Mpumalanga Adventures

Abseiling
Aerial Cable Trail
Big Swing
Bridge Walking
Caving
Cycle Tours
Elephant Experience
Field Guide and Nature Training
Fly Fishing
Gorge Swing

Mpumalanga Adventures and experiences.

The first part of South Africa to welcome the sun’s rays, Mpumalanga, Zulu for place of the rising sun, is South Africa’s premier safari province. Kruger National Park is the star of the show. Smaller private game reserves of outstanding quality piece together this province of endless savanna, natural rock sculptures, and spectacular thunder and lightning. Many adventures here are inextricably linked with some form of game watching; whether it’s a…

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Adventures in Mpumalanga
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Mpumalanga Adventures and experiences.

The first part of South Africa to welcome the sun’s rays, Mpumalanga, Zulu for place of the rising sun, is South Africa’s premier safari province. Kruger National Park is the star of the show. Smaller private game reserves of outstanding quality piece together this province of endless savanna, natural rock sculptures, and spectacular thunder and lightning. Many adventures here are inextricably linked with some form of game watching; whether it’s a hiking or mountain biking safari, game viewing while white water rafting down the Sabie River, or a microlight game watching tour. Mpumalanga could be called ‘the naturalist’s province’. People eyeing a career in conservation or nature guiding flock here to do game ranger or field guiding courses.

The province has two main geological regions, the grassland-dominated Highveld to the west, and the game-rich savannas of the Lowveld in the east. Each offers distinct environments of natural beauty for visitors to explore.

On the edge of the plunging escarpment that separates the Highveld from the Lowveld, the world’s 3rd deepest gorge, the Blyde River Canyon, further expands the scope for adventure. Most of these activities can be accessed from the well-known Panorama Route. This high scenic circuit makes its way from one quaint and friendly town to another, passing numerous adventure hubs where abseiling, kloofing, ziplining and massive bridge swings bring a refreshing blast of exhilaration into the drive. The unique geological features of this province have birthed many other interesting kloofs with channels, potholes and waterfalls as well as some spectacular caves like Sudwala.

The range of activities in Mpumalanga, including the incredible opportunity for purer-type adventures like rock climbing, caving, trail running and fly-fishing in the pristine rivers tumbling from the higher regions, make this province a close contender for the title of Adventure Capital of South Africa.

Activity List

Mpumalanga Adventures

Abseiling

Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself like this: You are strapped into a climbing harness, walking backwards to the edge of a cliff. You pause for a moment, allowing yourself to take in the breathtaking scenery and to control your heart beat. Then you begin the descent down the sheer cliff...

Aerial Cable Trail

Aerial Cable Trail in Mpumalanga, South Africa - Zip Line Trips. Feeling stressed and trapped in the demands of everyday life? Take a trip to Mpumalanga and experience the freedom of gliding over a forested valley on an Aerial Cable Trail. An Aerial Cable Trail is a series of connected platforms. The...

Big Swing

Are you the type of person that likes to live in the fast lane? Does 0-160 km/hr in 2-3 seconds sound fast enough for you? Head to the tiny forestry town of Graskop in Mpumalanga for an adrenaline rush that will satisfy your need for speed. The Big Swing is South Africa’s highest cable Gorge Swing...

Caving

Mpumalanga is the home of several caves where you can go Caving or Spelunking. The biggest and most well known cave system is the amazing Sudwala Caves. In the early 1900’s, during the Second Boer War, Sudwala Caves were used to store ammunition. Legends also claim that the caves may be the hiding...

Cycle Tours

Cycle tours in Mpumalanga. Where can I cycle in SA? Cycling holidays, city tours, mountain biking and more. Mpumalanga is criss-crossed by roads. Some go through...

Elephant Experience

Experience an unforgettable interaction with the ‘African Elephant’ the world’s largest living gentle giants at one of Mpumalanga's elephant experience centres.  Getting up close and personal to these awesome animals will be a real treat and at the same time you learn...

Field Guide and Nature Training

South Africa is one of the world’s favourite safari adventure destinations and the Mpumalanga region which includes part of the Greater Kruger National Park is the perfect place to do your field guide training.  If nature is your passion then this field guide and nature training course will...

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing enthusiasts flock to Dullstroom, Waterval Boven, Lydenburg and Machadodorp in Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga is well known for its diverse surroundings; beautiful mountain vistas, rivers, gorges, wildlife and some of the finest trout fishing streams in South Africa.   The perfect break away...

Gorge Swing

Experience the adrenaline of a 68 metre freefall from 0-160 km/hr in under 3 seconds on a Gorge Swing while taking in the breath-taking Graskop Falls on your way. The tiny town of Graskop on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment is home to one of Mpumalanga’s most extreme greatest adrenaline...