Mpumalanga may be the second smallest province in South Africa, but it has some of the most renowned natural wonders in the country, including the oldest park in the country (Kruger National Park), the world’s third deepest gorge (Blyde River Canyon) and the world’s oldest known caverns (Sudwala Caves). Additionally, the region offers great game viewing of the “Big 5” along with bird watching.
Activities and Sights In Mpumalanga
God’s Window: From this lookout point in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, visitors can see plunging rocks and large expanses of forest. On clear days, you can see as far as Kruger National Park.
Blyde River Canyon:This 20-mile gorge is the third largest canyon in the world, offering spectacular vistas, long trails and bird watching that’s second to none.
Bourke’s Potholes:Named after gold digger Tom Bourke (who staked a claim nearby), this area’s swirling whirlpools cause rocks to grind cylindrical potholes into the river’s bedrock.
Game Preserves: When you’re in Mpumpalanga, you must visit Kruger Park, the world’s greatest conservation area, recognized globally. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Sabi Sand Reserve, Manyeleti Reserve and multiple smaller areas with unique and varied wildlife.
Additionally, visitors to Mpumalanga can experience hot air balloons rides, trout fishing, white water rafting and elephant-back safaris to get closer to nature.