Mpumalanga province in South Africa is a treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural experiences. The Kruger National Park is a world-renowned attraction, offering exceptional wildlife viewing and thrilling safari adventures. Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world, captivates visitors with its majestic cliffs and panoramic vistas. The charming town of Pilgrim’s Rest immerses you in the gold rush history of the region, with its well-preserved buildings and museums. The Sudwala Caves reveal a mysterious underground world, while God’s Window provides awe-inspiring views of the lush landscapes. Lastly, the cultural village of Shangana introduces you to the rich heritage of the local Shangaan people. Mpumalanga promises a truly unforgettable journey.
Craft Brewing in the province was started by Theo De Beer who founded Hops Hollow Brewery in 2003 and Anvil Brewhouse in 2010. In 2012 Sabie Brewing Co was established and Lake Umuzi Brewery in Secunda was opened in 2015.
Other destinations that we can recommend are:
- Wild about Whisky in Dullstroom
- Gin Emporium in Dullstroom
- The Gin Shop in Chrissiesmeer
- The Gin Company in White River
- Mhoba Rum Distillery in Komatipoort
- Tops at Spar in The Grove Mall, Riverside, Nelspruit
Top 10 tourist attractions in Mpumalanga:
- Kruger National Park: A world-famous game reserve, known for its incredible wildlife, including the Big Five, and offering unforgettable safari experiences.
- Blyde River Canyon: The third-largest canyon in the world, featuring stunning panoramic views, majestic cliffs, and unique geological formations.
- God’s Window: A breathtaking viewpoint that offers awe-inspiring vistas of the Lowveld landscape, including forests, waterfalls, and the distant plains.
- Bourke’s Luck Potholes: A natural wonder formed by centuries of erosion, featuring impressive cylindrical rock formations and beautiful waterfalls.
- Sudwala Caves: Explore the ancient subterranean wonders of these limestone caves, filled with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.
- Pilgrim’s Rest: A historic town that takes you back to the gold rush era with its well-preserved buildings, museums, and gold mining heritage.
- Sabie Waterfalls Route: A scenic drive that leads you to several stunning waterfalls, including Mac Mac Falls, Lone Creek Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
- Kaapschehoop: A quaint village, known for its wild horses and picturesque landscapes, offering hiking trails, horse riding, and charming local art and crafts.
- Chimpanzee Eden: A sanctuary that provides a safe haven for rescued chimpanzees, allowing visitors to learn about these endangered primates.
- Lowveld National Botanical Garden: A tranquil botanical garden showcasing the region’s diverse flora and fauna, featuring walking trails, birdwatching, and picnic spots.