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Emahlathini Farm Lodge

21 Reviews
Sleeps 33 in 9 rooms

Emahlathini Farm lodge is situated outside the characterful little town of Piet Retief in the beautiful Mpumalanga province. We offer four...
Emahlathini Farm lodge is situated outside the characterful little town of Piet Retief in the beautiful Mpumalanga province. We offer four self-catering units with fully equipped kitchens. Three units are open plan and the fourth has two bedrooms. All the units have braai facilities as well as a lapa. We also offer meals on request. Single travelers, families and business men are all welcome. Emahlathini Farm lodge is just one kilometer from the Swaziland border; we offer an environment so peaceful that it promises to revitalize and rejuvenate the weariest of travelers.
from R600

The Royal Coach

13 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Royal Coach is situated in the historic gold mining village of Kaapschehoop and is the original coach that Queen Elizabeth II travelled...
The Royal Coach is situated in the historic gold mining village of Kaapschehoop and is the original coach that Queen Elizabeth II travelled in on her visit to South Africa in 1947. The Royal Coach is ideal for visitors looking simply to get away and relax and for wanderers seeking new viewpoints. The Coach is very old and quaint and a nostalgic and unique destination, . Due to the need for restoration the rates have been kept as low as possible. The coach consists of three wood-panelled comfortable bedrooms furnished with double beds. One of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom while the other two rooms share a bathroom; they both have baths. There is a small fridge, a microwave and a kettle. linen, towels, coffee mugs, and teaspoons are supplied. Meals are available at the Salvador Bistro which is open from 07:30. The bistro is famous for wood-fire pizzas and a cosy fireplace in cold weather. There are a number of alternative village restaurants. All offer good meals at reasonable prices. Kaapschehoop is a fantastic venue for photographers, birdwatchers and nature lovers, and is the ideal romantic setting as proven by the frequency of weddings in the town chapel. Birdwatching can be done at the Blue Swallow Nature Reserve and guests can book a guided tour to seek out the endangered birds. Various other animals can also be seen including a vast selection of flora and fascinating rock formations. There are a variety of nature walks, a waterfall and mountain bike trails within walking distance, as well as a horse trail facility located 8 km from the village. The town provides a convenient stopover for travellers making their way to the Kruger National Park or Mozambique.
from R560

13 Hobson

12 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 7 rooms

13 Hobson offers two double and five single upmarket rooms. This attractive accommodation is close to the CBD, schools, sport stadium,...
13 Hobson offers two double and five single upmarket rooms. This attractive accommodation is close to the CBD, schools, sport stadium, Graceland Casino and main roads. It is designed for both the corporate and private clients. The connecting rooms is a favourite with families. Our comfortable, immaculate and welcoming rooms offers DStv (commercial premium), a small kitchenette and space to work or relax in the privacy of your room or in the garden. Self-help continental breakfast can be provided in your room on request. Meal vouchers can also be arranged.
from R660

Two Falls View

11 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Experience the scenic beauty of nature in and around Sabie, a small country, malaria free town nestled in the majestic Drakensberg...
Experience the scenic beauty of nature in and around Sabie, a small country, malaria free town nestled in the majestic Drakensberg Mountains of the Mpumalanga Province. Two Falls View specialising in self-catering for couples, offers two semi-serviced, non-smoking, well-equipped self-catering suites, is situated on the outskirts of the peaceful suburb of Mount Anderson in Sabie. We have an almost 180° panoramic view up the valley of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains from Klein-Spitzkop to Long Tom Pass through to the Sabie Mountains, including two waterfalls: the Bridal Veil Falls and the Elna Falls, which can be seen across the valley. Two Falls View is suitable for the long stay holiday makers or the overnight traveller and business person. Bikers and Cyclist are also very welcome. Both suites have shower-rooms, we provide bath and hand towels. Portable gas / fire braais available depending on the suite. Our larger suite the Bridal Veil Falls Suite, is a one bedroom flatlet with double bed, open-plan full kitchen, dinette, and lounge. The covered wooden deck has wonderful views, perfect for longer stays. Our smaller Elna Falls Suite is a well-appointed compact, open-plan studio suite, with twin beds, well equipped kitchenette, dining area and private garden patio, no view. This suite is ideal for overnight holiday guests or business traveller on their way to or from the Park or along the Panorama route but still offers all the ’little extras’. Property is on a panhandle with off street parking behind a manually operated sliding gate. Two Falls View is a mere five minutes from all amenities in the Sabie village, 60 kms from the world famous Kruger National Park – Phabeni Gate and 50 kms from the Sudwala Caves. Sabie is in the heart of scenic the Panorama Route of Mpumalaga, and is central to so many beautiful sights and activities. Two Falls View is ideally situated for that midweek break, that romantic weekend getaway or that long adventure holiday, and makes a wonder hub for your holiday in ‘The Place of The Rising Sun’. Regret not suitable for children under 12, no pets and no TV.
from R430

