Why Is Mpumalanga One Of The Top Tourist Destinations In South Africa?

Why Is Mpumalanga One Of The Top Tourist Destinations In South Africa?

by Saskia Carelse May 09, 2018

Why are local and international tourists so drawn to South Africa's province of Mpumalanga?

It just doesn't make sense! I mean, the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa has nothing special about it at all... Except for the MAGNIFICENT escarpments, gushing rivers, thriving flaura and fauna, and let's not forget about the world-class Big Five safari experiences. I suppose that one can dive into luxury accommodation slap bang in the middle of the rugged African bush, surrounded by teeming wildlife and exquisite hospitality but who on earth would put this on their bucket list?

Kruger National Park Elephants

I'm still oblivious as to why people rant and rave about Mpumalanga. There's nothing to DO in the middle of the African bush, besides for sitting around and watching animals roaming by. It's not like there's an abundance of Big Five safari game drives and other amazing outdoor adventures like zip lining through mountains, white water rafting and tubing, mountain biking through forests, quad biking among waterfalls, paint balling, horse back riding or abseiling down granite rock overlooking the famous Kruger National Park.

Zip lining Hazyview

White Water Tubing Hazyview

I'm also perplexed as to why they call this region the Panoramic Route! It must have something to do with the unrivaled views, landscapes and scenery, such as Bourkes Luck, God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Lone Creek Falls or Long Tom Pass. 

Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga

Maybe you can help me out and tell me why you think Mpumalanga is one of the hottest tourist destinations in South Africa by leaving your comments below.

 If you enjoyed this article, why not follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram :) We're always happy to connect with our followers. If you have any queries, complaints or compliments, please never hesitate to contact us. 




Saskia Carelse
Saskia Carelse

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa
5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

by Carson eCommerce Collaborator July 26, 2019 1 Comment

Every country in the world seeks to offer tourists something unique. South Africa has so much to offer and this is what makes it a place very often revisited. In South Africa, there is simply not enough time to take in every experience. Among the unique things to do in South Africa are some hidden gems. Here are 5 things you can only do in South Africa!

Read More

Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish
Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

by Carson eCommerce Collaborator July 19, 2019

The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.

Read More

Turning the Tide on Ivory Poaching in Africa
Turning the Tide on Ivory Poaching in Africa

by Carson eCommerce Collaborator July 12, 2019

It is always good news to hear about declining levels of poaching of any kind. For decades the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique was one of the top spots for illegal elephant ivory poaching. We are elated to report the good news that this once “ivory factory” has not seen a single elephant killed since 2018.

Read More

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER