Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga

Things to do - general

Generally accepted to be the safari capital of South Africa, Mpumalanga is best known for the Kruger National Park and the many private game reserves on its border that offer a usually somewhat more exclusive – and far more expensive – alternative to staying in the park.

The whole province has a colourful history, particularly its gold rush era, when lawlessness was the order of the day and brave pioneers wandered through lion-infested bush to reach their claims. Many historical sites, battlefields and small museums document the era when this area was of such strategic importance during the wars between the Transvaal Republic and Britain. Paul Kruger fled South Africa through this province, and many people believe he left a fortune in gold bullion and coins buried here somewhere.

For tourism purposes, Mpumalanga is divided into seven routes, or sections. The Cultural Heartland and Cosmos Country are closer to Johannesburg, and are quite urbanised with a heave reliance on mining and industry, albeit with some scenic pockets of interest. But, despite the official divisions, the province is usually divided into the Lowveld and the escarpment.

The Lowveld is hot and humid with long grass and broad-leaved trees including such iconic ones as marulas and baobabs. And, of course, it has spectacular game. The Lowveld Legogote and the Wild Frontier routes fall largely into the Lowveld.

The Highlands Meander, which straddles the escarpment, is higher obviously, and also much cooler, and consists of rolling grassland with many wild flowers and pretty streams. Much of the area has been cultivated as pine plantations, but there are still some pockets of indigenous forest. Trout has been introduced into many dams and streams, but some waterways still harbour the more interesting indigenous yellow fish. Many people visit this lovely province just for sightseeing and, when they do, it is usually the spectacular Panorama Route they follow. A long drive taking in God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck, the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondawels (three almost circular mountains), Swadini Dam and the Sudwala Caves can be done comfortably in a day. And, close to the Swaziland and KZN borders, the wide open spaces of the Grass and Wetlands are refuge for a number of wonderful bird species.

The main city is Nelspruit, which, along with the many small towns, serves the tourist industry and the many farmers who grow delicious sub-tropical products, such as bananas, citrus fruit, litchis, mangoes, avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts and tea and coffee.

Absolute Leisure Cottages

Absolute Leisure Cottages

machadodorp , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Absolute Leisure Cottages consists of two neighbouring properties in the village of Machadodorp. Mac More info
Appledew Guest House

Appledew Guest House

standerton , MpumalangaHighly Recommended / Superior
Appledew Guest House is a 4-star property in Standerton, Mpumalanga that offers accommodation in ful More info
Badgerleur Bush Lodge

Badgerleur Bush Lodge

grootvlei , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
At Badgerleur we pride ourselves in providing a unique experience for our guests. The enclosed infor More info
Belle Done Boutique Hotel & Spa

Belle Done Boutique Hotel & Spa

witbank , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Belle Done Boutique Hotel & Spa is situated on the threshold of the Mpumalanga countryside in Wi More info
Bluegum Country Lodge

Bluegum Country Lodge

bethal , Mpumalanga
The 3-star Bluegum Country Lodge situated in Bethal, Mpumalanga, offers accommodation in 40 rooms wi More info
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

pilgrims-rest , Mpumalanga
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is an AA Superior self catering resort situated at the top of Robber& More info
De Voetpadkloof Resort

De Voetpadkloof Resort

middelburg , Mpumalanga
De Voetpadkloof Resort, situated in the Loskop Valley and 40km north of Middelburg, about 1½ hour More info
Die Groen Koei Guest House

Die Groen Koei Guest House

bethal , MpumalangaRecommended
Die Groen Koei Guest House is a 3 star property in Bethal (Mpumalanga) offers accommodation in 20 be More info
Die Kliphuis

Die Kliphuis

standerton , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Die Kliphuis is a 4 star property in Standerton (Mpumalanga) that offers accommodation in luxury bed More info
Dormio Manor Guest Lodge

Dormio Manor Guest Lodge

secunda , Mpumalanga
We pride ourselves on making our guests feel at home. Enjoy the serenity and warm welcome of Dormio More info
Dusk to Dawn B&B

