Mpumalanga Adventures, attractions and things to do.
‘PLACE OF THE RISING SUN’ – Mpumalanga the Zulu meaning…. ‘Lies in Eastern South Africa, neighbouring countries are Swaziland and Mozambique. Experience an Adventure with magnificent scenery, unparalleled indigenous native plants and wild life.
Mpumalanga is divided into two distinct areas. The westerly half, the Highveld, is high altitude grasslands with its epic thunder and lightning storms. The Highveld terminates in an immense escarpment that plunges hundreds of meters down to a low-lying area called the Lowveld. Here you find some of the most famous game reserves in the world. This natural border, the Drakensberg Escarpment, creates spectacular scenery and provides plenty of opportunities for adventure seekers.
The area around the escarpment is also known as the Panorama Route. This route has breath taking vistas around every mountain corner and waterfalls plunging down sheer rock faces. Graskop the gateway to the Panorama Route is where your first adventure begins with a gorge swing. Further south, the magnificent Sabie River offers excellent white water river rafting opportunities. And for the more thrill seeking adventurer...caving and awesome kloofing many breath taking waterfalls in the region are just waiting to be explored.
The spectacular Blyde River Canyon with the Blyderivierpoort Dam below forms the northern part of the escarpment. This 25 kilometer long canyon, the second largest in Africa and third deepest in the world is the perfect place to go kloofing, quad biking or to enjoy a boat trip. Viewpoints with fitting names such as the Three Rondavels and God’s Window are spectacular stops on this adventure route.
The Lowveld is a Big Game Country. This is the setting for sanctuaries teeming with wildlife. The Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, became South Africa’s first national park in 1926 and is today part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park that links this park with Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. Choose between the many camps and lodges and go on safari in an open vehicle for a world class game experience. For an ultimate wildlife experience a walking safari which gives the added benefit of an unparalleled adrenaline rush when you are up close and personal with some of Africa’s largest mammals.