Bee Eater Self-catering Unit

9 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Bee Eater Self-catering Unit is situated in the private nature reserve of Forest Creek, set in a...
Bee Eater Self-catering Unit is situated in the private nature reserve of Forest Creek, set in a gorge of the Steinkampsburg Mountains in Mpumalanga. The unit is located near to Forest Creek Lodge, with activities and meals available at the lodge. The self-catering unit is the ultimate in luxury and outdoor living, equipped with a barbecue, fridge, microwave oven, and gas two-plate stove. Features include a fireplace, full DStv, a his and hers outdoor stone shower, veranda, private garden, and a huge tub for two with lots of romantic candles. The extra-length king-size bed is made up with cotton percale linen and duvets, and a fan, electric blankets, heater, and a bar fridge are also provided. Firewood is supplied for the barbecue. Activities available at Forest Creek Lodge include a bush bath set in a secluded spot with lots of bubbles and champagne under the moonlight and stars. Spoil your loved one and request a romantic, totally private candlelit dinner under the gazebo. Picnics can be provided for hikers or laid out for the romantics, and there are numerous marked hiking trails through the forest and along the stream. The area offers a prolific variety of uncommon birds species that can be seen including a resident pair of Black eagles. Horse riding and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged. If you take the self-catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, we supply firewood. Dinner is a 4 course meal R250.00 and breakfast is R120.00 per person. Activities include; Bush bath - set in a secluded spot, enjoy a 'bath' in the bush, with lots of bubbles. Forest spa - indulge yourself in our private spa overlooking the gorge, go home feeling relaxed and stress free. Gazebo romantic private dinner - spoil your loved one for a totally private candle lit dinner under the gazebo. Many a proposal of marriage has been accepted in this lovely setting! Hiker’s picnic; a picnic packed in a rucksack, get ready to hike to the waterfall! Lazy picnic; a picnic set out for you in a private spot, with champagne, a good one for the romantic at heart. Hiking; marked trails through the forest, along the stream on the way to the waterfall. Bird watching; we have a prolific variety of uncommon species of birds that can be seen, including a resident pair of black eagles. Horse riding; 4 km down the hill, book a ride in our scenic valley. Trout fishing; good clear water with rainbow trout. Clay pigeon shooting; an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.
from R1500
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Elandskloof Trout Farm/Forel Plaas

33 Reviews
Sleeps 113 in 21 rooms

New Year Special 2016   Situated near Dullstroom, amidst fresh air and peace and quiet, Elandskloof is the oldest trout...
Situated near Dullstroom, amidst fresh air and peace and quiet, Elandskloof is the oldest trout farm in Mpumalanga. Six-sleeper Luxury Chalets, Six-sleeper Chalets, Three-sleeper Rondavels, a Farmhouse sleeping 11, a Wooden Cottage sleeping six, and a romantic cottage sleeping two provide a myriad of accommodation choices to suit anybody's needs, and all units are fully equipped for self-catering. We offer activities, including trout fishing in 11 dams, horse riding, quad biking and game-viewing, and we also have a restaurant on site and cater for weddings, functions and conferences, or enjoy the luxury of our heated indoor pool with Jacuzzi. At Elandskloof, guests can experience a fun-filled, exciting holiday in the serene surroundings of Dullstroom.
from R275

