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.
"KlipHuisjes" is situated in the top notch, easily accessible, area in town. It's located in a safe environment hidden amongst huge Blue Gum trees, tarred and paved all the way! Total capacity of 4 units: up to 14 guests on the premises.
This stunning eight sleeper self catering house is situated in the heart of Marloth Park. Plenty of wildlife in this area and close enough to the river to take a walk to go watch the Elephants and Buffalo play in the hippo pools.
Francolin Lodge is on its own koppie with unrivalled views of over the Lowveld. The new modern architecturally designed lodge has 8 spacious rooms, each with its own private balcony. It offers all amenities, extra long beds with percale linen ...
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.
Our accommodation consists of Luxury B&B Rooms located separately from the chalets, and are perfect for guests wanting a little more luxury. Self catering chalets which are ideal for larger groups of guests.
Our cosy, fully-equipped cottages offer you a home away from home, providing outstanding accommodation (up to 16 people), activities and atmosphere just a short walk away from Dullstroom's charming main street.
Enjoy a neat, spacious and modern newly built self catering apartment in a security complex with 2 bedrooms (1 double bed & 2 single beds) sleeping 4 people and 1 bathroom.
Walkersons Hotel & Spa, outside Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, South Africa. This fine country hotel is ideal for the fly fishing enthusiast, and those discerning guests who are expecting fine cuisine in a spectacular setting.
Picture yourself next to a huge bonfire and a typical South-African braai while you enjoy the tranquillity of the bushveld with the wild animals of Marloth Park on your doorstep.
Wandersheim offers 3 comfortable self-catering cottages where up to 22 people can be accommodated, ideal for large gatherings with friends and family. Two of the cottages are Standard cottages the third has luxury rooms.
This luxury self catering villa is situated on a championship golf course & within 60km from the Kruger Game Park. It consists of 4 air conditioned bedrooms (all en suite). Open plan living areas with lounge, dining room & fully equipped kitchen.
5 Luxury suites situated in the heart of Dullstroom within walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops, Pendle Hill Cheese shop and pubs.
Ellis Nest has 3 cosy bedrooms with plush carpeting and heaters. Two bedrooms have double beds and en-suite bathrooms and the other bedroom has 2 single beds and a separate bathroom. The spacious living area features underfloor heating, a ...
Relax in nature with a visit to Maerua Luxury Safari Tents. Our self-catering accommodation is located inside Marloth Park and within 20 minutes drive of the Kruger National Park.
At the cottage you can expect a king size bed, block-out curtains, a wood fireplace, 2 Lazyboy recliners, a flatscreen TV with a hotel bouquet (includes sporting and movie channels), a coffee/tea station, a wine-cooler fridge, a bathroom with a corner bat
This is the ideal place for any tourist or businessman who either want to relax or enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our 28 en-suite rooms/chalets. Our rooms offer a view over the dam, satellite television, braai facilities, laundry facilities...