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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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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Lisbon Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

We have 3 luxury 6-sleeper chalets consisting of two spacious bedrooms each. The chalets are complete with a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with a double bunker bed. In addition, we have a 2-sleeper miner's cottage

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Dankhof Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Lydenburg

Dankhof Guest House and her personnel strive to make your stay homely and comfortable as possible. With a lot of combined hospitality experience, the staff is here to serve you and make sure of your future return.

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Akabeko Boutique Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Lydenburg

Tranquilty through Nature, Luxury by Design. "Luxury by Design" translates directly from the uncomparable design of Akabeko Botique Hotel's Architecture.

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Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Dullstroom

Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free zone

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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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Amani Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Lydenburg

Amani is a dream come true, offering discerning guests a place in nature with amazing views on the mountains and valleys, as well as the Mpumalanga Parks Board dams. We are situated on the border of the town.

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The Old Mill Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Machadodorp

The Old Mill Hotel which opened its doors in 2004 started off as a local feed-mill. We are situated in the tranquil little town off of Machadodorp, which is well known for its trout fishing;

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Cpirit Country Haven Dullstroom

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Cpirit Country Haven is a beautiful, tranquil farm set in a mountainous region with stone-clad self-catering cottages. The spring fed trout dams provide exclusive fly fishing while the seasonal harvest of peaches and walnuts provide a perfect setting

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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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The Sabie Town House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sabie, Kruger Park Area

Greg and Family offer guests a warm and friendly personal welcome to our lovely, distinctive home, constructed of river stone and local timber, peacefully situated overlooking the stunning natural beauty of the Sabie Gorge.

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Treelands Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dullstroom

Treelands Estate, Abbey, Manor and Castle offers romantic, upmarket, self-catering guest house accommodation studios or larger units set in the most beautiful old part of Dullstroom.

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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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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
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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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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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Klitz-gras Chalets and Chapel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lydenburg

Not using a single tin of paint, all the chalets have been build using natural rocks found on the estate. Situated on the bank of a large dam, with wide open spaces, green grasses and invigorating fresh air! Enjoy a sundowner on your own private ...

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Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Machadodorp

With 14 twin lakeside suites and 20 gorgeous twin estate rooms, each beautifully appointed room has a magnificent view of the rolling hills.

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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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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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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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