Forest View Guest House, Sabie

20 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Just a three and half hour drive from Johannesburg; situated in the Malaria-free town of Sabie you...
Just a three and half hour drive from Johannesburg; situated in the Malaria-free town of Sabie you will find Forest View Guest House. Forest View is the ideal base from which to explore the Kruger National Park and the Panoramic Route, including places like God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and the beautiful Waterfalls. Numerous adventure activities are available in the area, including, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, quad biking, hiking trails, horse riding, river rafting, helicopter flips, micro lights. The Sabie Country club is less than 1 km away and shops and restaurants are within walking distance from our Guest House. We cater for 12 to 14 guests in individually decorated, comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and guest amenities include DStv Hotel Bouquet, Coffee making facilities, hairdryers and night lights. The main area on the upper floor, offers a lounge area with satellite television and a deck with a view. Breakfast is offered in the form of a voucher for a full buffet breakfast at the Woodsman Restaurant next door. We have secure parking in the grounds and smoke free rooms. Smoking is permitted on the deck and in the garden.
from R550

Nostalgie

13 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Nostalgie is a lovely self-catering house situated in the small town of Kaapsehoop. The beds are queen size and the lounge is comfortably...
Nostalgie is a lovely self-catering house situated in the small town of Kaapsehoop. The beds are queen size and the lounge is comfortably furnished and equipped with wide screen TV with all DSTV channels. DVD player with dvd's. Linen and towels, as well as electric blankets are provided, and the rooms share a bathroom with a bath only. There is an outside shower for guests to enjoy. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a stove and oven, a microwave as well as tea and coffee facilities. Lovely views can be enjoyed from the furnished stoep and under-cover parking is provided. The unit is not serviced. Wild horses also roam the area and guests are bound to see them while visiting. Various horse riding trails are available.
from R800

Sunbird Cottage

11 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Sunbird Cottage offers a chance to get away from it all. Situated on a working farm of 3000 hectares, we enjoy unsurpassed views of...
Sunbird Cottage offers a chance to get away from it all. Situated on a working farm of 3000 hectares, we enjoy unsurpassed views of surrounding mountains including the famous battlefields of Majuba. Sunbird Cottage is a spacious two-bedroom cottage sleeping a maximum of four guests. It is fully equipped for self-catering, and meals can be arranged on request. Features include tea and coffee-making facilities, electric blankets and hot water bottles, an open fireplace in the lounge area, and barbecue facilities. The bathroom is a delight; enjoy a bath in the large oval tub while looking through the forest and down the gorge. Linen and bath towels are supplied, however if you are planning to swim in the many dams or waterfalls please bring your own swimming towels. The cottage backs onto an indigenous forest that is home to a wonderful variety of animals and forest birds and we have our own bird list of over 200 species, including the Blue korhaan, Bald ibis, Martial eagle and Bush blackcap. We will gladly arranged a bird guide for you or direct you to sites. Fantastic walking and mountain biking are available, as well as fishing in the dams and rivers. We have three dams that only contain trout and three others that are only for bass fishing. Children can enjoy running wild or riding their bikes wherever they choose and they are welcome to help collect the eggs from both the ducks and chickens. There are also cows and horses on the farm for them to enjoy. In addition, we can recommend a number of restaurants, as well as an interesting assortment of shops and a lovely nine-hole golf course.
from R1100

3309 Eland Street

8 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

3309 Eland Street is a spacious three-bedroom house set in the peaceful nature conservation area of Marloth Park. It is a mere twenty...
3309 Eland Street is a spacious three-bedroom house set in the peaceful nature conservation area of Marloth Park. It is a mere twenty minutes’ drive to the Crocodile gate of the Kruger Park, and the same distance to Komatipoort where you will find the Spar shopping centre and a spectacular golf course. With its close proximity to Swaziland, Maputo and the Kruger National Park, 3309 Eland makes an ideal base for day trips. This tranquil hideaway in the bushveld offers plenty of opportunities to watch free-roaming zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, and of course the warthogs in their natural habitat. The house is a short walk from the Crocodile River, where elephants can be seen almost daily coming down to bathe and drink. This single storey self-catering house can accommodate up to six people comfortably, with an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining room with air-conditioning. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with single beds and ceiling fans. The master bedroom which has a king-size bed and is also air-conditioned. There are two bathrooms within the house allowing you to choose between a shower or a bath. The kitchen is equipped with cutlery and crockery, including a fridge-freezer, a stove, a microwave and a washing machine. All linen for the house is provided including the towels. Laze in the splash pool during the hot summer days, or listen to the lions in the heat of the night. Gather round the open fire with family and friends, enjoying a braai at the outdoor entertainment area, while watching the zebra’s drink at the nearby waterhole.
from R590

