Best Time to visit Mpumalanga
To make the most of your road trip and ensure clear skies, you should visit Mpumalanga between October and March. This is the best time because you’ll enjoy dry weather conditions which are ideal for driving.
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Kruger National Park
No trip to Mpumalanga is complete without a visit to South Africa’s most prestigious National Park. Delivering the finest game viewing in the world, it’s not unusual to see all of the big five in one day. The Kruger is ideal because of its excellent infrastructure, good travel network
Graskop Gorge Lift
This lift will drop you 51 metres into the lush forest. Once down in the forest, a beautifully set out 500-metre-long boardwalk will guide you below the trees along the Mitsi River.
The Big Swing (Graskop)
If you’re not a fan of bungee or skydiving but still consider yourself an adrenaline junky, then the 68-metre high free-fall drop at the big swing might be the perfect activity for you. The scenery is very beautiful, you swing into a green valley. The staff is friendly, well trained and help you to put on the safety harness along with the safety ropes
Harries Pancake - Graskop
Whether your taste is for savoury or sweet you won’t be disappointed when dining out at Harries Pancakes. This is a great restaurant with a very unique menu, with savoury and exotic fillings.
The Three Sisters
Also known as the three sisters, standing more than 700 metres above the landscape, the three rondavels are located just left of the Blyde River Canyon.
History of Mbombela (Former Nelspruit)
Mbombela was founded as Nelspruit in 1895 by three brothers of the Nel family who grazed their cattle around the site during the winter months. During the Boer War, it served briefly as the seat of government for the South African Republic (not to be confused with the Republic of South Africa), an independent Boer republic.
The settlement was a key stopover for the Eastern railway built by the Netherlands-South African Railway Company in the late 19th century which ran from the newly discovered Witwatersrand goldfields to Delagoa Bay (modern day Maputo) in Portuguese East Africa (modern day Mozambique).
The discovery of gold in the region at places like Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton, Mpumalanga further encouraged development.
Mbombela and the surrounding area contain San rock art.
Blyde River Canyon and 3 Rondavels
The Blyde river canyon is an unforgettable sightseeing experience in this most unforgettable part of the world. When you visit this third-largest canyon in the world, you will look out over the seemingly never-ending sky and mountains of the Lowveld landscape. No matter how great of a photographer you may be, it’s impossible to truly capture the full awesomeness of this phenomenal site
God’s Window is a nature reserve with a cool rainforest that looks out over the Lowveld. It is truly a popular sight and for good reason. You can spend hours here just admiring the unsurpassed scenery. The view is absolutely breathtaking and is sure to leave you in awe. The indigenous forests below stretch towards the Kruger National Park which is 60 kilometres away
Kaapsehoop Horse Trails
Enjoy the soul-reviving adventure of horseback riding, regardless of your riding experience. All rides are guided. All levels of experience welcome.
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Lowveld National Botanical Garden located just outside of the town.The only botanical garden in the area, is a must see for tourists and locals alike
Location: Off R40 White River Road, Value Mart Intersection, Nelspruit | Riverside Park Extension 6 | Nelspruit
Experience the thrill of Mpumalanga's longest aerial cable trail or try out Mpumalanga’s latest tree-top adventure. We take children from 3 years an
Location: Perry's Bridge Trading Post, Hazyview
The Sudwala Caves are the oldest known caves in the world, and as such, are a `must-see' on the itinerary of any visitor to Mpumalanga.
Location: Just off the R539, 8km from the N4 highway and 36km from Nelspruit |
Tsakani House of African Silks
Tsakani Silk. House of African Silk.Wild African and cultivated silk products from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Location: 5km off the R40 on the Agricultural College Road, Friedenheim, Nelspruit |