Dusk to Dawn B&B

piet-retief , Mpumalanga
The AA Superior Dusk to Dawn is situated in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, and offers accommodation in two More info
Ex Deo Erdvark Self Catering Cottage

Ex Deo Erdvark Self Catering Cottage

marloth-park , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Ex Deo Erdvark Self Catering Cottage, situated in Marloth Park (Mpumalanga) offers accommodation in More info
Ex Deo Seekoei Cottage Self Catering

Ex Deo Seekoei Cottage Self Catering

marloth-park , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Situated in Marloth Park, this air-conditioned holiday home features a balcony and a garden. The uni More info
Ex Deo Soenie Self Catering Cottage

Ex Deo Soenie Self Catering Cottage

marloth-park , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Ex Deo Soenie is set in Marloth Park in Mpumalanga. This park borders the Kruger National Park and p More info
Global Village Guest House

Global Village Guest House

nelspruit , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Global Village Guest House is a 4 star property in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) that offers accommodation More info
Greystone Lodge

Greystone Lodge

belfast , MpumalangaRecommended
Greystone Lodge offers AA Recommended accommodation and facilities on a 500 acre private nature rese More info
Highgrove House Country Hotel

Highgrove House Country Hotel

hazyview , Mpumalanga
Highgrove House is centrally situated on the Mpumalanga escarpment. 20 min away from Kruger National More info
Highveld Splendour Boutique Hotel

Highveld Splendour Boutique Hotel

ermelo , Mpumalanga
At Highveld Splendour Boutique Hotel we make you feel right at home with friendly and personalised s More info
Hotel Numbi and Garden Suites

Hotel Numbi and Garden Suites

hazyview , Mpumalanga
Established in 1963 the Hotel Numbi and Garden Suites is less than 10 minutes drive from the world f More info
Karula Hotel

Karula Hotel

white-river , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
The Karula Hotel situated in White River (Mpumalanga) offers accommodation in 47 bedrooms. Every roo More info
Komati River Chalets

Komati River Chalets

komatipoort , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Your visit to Komatipoort will not be complete without a stay at Komati River Chalets. Come and enjo More info
Kruger Park Lodge - Golf Safari SA

Kruger Park Lodge - Golf Safari SA

hazyview , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
The Kruger Park Lodge offers self-catering accommodation and is situated next to the Sabi River in H More info
Kwa-Mahlangu Guest House

Kwa-Mahlangu Guest House

siyabuswa , MpumalangaRecommended
Kwa-Mahlangu Guest House is situated in Siyabusa in Mpumalanga.The guest house offers the discerning More info
Longtom Farm Guest House

Longtom Farm Guest House

lydenburg , MpumalangaSuperior
The 4-star Longton Farm Guest House situated in Lydenburg (Mpumalanga) offers accommodation in eight More info
Merry Pebbles Resort

Merry Pebbles Resort

sabie , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Merry Pebbles Resort has self catering accommodation (AA Highly Recommended) ranging from a 1 room c More info
Mukwa Farm Lodge

Mukwa Farm Lodge

white-river , MpumalangaRecommended
Mukwa Farm Lodge is situated in the heart of the “Jock of the Bushveld” nature conservan More info
Mulberry Lane Suites

Mulberry Lane Suites

graskop , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
A mere four-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg will bring you to thisexquisite place where time More info
Ndalo Hotel & Conferencing

Ndalo Hotel & Conferencing

badplaas , Mpumalanga
Ndalo Hotel & Conferencing is perfectly situated in a tranquil area, in the heart of Badplaas, i More info
Noeline's Guest House

Noeline's Guest House

secunda , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Noeline’s Guest House is situated about 3 -4 km from the CBD area in a quiet neighbourhood. It has 1 More info
Olifants River Lodge

Olifants River Lodge

middelburg , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
It is in the luscious setting of the Olifants River Valley that you will discover the beauty and ser More info
Olive Grove Country Lodge & Restaurant

