): On Request

Five Assegais Country Estate is proud to announce the opening of two new and spectacular hiking trails on a thousand hectare fenced nature a ... more information

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Holiday Accommodation in Mpumalanga Highlands

For accommodation in Mpumalanga Highlands see:
Belfast accommodationDullstroom accommodationLydenburg accommodation
Machadodorp accommodationSchoemanskloof accommodation
Waterval Boven accommodationWaterval Onder accommodation

Or to see all accommodation in this region, visit Highlands Meander accommodation.

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