Lydenburg Holidays - Mpumalanga Escarpment
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With its high mountains, rolling grasslands and spectacular scenery, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga is a "must visit", as it's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise ideal for adventure lovers. Lydenburg is situated in the foothills of the famous Mpumalanga Long Tom Pass, which got its name from the Long Tom cannons used during the Anglo-Boer war. The original Long Tom Pass was used by pioneer wagon drivers transporting goods from Mozambique to Lyndenburg, Mpumalanga, and was a treacherous trail which tumbled over steep hairpin bends, hair-raising drops and the infamous "Devils Knuckels", making the old Mpumalanga Long Tom Pass road extremely dangerous, and not for the faint hearted. Today, the road through Long Tom Pass, Lydenburg is tarred, but you can still see the old track twisting and turning through its original course. The journey from Lydenburg through the Long Tom Pass en-route to Sabie Kruger Park Area is lush with eucalyptus and pine trees, and dominated by the peaks of Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg, this makes the Lydenburg Mpumalanga route a breathtaking experience.
You will find nearby Sabie Kruger Park Area accommodation 15.7km North-East of Lydenburg Long Tom Pass, and Doornkop accommodation 16.9km South-West of Lydenburg Long Tom Pass.
When looking for Where to Stay accommodation in Lydenburg, the Mpumalanga, Lydenburg accommodation variety is superb! At Klitz-Gras, Lydenburg self catering accommodation, the thatched wooden cabins overlooking a natural valley abundant with bird species brings the Mpumalanga panorama to your doorstep, and the Lydenburg self catering accommodation named Pilgrims Navah, invites "wanderers from far places to come and rest as at home." For the overnighter, Lydenburg bed & breakfast accommodation offers you Star Graded luxury at De Ark Guest House, and the very unique Purple Gecko Guesthouse. For more Mpumalanga Lydenburg accommodation options, go see the Where to Stay Lydenburg accommodation page.
For the golf lover, the Mpumalanga, Lydenburg Golf Club welcomes visitors who will enjoy a leisurely round of golf on the 9-hole course, and the Lydenburg Golf club house offers a lively ladies bar and fine restaurant dining. Another place to eat in Lydenburg is the Bistro @ 59, where you can indulge in 'koek and tee' under the African sky.
Other attractions in Lydenburg include some marvellous hidden Mpumalanga fishing spots, and many routes which are ideal for 4x4 trail enthusiasts.
While in Lydenburg, get your hiking shoes on and take the trail through the nearby Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve bordering Lydenburg, and discover an astonishing Mpumalanga treasure - the extensive ruins of Stone Age villages dating back to before 1500 AD, making the gentle 5km hike well worth the effort. The Lydenburg Museum located in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve is where you can learn more about the Pedi people's culture and history, and where early humans lived. Also make sure you see the Lydenburg Falls 5km south-west of Lydenburg, which is regarded as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Mpumalanga, and one of South Africa’s highest waterfalls, making the Lydenburg Falls a captivating sight.
Lydenburg's central location on the Mpumalanga Escarpment makes it an ideal base from which to explore other world renowned Mpumalanga attractions, like the Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, a 90 minute drive from Lydenburg accommodation.
En-route to Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, Where to Stay suggests you take the Long Tom Pass from Lydenburg to Sabie Kruger Park Area (56km from Lydenburg accommodation). Sabie is a gem set in a deep valley on the Mpumalanga Escarpment, surrounded by the largest man made forests on Earth. In order to experience all this Sabie Kruger Park Area of exquisite beauty has to offer, stay over in Sabie Kruger Park Area Bed & Breakfast accommodation within walking distance of Sabie Village, or Sabie Tented accommodation on the banks of the Sabie River. See the Where to Stay Sabie Kruger Park Area accommodation page for more info on Sabie accommodation options.
Then travel just 37 minutes from Sabie Kruger Park Area, (99km from Lydenburg accommodation) to Hazyview, the gateway to Kruger Park, Mpumalanga. Hazyview, Mpumalanga gets its name from the heavy haze that dominates the Eastern Kruger Park Area Lowveld in summertime, and the beautiful village of Hazyview has plenty of accommodation to offer. From Hazyview Self Catering Chalet accommodation boasting breathtaking views of the beautiful Sabie River Valley, to 5 Star Hazyview Bed & Breakfast accommodation, which will give you a nostalgic colonial experience. For the full menu of Mpumalanga Hazyview accommodation, see the Where to Stay Hazyview accommodation page.
From Hazyview, the Kruger Park Mpumalanga lies open for the ultimate safari experience! A superb variety of Kruger Park, Mpumalanga accommodation can be found on the Where to Stay Kruger Park Mpumalanga accommodation page.
Points of interest near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
- Lydenrust Horse Trails, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga - where you can enjoy stunning scenery, birdlife and free roaming kudu from the back of a horse on a 1 - 4 hour trail.
- Dick Heysteck's Game Farm, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga - is a game farm with a difference, where you have no problem spotting the Big 5, as all the wildlife standing in the grass are life size sculptures made from concrete.
- Sterkspruit Nature Reserve, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga - lies on the Sterkspruit River, which is stocked with rainbow trout to the delight of avid fisherman. For nature enthusiasts, this Mpumalanga reserve is a haven for 150 bird species.