Olive Grove Country Lodge & Restaurant

grootvlei , MpumalangaRecommended
Olive Grove Country Lodge and Restaurant, situated on a small farm is only 60 min from Johannesburg. More info
Orchards Farm Cottages

Orchards Farm Cottages

komatipoort , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Cottages with upmarket furnishings equipped for self-catering. Breakfast is available at extra cost. More info
Orion Hotel Promenade

Orion Hotel Promenade

nelspruit , Mpumalanga
Once the original Town Hall of Nelspruit, the Promenade Hotel projects every bit of the history in i More info
Pelenechi Manor

Pelenechi Manor

white-river , MpumalangaSuperior
A proud, classically styled property with a beautiful garden, situated on a quiet country road just More info
Phumula Kruger Lodge and Safaris

Phumula Kruger Lodge and Safaris

marloth-park , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Phumula, meaning rest, is the ideal resting place. Our 3 star graded lodge is situated in Marloth Pa More info
Plumbago Guest House

Plumbago Guest House

kiepersol , MpumalangaSuperior
As you enter the wrought-iron gates, and set off along the bougainvillea-lined drive toward Plumbago More info
RIVER HOUSE LODGE

RIVER HOUSE LODGE

malelane , MpumalangaSuperior
Enjoy old fashioned hospitality and superb service in our comfortable home, decorated with personal More info
Schneiders Guest House

Schneiders Guest House

white-river , MpumalangaSuperior
Schneiders Guest House is a luxurious Bed and Breakfast facility, nestled in the beautiful White Riv More info
Selati 103 Guest Cottages

Selati 103 Guest Cottages

malelane , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Situated only 2km’s from the Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park and Leopard Creek Golf More info
Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

graskop , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris, meaning “mountain of the baboon”, is situated in the B More info
The Bells in Belfast

The Bells in Belfast

belfast , Mpumalanga
We offer accommodation here at The Bells, a charming original Cape-Dutch style house in the friendly More info
Tozandre Guest House

Tozandre Guest House

standerton , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Tozandre Guest House is a AA Quality Assured guest house with a beautiful thatched, well equipped en More info
Travel Lodge

Travel Lodge

middelburg , Mpumalanga
Travel Lodge is conveniently situated and offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Middelburg More info
Valley of The Rainbow

Valley of The Rainbow

dullstroom , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Whether you’re a nature lover or outdoor enthusiast, Valley of the Rainbow Mountain Fly Fishin More info
Valley View Guest House

Valley View Guest House

sabie , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Nestled on the side of a hill overlooking the valley, our guest house provides spacious accommodatio More info
Vineyard on the Hill Guest House

Vineyard on the Hill Guest House

nelspruit , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
“Home away from home” is the best description for this establishment. This quiet, hearty and tranqui More info
Waterfront Guest House

Waterfront Guest House

carolina , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Situated in Carolina, central Mpumalanga, on the R33 from Middelburg / Wonderfontein / Belfast, Wate More info
Welgelegen Manor

Welgelegen Manor

balfour , MpumalangaSuperior
Discover the lost art of gracious relaxation and sophisticated elegance at Welgelegen Manor – a litt More info
Woodlands Guest House

Woodlands Guest House

hazyview , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Woodlands Guest House is located in the heart of the residential area of Hazyview, the leading touri More info
WoodlandsGuest House

WoodlandsGuest House

hazyview , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Situated in Hazyview, an 11-minute walk from Crocodile Way, Woodlands Guest House features air-condi More info
Ya Rena Guest House

Ya Rena Guest House

groblersdal , Mpumalanga
Ya Rena Guest House are situated in Groblersdal, in the heartland of the Sekhukhune Disctrict.Groble More info
Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel

Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel

witbank , MpumalangaHighly Recommended
Yalla Yalla is an Arabic term, meaning “Let’s go”. This feeling of movement, energy and excitement c More info