Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Graskop (50.2 km from Lydenburg)
At 92 m, the Lisbon Falls are the highest in Mpumalanga. The river separates into three streams as it plunges into the pool below. These falls are located near God's Window and just north of Graskop.
Graskop (46.9 km from Lydenburg)
The Three Rondawels are also known as 'The Chief and his Three Wives'. The flat-topped peak to the right is named Mapjaneng - the 'Chief', whilst the three wives are named Maseroto, Mogoladikwe, and Magabolle.
Towering in isolated and massive splendour behind them is the 1944 m high peak named Mareiepskop, which forms the southern portal of the...
Game Reserve in Blyde River Canyon (69.1 km from Lydenburg)
Situated along the Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment, the reserve covers a large area extending from the Pinnacle and Gods Window in the south to beyond the mighty Marieps Kop in the north, and ending at Swadini. The reserve is administered by the Mpumalanga Parks Board and is known primarily for the outstanding natural beauty of the canyon as...
Ohrigstad (39.8 km from Lydenburg)
Spiritually inspired local artist Doctor Ron van Zyl built the Alpha Omega Cave. In the cave you will see his unusual sculpted vision of angels and demons. Guided tours are given daily.
Sabie (28.9 km from Lydenburg)
Lone Creek Falls is a well-known spot and is part of the waterfall route in the area of Sabie, Mpumalanga.
A short 200 m walk from the parking will take you to the foot of the 68 m waterfall. If you'd like to experience the falls in solitude and away from the crowd there is a path from the parking leading to the top of the falls. The walk is not...
Galleries and Museums
Sabie (36.6 km from Lydenburg)
Sabie is surrounded by one of the largest man-made forests in the world. Forestry first began in the area in 1876 with plantings of commercial eucalyptus and wattle trees. The museum documents the history of the industry and also showcases new techniques that are being utilized.
Sudwala Valley (41.4 km from Lydenburg)
The Sudwala Caves are an incredibly deep system of caverns lying in the Mpumalanga region of the Drakensberg escarpment. Considered the oldest known caves in the world, this astonishing unplumbed complex of passages and giant chambers extend into the mysterious Mankelexele massif.
The caves are situated in the Precambrian dolomite rocks of the...
Ohrigstad (38 km from Lydenburg)
The Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden can be found on the way to Echo Caves just off the R36 road before the turnoff to Graskop. Local artist Ron van Zyl did the spiritually inspired artwork.
Blyde River Canyon (48.2 km from Lydenburg)
This is the spot where everyone takes their shots. Serious shutterbugs will be reaching for their polarising filters and best wide angle lens. Choose a clear day and you can see all the way to the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Glance towards the east and you’ll see the Three Sisters, also known as the Three Rondawels. Just two kilometres...
Sabie (30.4 km from Lydenburg)
The Bridal Veil Falls is approximately 6 km from the tranquil and attractive town of Sabie. The waterfall resembles a bridal veil and roars down from a spectacular height of 70 m.
There is a challenging 750 m walk through a luscious indigenous forest before one can see the waterfall. The scenic walk has many streams and is covered with wild...
Ohrigstad (40.4 km from Lydenburg)
The childhood story of Old Mother Hubbard who lived in a shoe with so many children is brought to life at the Old Shoe. An artist and his family live here, allowing visitors inside for a small donation. It also contains the artworks of Ron van Zyl and artifacts from the Iron Age. Visit the curio shop and grab a burger at the tea garden afterwards.
Game Reserve in Selati Game Reserve (83.5 km from Lydenburg)
Selati Game Reserve encompasses 30 000 ha of the greater Kruger Park area. The landscape is characterised by typical savannah trees and bushveld, and is also home to the Big 5. The reserve is situated nearby to Phalaborwa, one of the largest mineral ore deposits in the world. The endemic cycad forms part of the sprawling habitat which became a...
Game Reserve in Orighstad Dam Nature Reserve (24 km from Lydenburg)
The Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve lies between the towns of Orighstad and Lydenburg on the edge of the Greater Drakensberg escarpment. It's a 2 500ha reserve with wild grasslands and wide open skies, a large expanse of water and dramatic mountain views. It's an easy stop if you're travelling along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route, and makes for a good...
Schoemanskloof (32.9 km from Lydenburg)
Challenging private golf course, 9 holes (18 tees) with spectacular views of the Schoemanskloof valley. Open to day visitors, access controlled.
Four By Four Trails
Nelspruit (36.2 km from Lydenburg)
Do you have true grit? Don't mind dirtying your shiny urban 4x4? Test your driving skills through a series of extremely steep ascents and gripping descents on one of the leading 4x4 trails in South Africa.
The Riverwild 4x4 Off-road Recreation Experience offers several routes with a variety of challenging natural obstacles – try the River Rat...