Escarpment

Escarpment

The greater Escarpment of Mpumalanga is one of the most important tourist areas of Southern Africa. The Escarpment stretches from the Limpopo Province in the North and follows the Drakensberg Mountain Escarpment to Swaziland in the South. Views from the edge of the Escarpment are quite spectacular, the ground dropping almost vertically for up to 2000 metres. On a clear day it is possible to see beyond the Kruger National Park and over the Lebombo Mountains into Mozambique.

On the inland side of the escarpment lie a number of important trout fishing resorts, including Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenberg, Machadodorp and Waterval Boven. In 1871 the region was flooded with settlers – diggers, fortune hunters, and all the followers-on that miraculously appear with the discovery of gold. The restored gold-mining village of Pilgrims Rest makes a fascinating stopover with its museums and restored buildings. The gold rush instigated many stories, the most famous of which is Jock of the Bushveld, a story about a dog and its owner that has become world famous. A little to the South of Pilgrims Rest is the scenic village of Graskop, which makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. Just outside the village are the Panorama Falls, one of the more spectacular waterfalls of the Escarpment. Sabie village to the South of Graskop is nestled in a deep valley among some of the largest man-made forests on Earth. The town sits below Mount Anderson, the highest peak of Mpumalanga at 2284 metres. A whole day can be spent visiting the many beautiful waterfalls of the Sabie region.

Along the edge of the Escarpment overlooking the Lowveld to the East are several areas that are a "must" for the visitor. There are Worlds, the Three Rondavels – natural rock outcrops on the edge of the Escarpment, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon. Just a few kms to the West of Worlds End are the Echo Caves, where evidence of the early inhabitants of the area has been found. There has been much evidence of the presence of the San people some 25000 years ago. There are a large number of rock art sites and stone arrow heads and simple tools from the Stone Age confirms their early presence.

There are plenty of pursuits for the adventure tourist on the Escarpment as well. White Water Rafting takes place, mostly in summer, on the Blyde River. Canoeing and Kayaking is offered at riverside resorts, though prospective participants should be prepared to take their own equipment. There are numerous sites for Rock Climbing in the mountains of the Escarpment, and routes can be obtained from the Nelspruit Mountain Club. It is most important that rock climbers should register where they propose to climb before commencing the climb. This is purely for their own safety and is most important. The weather can change quite rapidly on the mountains of the Escarpment and climbers should be prepared for this possible eventuality. Hikers can also make excellent use of the numerous hiking trails throughout the region. Hiking trails are being developed and added to frequently to satisfy the demand. Mountain Biking is a fast growing sport which can be carried out on the Escarpment , and the forests around Sabie offer some challenging and picturesque trails, many of which have been marked out in the plantations.

Accommodation of all types can be found on the Escarpment, from camping sites to bed and breakfasts, from luxury lodges to hotels. As the area is so popular it is a good idea to plan and book ahead if you can.

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umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Blyde River Canyon Area

umVangati House provides stunning and exclusive bed and breakfast accommmodation in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati Hou

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Doornkop Chalet 79

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Machadodorp

Doornkop unit 79 is your home away from home. This unit easily accommodates six people with its two en-suite main bedrooms and loft room with own bathroom for four children. Share the bush experience with friends or family.

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Sleeps: 28 in 9 units/rooms
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Amafu Forest Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Blyde River Canyon Area

Amafu Forest Lodge provides authentic self catering bush lodge accommodation in Kampersrus, in the Blyde River Canyon area in the Valley of the Olifants region of Limpopo. Choose from 7 chalets, being either a 2-sleeper, 4-sleeper or 8-sleeper. Stylishly

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Greystone Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Greystone Lodge offers self-catering accommodation and facilities on a private nature reserve in the Mpumalanga Highlands. Situated just off the N4 between Dullstroom and Belfast, Greystone Lodge is within easy reach of the Blyde River Canyon...

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Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

Our luxury self catering chalets, have their own gardens with barbeque facilities and secure undercover parking. Each fully equipped chalet includes either one or two bedrooms, a lounge with fireplace and satellite television to get our local ...

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Aqua Terra Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Lydenburg

Aqua Terra means 'Water and Earth' in Latin, this is clearly portrayed as the Sterkspruit River flows along the outskirts of this one hectare property, amidst shady willow trees and rolling lawns. We do breakfast, lunch box and dinner on request and cater

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Cpirit Village View Guest House

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Dullstroom

Cpirit Village View Guest House offers beautiful accommodation and consists of 6 private and tastefully furnished two sleeper suites.

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Highland Giants Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

A Country Estate that offers you privacy; peace & quiet; panoramic views; a large variety of bird life and renowned fly fishing; as well as pet friendly accommodation.

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Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Machadodorp

There are 10 elegant self-contained lodges, which are fully equipped and sleep four people. Each unit has two bedrooms, one of which is en-suite. The second bathroom has a shower, toilet and vanity.

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Dullstroom Inn

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Dullstroom

The Dullstroom Inn is a home away from home, a delightful find, offering gentle comforts. We open our quaint doors wide to welcome you, seven days a week

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Sleeps: 16 in 2 units/rooms
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Vlettershof Gastehuis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Vlettershof Guest Farm offers stylish accommodation in a tranquil and uniquely appointed country setting.

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Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Waterval Boven

Enjoy the warm embrace of the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge, which offers good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food. Shamrock Arms is also the perfect base from which to explore many places of interest and scenic beauty in Mpumalanga.

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Stonecutters Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Stonecutters Lodge is a holiday, trout fishing & conference venue of exceptional quality. Travel to the Mpumalanga Highlands, just 2.5 hours from O.R. Tambo airport and stay in this four star graded lodge. The lodge lies between Dullstroom ...

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Ellis Nest

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

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 ...

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Field And Stream

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Field & Stream consists of two elegant 6-8 sleeper stone cottages overlooking a beautiful dam and weir, and a more upmarket 10 sleeper lodge with private waters and excellent views.

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The Woodsman Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sabie, Kruger Park Area

Nestled within the tranquil environment of the Sabie Valley, The Woodsman Bed & Breakfast offers a choice tudor style suites, a superb restaurant, and lively pub.

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Flycatcher Castle

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Graskop

Currently there are five suites which are all individually decorated in styles of end of the 19th century composer's such as Strauss in frivolous pink, Gounod in striking Art Deco and Mozart in red velvet and gilded wallpaper.

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Mogodi Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

Superbly situated just fifty metres from the Graskop Gorge Falls with a magnificent view over the Mpumalanga Lowveld. An ideal location for guests to enjoy the abundant natural beauty.

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Blue Crane Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Belfast

Blue Crane Farm is an phenomenal fly fishing destination with two beautiful manicured and well stocked trout dams. Our big dam is an impressive 9 hectares in size and has a number of jetties to make the fly fishing an even more enjoyable experience.

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Kliphuisjes

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

"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.

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