Hakuna Matata

15 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

A lovely and luxurious, three-bedroom house with air-conditioners, a splash pool and a four poster bed. It has a large viewing deck with a...
A lovely and luxurious, three-bedroom house with air-conditioners, a splash pool and a four poster bed. It has a large viewing deck with a built-in barbecue where you are able to watch animals including zebra, warthog, various buck, monkeys and many more in the garden. We have tried to think of everything a family or a group of friends could need. There is a deck lounge and dining furniture for al fresco living while you can listen to the lions roaring from inside the Kruger National Park. The house is only a 100 m from the Crocodile River and a 20-minute drive from the Kruger Park gate. The house is serviced once a week. A minimum stay of three nights is required. There are two local stores and several lodge restaurants only minutes away. There is a nice restaurant at Ngwenya River Lodge, which is a 15-minute drive from the house on the way to the main Kruger Park entrance. Guided game viewing and fishing trips are locally available as are rafting, hot air ballooning, microlight flights and cultural tribal visits. There is also a lovely golf course nearby.
from R1200

Komati Guesthouse

3 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 9 rooms

Komati Guesthouse is the ideal destination if you want to visit the Lowveld. Situated in Komatipoort, it is the gateway to Mozambique,...
Komati Guesthouse is the ideal destination if you want to visit the Lowveld. Situated in Komatipoort, it is the gateway to Mozambique, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park. We offer eight double en-suite rooms and one self-catering unit that sleeps four guests. There is secure parking available. Facilities at the guest house include a licenced bar, a braai area and a communal living area with DStv. We can arrange picnic baskets and dinner on request, laundry services as well as babysitting services on request. The guest house has a cosy and warm atmosphere and is surrounded by grassy fields and large trees, offering lots of shade. The lovely garden and swimming pool makes it ideal for kids as well. The trees are also home to many bird species.
from R800
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KlipHuisjes

6 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

"Early 2016" midweek special offer   KlipHuisjes is situated in a top-notch, easily accessible area in town. It is located in a peaceful and safe environment hidden among huge...
KlipHuisjes is situated in a top-notch, easily accessible area in town. It is located in a peaceful and safe environment hidden among huge blue gum trees. It is tarred and paved all the way. We are conveniently located and a short stroll from Restaurants & Shops. Here guests can relax with unspoiled beauty on their doorstep. KlipHuisjes full capacity: a total of 14 guests on the premises. The private stone Klip-cottage offers full self-catering facilities for up to six people. There are two self-catering Klip-suites that sleep two people each (ideal for a romantic get-away) and one self-catering Klip-suite that sleeps 4 people (ideal for a couple sharing a room with their children or granny). The cosy stone cottage and Klip-suites are warmed by roaring fires during the cooler times. All of the units have luxurious touches like percale linen, bathrobes, kitchen or kitchenette facilities, fireplaces and braai's. Provide us with as much information as possible regarding your requests, especially groups or families with children. Indicate who choose to stay in same unit/room. It will help us giving correct advice on unit capacity and sharing possibilities from the start. "KlipHuisjes" has no reception. Ensure to print e-mail from owner containing all arrival info (directions/key finder/pin codes) once booking is finalized. Owners based in Limpopo Province. If you wish to be entertained (...or harassed) by management, this establishment is not for you. We have excellent housekeepers looking after guests needs daily and owners mostly 24/7 available on mobile phone. Pet friendly tip: Klip-Cottage has a useful fenced-in area to leave most in-house trained dog breeds unattended for a short while at own risk. Klip-suites: Only small breed in-house lap-dog pets will be considered. Suites have no fenced-in area to leave pets unattended (premises fenced). Lawn in front of units. Pets must be accompanied by owner booking a suite, at all times. No pets allowed unattended in any unit. Provide breed/age/number for consent.
from R1000

