Attractions IN Lydenburg

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Mountain Passes

Steenkampsberg Pass

One of the highest passes in the region, Steenkampsberg Pass joins Lydenburg to Roossenekal. Often mistakenly called De Berg, after the highest peak in the range, Steenkampsberg Pass has some incredible scenery that includes the Steenkampsberg Plateau, a ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Lydenburg

Mountain Passes

Abel Erasmus Pass

The Abel Erasmus Pass links Mpumalanga's Blyde River Canyon, or River of Joy, with Limpopo's game reserves, seering through the northern reaches of the Drakensberg escarpment before dropping down into the Olifants River valley. You will not find a more ...

Nature Reserves

Blyde River Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve stretches for some 60km, its southerly reaches extending from just beyond the town of Graskop all the way north to the Abel Erasmus pass. The reserve's remarkable biodiversity includes one of the last remaining montane ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 ...

Mountain Passes

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 ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

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Archaeological / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Bakoni Ruins

In the hills around Machadodorp on the edge of the escarpment, are the remains of a series of stone terraces generally regarded as walls built by the baKoni tribe to retain pasture animals - sheep and cattle. Just how old these ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Outdoor Activities

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is the sport of choice for those that love combining the beauty of the outdoors with the excitement of reeling in an impressive catch. South Africa is a land of natural abundance, and it is not surprising that it has so much to offer in the ...

Mountain Passes

Skurweberg Pass

The Skurweberg Pass lies on the rim of the Drakensberg escarpment - a steep, tarred and modern route over the Skurweberg mountains, on the R541 between Badplaas and Machadodorp. Meaning 'rough mountain' in Afrikaans, the Skurweberg mountains are a series ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Lydenburg as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Belfast, Burgersfort, Dullstroom, Machadodorp, Roossenekal, Schoemanskloof, Steelpoort Valley, Waterval Boven, Waterval Onder

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