Mpumalanga places of interest

Marloth Park is located in the province Mpumalanga

Three elements play a key role in the province of Mpumalanga: Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest canyon in the world, the Sudwala Caves, the oldest caves in the world and the Kruger National Park, undoubtedly the most famous game park in the world. And yet this is the second smallest province of South Africa. Mpumalanga means “the place where the sun rises”.

It may be one of the smallest provinces in South Africa, but its modest size is no longer compensated by a spectacular diversity in the landscape. Mpumalanga houses not only the most famous game park in the world, the third-deepest canyon and the oldest cave system; This region also has developed several wildlife parks with a stunning flora and fauna. Four billion years ago, Antarctica and Madagascar separated themselves from the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. Thereby remained spectacular, beautiful scenery behind; it rises toward the northeast mountains and ends in a huge slope that steep slopes towards the lower lowveld. The influence of history is evident in Mpumalanga; of the legendary King Solomon and Queen Sheba to the ancient floating villages of Chrissieslake. Rock Art of the earliest African peoples – San and Khoisan – is omnipresent; the gold rush in the 1870s recorded for posterity in the historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest, and also beyond the traces are found everywhere. From the winding mountain passes of the region, steep valleys, rivers and pristine forests are magnificent phenomena occur, including the 3000 million year old Sudwala caves, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Wonder View and Three Rondavels.
Just want to get away from it all? Plenty to do: watching the most amazing birds, hiking, horseback riding and trout fishing. Or something rougher: a safari on the back of an elephant, white-water rafting or abseiling from a waterfall.

Wildlife is the key word in Mpumalanga South Africa because of: Kruger National Park. This wildlife park – one of the biggest parks in the world can boast an unparalleled variety of native animals in their natural environment.

Alternatively you can also choose one of the many other great game parks, where you can enjoy the game with more privacy

PLACES OF INTEREST MPUMALANGA

Lowveld Botanical Garden, Nelspruit

Lowveld Botanical GardenOne of the main reasons to visit Nelspruit, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden lies just outside of town, a beautiful 159 hectare space dominated by rugged, rocky river scenery, and home to over 600 naturally occurring plant species, and a further 2000 that have been introduced to the garden. Mac Mac Falls,Mpumalanga A national monument…and a spectacular waterfall Mac Mac Falls, Mpumalangamac-mac-falls-mpumalanga

South Africa boasts a unique cluster of lovely waterfalls in the stunningly scenic province of Mpumalanga. One of the most dramatic is the 70m Mac Mac falls named for the feisty Scottish miners who panned for gold here in the 1870s gold rush. Did you know? The Mac Mac Falls are 65m in height. The Mac Mac Falls – a national monument – belong to a cluster of lovely waterfalls in Mpumalanga’s Sabie area, on the stunningly scenic Panorama Route. Its twin falls plunge dramatically 70km into the gorge below as rainbows dance over the white spray. Although the Mac Mac Falls are named for the Scottish miners who sought their fortune by panning for gold in the here during the heady days of the 1870s gold rush, they themselves didn’t come up with the name. Apparently President Thomas Burger was visiting the area in 1873 and was struck by how many of the miners’ names began with ‘Mac’. On the spot, he named the area Mac Mac – a name that has survived to this day. You’ll find the name on many of the nearby tombstones. more>>>>>>>

What to do in Mpumalanga

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hot-air-ballooning1Hot Air Balloon Flights from Hazyview

Float over the stunning Sabie River Valley, near Hazyview, in a hot air balloon. As you glide over hills and valleys along the course of the legendary Sabie River, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the lush scenery below including riverine forest, indigenous bush and fruit orchards. The photo opportunities are endless! Alternatively, take an enchanting trip in a hot air balloon to experience the beauty of the African bush near Hoedspruit. This unique journey takes guests over the Lowveld section of the scenic Blyde River covering farmland, private nature reserves and wildlife estates (about 15km from Hoedspruit). On very calm days, it is possible to fly over the Kapama Nature Reserve, South-East of Hoedspruit
The adventure starts at dawn with fresh coffee while you watch the eight-storey balloon being prepped for flight. After a safety briefing, you will take to the air in time to watch the sun rise and the kaleidoscopic landscape come to life. As the pilot changes altitude in search of favourable wind directions and speeds, the balloon can fly as high as 2 000 feet or low enough to skim treetops, making for a thrilling journey.. Hazeview
Telefoon: +27 (0) 82 490-8202 of +27 (0) 82 368-4159 Openingstijden: Vluchten vertrekken vroeg in de ochtend, op afspraak Address:Launch site, Hazyview, Mpumalanga Telephone: +27(0)82 490-8202 or +27 (0)82 368-4159 Opening hours: Flights depart early morning, by arrangement

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Day Trips +27 82 774 5826

EA trip to Kaapsehoop

is a humble break from the city crammed with charming scenery, creative people and attractions that display exactly what this down to earth community is all about. Kaapsehoop is a small town and if you are not looking for it, you could easily drive past without noticing. But making a stop in Kaapsehoop is definitely worth your while! Here’s why: Kaapsehoop was established in 1882 with the discovery of gold in surrounding streams. Today the gold has been replaced by green gold of commercial forests which safely holds the ghost like town in its midst. Kaapsehoop is well known for its magnificent bird life that is truly unique to the area and wild horses which roam freely around town, welcoming visitors. The climate is ideal for a day trip with crisp winters and moderate summers. It is recommended to take a warm jacket with you as it may get a little chilly in the late afternoon.

