Mpumalanga Province

Mpumalanga (a Province/State of South Africa), is one of our country’s top tourist destinations. Sometimes know as "Paradise Country", few regions in the world can match the beauty and diversity of the Lowveld (low fields) and Highveld (High ground, escarpment) areas of this region.

The Mpumalanga Tourism Board has created seven areas within the region, with specially marked routes that invite the visitor to Mpumalanga province a journey through any of the seven regions.

The Panorama Route, is our favorite, and is best known for its dramatic landscapes, offering a vast array of options for any visitor including playing host to some great adrenalin activities. This route runs along the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and is probably one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. It boasts to many attractions, waterfalls, historical sites and towns all worthy of a visit, whilst traveling the Abel Erasmus Pass there is the opportunity to see one of the rarest birds in the world known as the Taita Falcon.

Towns of the Panorama Route consist of Graskop, Hazyviwe, Kiepersol, Ohrigstad, Pilgrims Rest and Sabie.

Highlands Meander is situated in the higher reaches of the escarpment and it is sandwiched between the Cultural Heartland and the Panorama Route regions and includes the towns of Belfast, and Dullstroom, Lydenburg, Machadodorp, Waterval Boven and Waterval Onder.

Dubbed the 'Trout Mecca' this region has an abundance of pristine fishing waters that never cease to lure fly fishers in their droves.

Cultural Heartland - The Ndebele people made the Cultural Heartland area famous with their colourful geometric art works that are known around the world., It is in the Cultural Heartland that

Highlights of the area include colourful Ndebele arts and culture, crafts and curios. Visit colourful villages such as Kwaggafontein, Matibidi, Waterval and Twoline.

Towns in this region include Blinkpan, Grobersdal, Marble Hall, Middelburg, Siyabuswa and Witbank

Wild Frontier - Situated in the south eastern part of Mpumalanga, the Wild Frontier region shares borders with Mozambique, Swaziland and the southern tip of the Kruger National Park.

The Wild Frontier is made up of the historic towns of Barberton, Komatipoort, Kaapmuiden and Badplaas. The region also holds rich historical sentiments for the people of Mozambique, because of the Samora Machel monument erected in a small village in this region where his plane crashed. Other towns include Hectorspruit, Malelane, Marloth Park, Sabi Sands and Skukuza.

The Wild Frontier is also referred to as the cradle of life, owing to archaeological discoveries that have been made dating back more than three billion years. Evidence abounds in the Mkonjwa mountains, which is said to be one of the oldest in the world. Highlights of the Wild Frontier region include the historic town of Barberton (a fascinating reminder of the old gold rush days), and Komatipoort, a major Southern African crossroad in the region, linking South Africa’s diverse population with Swaziland and Mozambique.

Lowveld Legogote - situated in the lower reaches of the escarpment. The Lowveld is home to the seat of the provincial administration in Nelspruit the capital of Mpumalanga. Other towns are White River, Kaapsehoop, and the township KaNyamazane. In this Lowveld area you will find Sudwala Caves, the oldest dolomite caves in the world, the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens with an enormous collection of cycads and an African rainforest, as well as a mesmerising butterfly garden in the White River area.

Grass and Wetlands - region is located in the south eastern part of Mpumalanga and shares its borders with Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal and the Free State provinces. Town in this area are Chrissiemeer, Ekulindeni, Ermelo, Lothair, Piet Retief, Volksrust and Wakkerstroom.

Cosmos Country - Known as the 'energy belt' of Mpumalanga, the Cosmos Country region houses a number of power stations that supply energy to most southern African countries. Lively economic and agricultural activity takes place in Standerton, Leandra and Balfour. The region is the centre of crude oil production in Southern Africa and it boasts the world's largest underground coal mining complex. Despite the serious industrial activity, the Cosmos country has its own natural beauty. The open grasslands of this region transform into a kaleidoscope of colour with a carpet of flowers blooming in late summer,

Cosmos Country lies in the south western part of the province adjacent to the Free State abd Gauteng borders and includes the towns of Bethal, Balfour, Delmas, Hendrina, Leandra, Morgenzon, Secunda, and Standerton.

Also known as the 'energy belt’ of South Africa this region houses a number of power stations that supply energy to most southern African countries. 

For more information please feel free to contact us at we can facilitate your arrangements, and take you on Guided Tour of Mpumalanga.   

Transfers to and from your B & B, Guesthouse, Lodge or Hotel, should you not be staying with us at "Ebubeleni", can be arranged.

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