Experience Mpumalanga - Explore regions of Mpumalanga

International Travel | South Africa

Sudwala Caves - Photo Courtesy Guyermer
Blyde River Canyon Reserve - Photo Courtesy Lukas Kaffer

Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique.

Mpumalanga covers rolling highlands to the lofty escarpment and the lush wetlands. Thus the Mpumalanga Tourism Authority has created seven regions with specially marked routes for travellers to explore the region better:

Panorama Route - The Panorama Route is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. The major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, home to spectacular wildlife and bird life and some of the best views in South Africa.

Highlands Meander - This region has an abundance of pristine fishing waters and also visited for activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, hot air ballooning and paragliding are also offered. Other highlights of the region include a vibrant arts and crafts community.

Cultural Heartland - The Cultural Heartland area is famous for the colourful geometric art by the Ndebele people. The highlights of the Cultural Heartland include colourful Ndebele arts and culture, crafts and curios.

Wild Frontier - The Wild Frontier region shares borders with Mozambique, Swaziland and the southern tip of the Kruger National Park.

Lowveld Legogote - In the Mpumalanga Lowveld you will find the oldest dolomite caves in the world, the famous Sudwala Caves and the Lowveld National Botanical Garden that offers several hiking trails, the largest collection of cycads and an African rainforest.

Grass and Wetlands - A birding paradise, the highlights of the region include the hundreds of lakes a, rock formations and splendid scenery of the imposing mountains.

Cosmos Country - The open grasslands of this region transform into a range of shades with a carpet of cosmos flowers blooming in late summer. The casino is also another attraction here.

Mpumalanga is an area that attracts anglers, experiential travellers and adventure oriented travellers. Guests to Mpumalanga arrive with interests in archaeology, bird watching, angling, adventure and are ones often looking for a completely differented experience to rest of the South Africa.

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