Mpumalanga, meaning "place of the rising sun" is South Africa's top tourist destination. Mpumalanga is situated on the north east border of South Africa bounded by Swaziland and Mozambique. The Mpumalanga province is made up of two distinctly contrasting types of scenery which are: the dramatic topography of escarpment and the bush of the lowveld. Passports are required for all cross-border travel, and Visa requirements vary.
Mpumalanga is well known for it's wildlife parks. In particular, the world renowned Kruger National Park, with several luxurious private nature reserves on it's western boundary, are literally teeming with wildlife and is one of South Africa's top tourist attractions. This is big game country where visitors can see the 'Big Five' , namely the elephant, black rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo. 'Big Five' originated from trophy hunters who termed them as being the most dangerous to hunt.
Some of the popular attractions include the Blyde River Canyon, one of Africa's true scenic gems, and Bourke's Luck Potholes. The Bourke's Luck Potholes are a magnificent natural feature where the combination of water and rock have succeeded over many centuries, in carving huge cylindrical potholes into the rock-face.
Apart from unsurpassed game viewing opportunities, visitors to Mpumalanga can enjoy bird-watching, fishing, and hiking. Other activities include canoeing, river rafting, sailing and windsurfing, not to mention, microlighting, paragliding, mountain and rock climbing. There are numerous golf courses, one of which is located within the borders of the Kruger National Park. Other entertainment offered by Mpumalanga is Mpumalanga's three casinos situated in Nelspruit, Witbank and Secunda, many of the towns also boast cinemas, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Mpumalanga has a fascinating artistic and cultural heritage from rock paintings to the modern colourful designs of the Ndebele people evident in their beadwork and house paintings. Two artists, the Masanabo sisters, were commissioned by the British Airways to create a design for the tail markings on one of its intercontinental jet aircraft.
If you are visiting Mpumalanga and are looking for car hire, all the major car hire companies are represented in Mpumalanga, driving is on the left hand side and a drivers license is required, if you are from outside of Africa an international driving license is required. Getting to Mpumalanga by air is easy as Mpumalanga is served by several direct flights to Nelspruit, Malelane and Skukuza.
Mpumalanga's climate is mild throughout the year, Mpumalanga has mild winters temperatures ranging from 0 - 15 degrees C (32 - 59 degrees F) and has hot summers temperatures ranging from 20 - 40 degrees C (68 - 104 degrees F). Summer months are from October to April and winter months are from May to September.
The standard power source is 220/ 250 Volts.
Major credit cards, master cards, visa cards and traveler's cheques in major currencies are accepted at all commercial banks in Mpumalanga, the unit is the Rand. Most hotels, businesses and shops also accept credit cards, master cards, visa cards, traveler's cheques and foreign currency, although commission on exchange varies. Petrol / Gas cannot be purchased using standard credit cards, master cards or visa cards but can be purchased with cash or a garage/ petrol card.
For shopping requirements, most of the shops are open at normal hours during the week , 09h00 till 17h00 and are also open on Saturdays 09h00 till 13h00, although some supermarkets and shopping malls may close later and are sometimes open on Sundays. Bars usually close at 23h00 in smaller towns in Mpumalanga and in the larger towns a little later.
For the climate, the scenic and wildlife diversity, the sporting opportunities, historical sites and the cultural heritage, a journey to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to Mpumalanga.
Needles Lodge is a warm and welcoming family run lodge in the heart of Marloth Park, a private residential nature reserve bordering the Kruger National Park between Malenane and Crocodile Bridge entrances of the Park.
Marloth Kruger Whispering Ants is a beautiful holiday home in the Marloth Park Conservancy that borders the Kruger National Park, separated by the Crocodile River. The house has a elegant rustic look and is surrounded by bush veld, bird and animal life...
Lions Rock Golf Lodge is conveniently situated for guests to enjoy all the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area. These include Kruger Park Safaris, African Cultural Village, Pilgrims Rest, Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window, Sudwala ...
All rooms are en-suite and furnished with handmade wooden furniture in rustic style. Bedding and towels are provided. For a safe and peaceful night all beds are equipped with mosquito nets. Each room has a separate entrance and beautiful view of ...
Self catering units (fully equipped) in separate building, each with own entrance. Three double/triple and one family unit. Tastefully and comfortably decorated with individual Dstv. Deposit will secure booking.
Nyamazane Lodge is privately owned holiday home situated in Marloth Park, just 11km from Crocodile Bridge Gate at the Kruger National Park.The lodge offers self catering accommodation for up to six guests, ideal for families or for groups of friends trave
The small, well known camp of Orpen is popular for its easy access to surrounding grassland vistas, with grazers accompanying the sweet grass, and predators trailing never far behind.
In our homely manor we offer you the following; Personal service and attention. 13 Tastefully furnished bedrooms. Bedroom en-suite. Generous English breakfasts or health breakfasts. Television with M-Net in each room and safe secure parking.
Par Four Cottage consists of 2 bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and the other with two single beds). There is also a full bathroom. The open plan fully equipped kitchen includes a dining area. The dining area is adjacent to the spacious lounge ...
Chalet #277 at the Kruger Park Lodge has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The chalet is self-catering, with a fully equipped kitchen (microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and cutlery). The kitchen flows onto an open plan dining and lounge...
Idube Loge is located in Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated on the southern boundry of the Kruger National Park. (Approximately 390 kilometers from Pretoria).
Guests are a select few who enjoy the definitive comfort of only six deluxe rooms and three elegant suites - all with balcony and panoramic views across the golf course. Bathrooms are en-suite with bath, shower, bidet, hairdryer and separate toilet.
Ingwenyama Conference & Sport Resort is a beautiful, tranquil country estate nestled in the town of White River, Mpumalanga on the outskirts of Nelspruit or otherwise known as Lowveld, known for its great food, comfortable accommodation, superb facilities
A large beautifully furnished self-catering house, situated in the safe and central area of Witbank. Perfect for large work teams of contractors or families on holiday, we can tailor a quote to your specific needs, ensuring your stay is perfect for you.
A magnificently located self-catering apartment, invites you to explore the City of Nelspruit and it's surroundings. Conveniently situated within easy reach of Restaurants, Shopping Mall, Hospitals, International Airport.
At Wetlands Inn we offer affordable accommodation for business & leisure travelers. We offer value for money and warm service. Our 14 en suite rooms offer a comfortable and refreshing stay and are equipped with a double bed, shower & toilet, te