Mpumalanga Attractions and destinations, South Africa

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Mpumalanga Attractions

Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mpumalanga, South Africa

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

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations. Know as "Paradise Country", few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld and escarpment.

Mpumalanga covers nearly 80 000 km² from rolling highlands to the lofty escarpment and the lush wetlands. The Mpumalanga Tourism Authority has created seven regions with specially marked routes that invite the visitor to the spectacular Mpumalanga province on an unforgettable journey of the seven regions of Mpumalanga and the "must-see" attractions.

Mpumalanga Attractions and Destinations

Destinations / Regions of Mpumalanga

Panorama Route

Where to Stay: Panorama Route Accommodation

The magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. Offering a vast array of exciting options for the visitor, the Panorama Route hosts some of the best adrenalin ... panorama route information

Highlands Meander

Where to Stay: Highlands Meander Accommodation

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 ... highlands meander information

Cultural Heartland

Where to Stay: Cultural Heartland Accommodation

The Ndebele people made the Cultural Heartland area famous with their colourful geometric art works that are known around the world, from Cape Town to Cairo and New York to London. It is in the Cultural Heartland that ... cultural heartland information

Wild Frontier

Where to Stay: Wild Frontier Accommodation

Situated in the south eastern part of Mpumalanga, the Wild Frontier region shares borders with Mozambique, Swaziland and the southern tip of the Kruger National Park. The Wild Frontier is made up of the historic towns of ... wild frontier information

Lowveld Legogote

Where to Stay: Lowveld Legogote Accommodation

The Lowveld is home to the seat of the provincial administration in Nelspruit, White River and the township KaNyamazane. In the Mpumalanga Lowveld you will find the oldest dolomite caves in the world, the famous Sudwala ... lowveld legogote information

Grass and Wetlands

Where to Stay: Grass and Wetlands Accommodation

The Mpumalanga Grass and Wetlands region is a birding paradise. This serene region is located in the south eastern part of Mpumalanga and shares its borders with Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal and the Free State provinces ... grass and wetlands information

Cosmos Country

Where to Stay: Cosmos Country Accommodation

Known as the 'energy belt' of Mpumalanga, the Mpumalanga Cosmos Country region houses a number of power stations that supply energy to most southern African countries. Lively economic and agricultural activity take ... cosmos country information

Mpumalanga Attractions and Destinations

"Must See" Attractions in Mpumalanga

Blyde River Canyon

The fresh mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment are quite spectacular and give the area its name of 'Panorama Route'. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle they offer, and God's Window and Wonder View hint at the magnitude of the scenery. The 'Pinnacle' is a ... more information

Echo Caves

Situated just outside Ohrigstad are the spectacular Echo Caves. These mysterious caves were discovered in the 1920's by the owner of the farm. After his cattle mysteriously disappeared on the farm he started looking for answers. That is when he discovered the Echo Caves. After exploring the cave, the ... more information

God's Window

With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God's Window is an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country! Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest ... more information

Kruger National Park

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the ... more information

Kruger National Park Tours

Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is a flagship ... more information

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Reserve and the wildlife roams ... more information

Mpumalanga Attractions and Destinations

Featured Things To Do in Mpumalanga

Elephant-Back Safari

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

There is something magical about swaying through the African bush on the back of an elephant. The 12 fully trained African elephants arrived ... more information

Visit Chimpanzee Eden

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

Set on a 1000 hectare game reserve, JGI Chimpanzee Eden is a home to chimpanzees that have been misplaced from their natural habitat. The wo ... more information

Helicopter flight over Blyde River Canyon

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

Take a helicopter flight from the exclusive Lion Sands Private Game Reserve to the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. This must be the mos ... more information

Visit the Botanical Garden

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

The Lowveld Botanical Garden is all about the two rivers that run through it; that fashion the garden with a unique quality of its own. The ... more information

Fly-fishing at Highland Giants Estate

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

14 Dams, 5 Weirs in Catchment River, 3 Kilometres of Wild River. Try Fly-fishing at Highland Giants Estate in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, the fl ... more information

On you'll find plenty of South Africa accommodation options. We've also listed nearby activities for any town or city in which you plan to stay. And the big bonus is that you deal directly with the venues - no fees involved. With eight world heritage sites, a multitude of game reserves and national parks, over 1350 ha of national botanical gardens, and exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture, South Africa offers the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. Enjoy your stay in Mpumalanga!
Information about Mpumalanga's Attractions and Destinations. Includes photographs, descriptions, things to do and 'must see' attractions