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Mpumalanga Travel and Tourism

Welcome to Mpumalanga, South Africa

Mpumalanga, the former Eastern Transvaal, is one of South Africa's leading travel destinations. The travelers feel magically drawn by the overwhelming landscape, by the flora and fauna, by the stories of the gold rush of the 70s of the 19th century and by the fascinating tribal legends.

Few regions in the world can compare to the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld. Mountains, passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests are characteristic of the landscape. This is also the land of big animals, "Big Game Country", with many nature reserves. The most famous of the national parks around the world is the Kruger Park, but there are also many private reserves on its western border. The entire region offers exceptional bird watching, hiking, horse riding and fishing opportunities.

Some of the most famous towns, rooted in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune hunters, include Barberton and Pilgrim's Rest. The Middleveld region is inhabited by the Ndebele people, known for their traditional clothing and beautiful homes.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger Park: On the way to the Kruger Park (see also our more detailed English page) you can enjoy some special features. Take the turnoff from the N4 to the small village of Dullstroom, drive over Long Tom Pass with its fantastic panoramic views of Mac Mac Falls and the delightful town of Sabie. Stop right behind Sabie to admire the Mac Mac Falls or to swim in the crystal clear pools. A short detour leads to Pilgrim's Rest.

This is a fascinating little historical town well worth a visit before continuing to the Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve. In the reserve, your eyes can feast on the Blyde River Canyon and abundant bird life.

At the southern end of the reserve, the view extends from God's Window over the Lowveld into eternity .... From there it is only a short and effortless drive to some of the most beautiful private game reserves and the Kruger Park.

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Nelspruit is famous for its fruit, which has always played an important role in the development of the city. The fertile Crocodile River Valley, in which the city is located, is also worth mentioning for its tobacco and timber industry. Today Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga and the commercial and administrative center of the Lowveld and the center of a rapidly growing citrus plant region. The streets of this large and modern city are lined with jacaranda and other flowering trees, and beautifully manicured suburban gardens abound with subtropical flowers and plants. All modern facilities are available here, including excellent sports facilities.

From Nelspruit, roads lead to the most beautiful and interesting areas of the Lowveld: zoos, mountains and historic towns. Souvenir shops and roadside kiosks offer excellent hand-woven carpets, carvings, leather goods, and fresh farm produce. Hotels and caravan parks in and around the city make it easy to stay overnight, and it is well worth staying a few days to explore the area. There are plenty of hiking trails.