U Ukunt hier ook heerlijk paardrijden Kaapsehoopmap Kaapse hoop Hiking Trails Book here your Hiking trip Kaapschehoop: Hikers in the mist see photo’s

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A breathtaking experience in the Lowveld.
The flight routes straight to the northern side of the Blydepoort Dam and the Three Rondavels, through the Blyde River Canyon and over the Belmont and Truer rivers to find the wild horses on the escarpment. Then view the Berlin and Lisbon Falls, peek through God’s Window, fly past the Pinnacle – and land on top of the world for an optional champagne picnic. Airborne again, we fly over the Panorama Gorge, the Forest Falls, the 300 ft high Mac Mac Falls, the Cascades and along the Sabi River for as long as possible before routing back to the drop-off point..
Hippo Hollow Country Estate R40 Main Road Hazyview celphone:084 505 2052 enquire on website

induna-quad-biking_thumb-215x330Quad Biking

Just after gate 2 in Marlothpark you can rent a quad bike
in Marlothpark it is not alowed to ride a quad,
but outside marloth you find great tracks

also to rent in hazyview Brandwag Farm Sabie Road Hazyview call:082 463 2334

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Numbi airfield ligt in Hazyview, Mpumalanga , The place of Aviation Adventures Flying Club Cell: 083 310 5293 scenery_20121019_1149258325dcp_4676

bantam_b22_j_20121019_1208875250Hit the Jackpot at Emnotweni Casino (Nelspruit)emnotweni

350 plus slots machines increase the odds of fun with Reel Slots, Video Poker and Video Reel Machines flashing fortunes in every spin. The Main Casino, Smoking Casino and Salon Prive tier three levels of betting ventures while table games present American Roulette, Blackjack and Mpumalanga’s only electronic Roulette Table. Address: Government Boulevard, Riverside Park extention 1, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Telephone: +27 (0)13 757-4300 Opening hours: 24 hours a day.

escarpment-trailHike the Escarpment Trail (Machadodorp)

two new and spectacular hiking trails on a thousand hectare fenced nature and game conservancy. This two day trail (12 Klm & 5 Klm) has been designed and built by Albert Bossert to the highest standards of beauty and safety. This beautifully laid out path takes you over the Skurwerand, a spectacular landscape of wind and water eroded ancient sandstone, filled with yellow wood trees and aloe gardens with views over the Komati valley all the way to Swaziland. The trial then plunges into the Bankspruit gorge taking you past crystal pools and rapids through a pristine gorge forest to the foot of the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga, then out of the gorge and across old veldt pastures filled with game back to the hiking camp situated on the very edge of the escarpment Address: Five Assegais Country Estate, Bermondsey, Machadodorp, Mpumalanga Telephone: +27 (0)13 256-9263 or +27 (0)82 889-6757 Opening hours: By arrangement

Elephant-Back Safari (Hazyview)regent-elephant-back

There is something magical about swaying through the African bush on the back of an elephant. The 12 fully trained African elephants arrived at Kapama Private Game Reserve in early 2002, after being relocated from Zimbabwe, where their safety was in jeopardy. During the elephant-back safari, guests are seated on comfortable canvas-covered saddles positioned behind an experienced elephant hander. From this vantage point, they are able to view game from close proximity as the elephants move silently and in single file through the bush. Address: Depart Hazyview by helicopter to Kapama, Mpumalanga. Telephone: +27(0)82 490-8202 or +27 (0)82 368-4159 Opening hours: Elephant-Back Safari by arrangement only.

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white river rafting

We are situated on the R536 between Sabie and HazyviewWe offer white river rafting on the Sabie river, Blyde river canyon and the Olifants river. Sabie River – The Sabie River (8 km route) provides 20 rapids (grade 2–3) with areas of scenic vegetation and outstanding birdlife viewing. Blyde River Canyon – The Blyde River runs through the deepest green gorge in the world. Rapids are challenging and exciting and you need a degree of physical fitness. Olifants River – On this two day rafting trip you will experience everything from wild big water to the absolute peacefulness of Africa when we overnight on the white sands of the Olifants river contact:+27 (013) 737 8308 / 082 463 2334

Vluchten van Hazyview over Sabi River Valley, Blyderiver Canyon, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, Lisbon Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Mpumalanga Lowvled en Hazyview in South Africa by helicopter

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