Attractions, Places of Interest & Popular Destinations

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 km˛ 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.

Did you know? Mpumalanga’s rare combination of lowveld and escarpment, sub-tropical weather, summer rains and unbelievable scenic beauty makes the province one of the country’s best-kept secrets.

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Destinations / Regions of Mpumalanga


Overnight? Accommodation in Nelspruit
Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River and has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park. The Lowveld botanical gardens just outside Nelspruit boasts a rare collection of ...

Kruger National Park

Overnight? Accommodation in Kruger National Park
Lying in the heart of the Lowveld is a wildlife sanctuary like no other, its atmosphere so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa...

Panorama Route

Overnight? Accommodation in Panorama Route
One of the country's most scenic self-drives, the Panorama Route, explores the Mpumalanga highlands, or the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. In these rugged mountains the plateau comes to an abrupt and dramatic h...

Highlands Meander

Overnight? Accommodation in Highlands Meander
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 Wat...

Wild Frontier

Overnight? Accommodation in Wild Frontier
Situated in the south eastern part of the Mpumalanga Province, the Wild Frontier region shares borders with Mozambique, Swaziland and the southern tip of the Kruger National Park. Did you know? Situated in the Wild Frontier, one of the world’...

Grass & Wetlands

Overnight? Accommodation in Grass & Wetlands
The Mpumalanga Grass and Wetlands region is a birding paradise. This serene region is located in the south eastern part of the Mpumalanga Province and shares its borders with Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal and the Free State provinces. Did you kno...

Lowveld Legogote

Overnight? Accommodation in Lowveld Legogote
In the Mpumalanga Lowveld you will find the oldest dolomite caves in the world, the famous Sudwala Caves and the Lowveld National Botanical Garden with an enormous collection of cycads and an African rainforest. The Lowveld is home to the sea...

Cultural Heartland

Overnight? Accommodation in Cultural Heartland
It is in the Cultural Heartland that both locals and foreigners alike get to embrace the warm spirit of Africa through the Ndebele people and their indigenous wisdom and creativity. The Ndebele people made the Cultural Heartland area famous w...

Cosmos Country

Overnight? Accommodation in Cosmos Country
Cosmos Country lies in the south western part of the Mpumalanga Province against the Free State and Gauteng borders and includes the towns of Secunda, Delmas, Leandra, Bethal, Standerton, Balfour and Greylingstad. Did you know? Cosmos Country...

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