Mpumalanga Adventures

‘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…

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Adventures in Mpumalanga
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‘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.

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

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 trail is built in natural surroundings so you can admire the natural...

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...

Canyoning

Get ready for an Adventure, Canyoning or also known as ‘Kloofing’ in Mpumalanga. An adrenaline adventure like no other… What is Canyoning? It’s an active fun adrenalin infused (little scary) mix of hiking in the kloof, jumping into beautiful pools, swimming across pools, scrambling...

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...

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...

Hiking

Ever since the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and Limpopo became South Africa’s first national park in 1926, nature lovers have come here to enjoy the amazing flora and fauna. Today, the park offers avid hikers an experience of a lifetime on a Hiking Adventure. Stay at a luxury safari lodge...

Hot-Air Ballooning

There are times in your life when you just have to tick off that once-in-a-lifetime, unforgetable adventure box. A hot-air ballooning adventure in Mpumalanga will allow you to tick off this box and more. Gliding effortlessly and soundlessly along a clear sky while watching the world wake up below...

Kloofing

Tumbling rivers carving out a route through rugged mountains: This is the pristine wilderness of Mpumalanga, South Africa - Perfect for a Kloofing Adventure! Kloofing or canyoning is an adventure activity that involves a descent of a ravine or watercourse. You may use all manner of walking, scrambling,...

Microlight Flying

Microlight flights, also known as Ultralight aviation is one of the most spectacular and unmatched experiences available in Mpumalanga. Unlike the helicopter or fixed wing flights, microlight flights are light weight aircrafts. It’s a complete open air experience, an adventure activity which allows...

Mountain Biking

Take in Mpumalanga’s spectacular scenery from your saddle. Mountain bikers here are spoilt for choice.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Panorama Route or drive into the Kruger National Park where you have a choice of Mountain Biking routes suited for all levels of experience. Here,...

Paragliding

Ever since Leonardo da Vinci tried to find a practical solution to flight, adventure seekers have been dreaming of soaring the skies. Today, this dream can come true on a Paragliding Adventure in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Experience the magic of free flight under an African sky with a tandem paraglider...

Quad Biking

Mpumalanga may be one of the smaller provinces of South Africa, but it is home to a vast variety of adventure activities. The Drakensberg escarpment divides Mpumalanga into high altitude grasslands, known as the highveld and the lower lying savanna habitat, the lowveld. A Quad Biking adventure is an...

Rappelling

Calling all adrenaline junkies! If this is your thing, then come and get your adrenaline pumping by rappelling (also known as abseiling) in Mpumalanga (The place of the Rising Sun). Rappelling is a fast growing sport which allows you to descend (a rope in a controlled manner, using harnesses & specialized...

River Rafting

Mpumalanga offers thrill seekers a variety of River Rafting Adventures. From its source in the Drakensberg mountains, the Sabie River flows eastward through Mpumalanga into the lowveld. It crosses the Kruger National Park, flows into the Corumana Dam in Mozambique and joins the Komati river before it...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is the warm sun on your back, hard rock in front of you and nothing but thin air behind you. In other words it is an adventure sport fit for those with no fear of heights and a need for a serious adrenaline kick. Mpumalanga has an abundance of rugged cliffs and soaring mountains and is...

Scootours

Scootours in Mpumalanga is an adventurous fun day out for the whole family.   Also perfect for teambuilding, corporate events or birthday parties… With different tours available you can customize your tour, to suit your specific fun filled day out. Scootours use non-motorized Monster mountain...

Slackpacking

Do you love the idea of exploring the mountains and valleys on foot, but you want to travel light with just a daypack!  Then slackpacking in the Mpumalanga is just the perfect adventure for you... The Mpumalanga provides some of Africa’s most amazing Slackpacking experiences, with guided...

Teambuilding

What better place to wake up to a Teambuilding adventure than in ‘the land of the rising sun’. Teambuilding operators in Mpumalanga have designed challenges that offer just the right mixture of adventure, physical and mental stimulation and adrenaline. Time spent on a Teambuilding adventure...

Walking Safaris

Awesome scenery goes hand-in-hand with awesome adventures on a Walking Safari in Mpumalanga. Get your adrenalin pumping while walking in Mpumalanga’s amazing wilderness. Spot crocodiles, hippos and other local residents while you learn about plants, spoor and tracking. For the ultimate bush experience...

White Water Rafting

Take a leisurely approach to White Water paddling on the Sabie River in Mpumalanga on a scenic adventure with Grade 2 to 3 rapids testing your skills, mixed with swimming, bum-sliding or wave surfing. Alternatively, for an adrenaline pumping adventure, try out the White River Rafting on the Blyde River....

Zip Line

A Zip Line Adventure gives you that exhilarating feeling of flying. As you, strapped into a safety harness, glide along a solid stainless steel cable, the ride is smooth and you feel weightless. There is no feeling of jerking or falling, and this makes a Zip Line Adventure suited to all, even those...