Swallows House

27 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Situated on the shores of the Da Gama Lake, this tranquil retreat is located in the most beautiful part of the Lowveld. It is close to...
Situated on the shores of the Da Gama Lake, this tranquil retreat is located in the most beautiful part of the Lowveld. It is close to White River, Hazyview, the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park. Swallows House is a self-catering unit consisting of two en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful open-plan living area with a cosy fireplace. There is a TV with DStv in the lounge area as well as large doors opening onto the deck with stunning views of the Da Gama Dam. The most popular activities at Hulala are boating. No power boats are allowed on the water, which maintains the ambience of peace and tranquility. There are walking trails along the dam’s edge with various short cuts should you prefer an easy stroll. The walking trails take you through streams and over rocks, and can take an hour to 90 minutes.
from R1100

Silver Mist Guest House

10 Reviews
Sleeps 72 in 32 rooms

Silver Mist Country Inn offers tranquil accommodation situated in the small village of Kaapsehoop. The area is well known for its wild...
Silver Mist Country Inn offers tranquil accommodation situated in the small village of Kaapsehoop. The area is well known for its wild horses roaming freely in the peaceful nature. There are 24 Guest Rooms available and eight Self-catering Units. Guests can enjoy delicious meals in the restaurant, or a drink at the bar with a cellar that is filled with great wines. A charming chapel and multi-purpose hall is ideal for weddings and private functions. This popular tourist village is a haven of beauty, with its misty mountains and high rainfalls.
from R750

RJ Guesthouse

2 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

RJ Guesthouse was launched in 2013 and is situated in a peaceful residential area of Ermelo. The guest house offers accommodation in a...
RJ Guesthouse was launched in 2013 and is situated in a peaceful residential area of Ermelo. The guest house offers accommodation in a selection of rooms, ideal for business- and holiday travellers. Each room can comfortably sleep two adults on a double bed. Room facilities include heating, Wi-Fi, DStv, wardrobes, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a bar fridge. Families can be accommodated in two High Rooms that share an inter-leading bathroom. Secure under-cover parking is provided.
from R440

Legacy - Seekoei 3295

1 Review
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Nestled in the South African Bush in Marloth Park where animals roam freely, this double story house is fully equipped with a variety of...
Nestled in the South African Bush in Marloth Park where animals roam freely, this double story house is fully equipped with a variety of modern essentials and an assortment of wildlife to keep you entertained. Large and roomy the house accommodates a total of ten guests comfortably, the large kitchen allows for easy self-catering and opens onto the dining room and cozy lounge. Located on the top floor, an open air room offers quite a unique experience, with no windows, the sounds of the lions, hippos and elephants are unhindered and powerful. Located on the banks of the Crocodile River, Legacy - Seekoei 3295 offers magnificent views into the world-famous Kruger National Park, and its ideal position allows for easy accessibility for day trips, in and out of the Kruger.
from R1190

BelAir Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 40 in 15 rooms

Situated in the small town of Piet Retief, BelAir Guest House offers comfortable accommodation to guests. It is an ideal option for...
Situated in the small town of Piet Retief, BelAir Guest House offers comfortable accommodation to guests. It is an ideal option for corporate and leisure travellers visiting this part of Mpumalanga. This spacious house has 15 well-appointed guest rooms. Each en-suite room has tea and coffee facilities, a TV with DStv access, a bar fridge and Wi-Fi Internet access. These rooms also have private entrances. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the lovely dining area. The guest house is conveniently located close to the main highways of this area. This makes it a great stopover option for guests en route to Swaziland, Johannesburg, Durban or Mozambique.
from R700

La Roca Guesthouse

25 Reviews
Sleeps 33 in 13 rooms

An Oasis of Affordable Luxury Make it Yours ... La Roca is an owner-managed 4-star boutique guest house located in an upmarket residential...
An Oasis of Affordable Luxury Make it Yours ... La Roca is an owner-managed 4-star boutique guest house located in an upmarket residential suburb of Nelspruit. Spread amongst 6,000m² of sub-tropical garden, several of our rooms, the breakfast lapa and pool deck enjoy stunning uninterrupted views over the Nelspruit Nature Reserve and escarpment beyond. Conveniently situated only 2Km from the city centre, La Roca is a peaceful oasis within which to unwind from a long days work or to use as a base for exploring the many world class attractions in the vicinity: the Kruger National Park; Blyde River Canyon; Mozambique and Swaziland are all less than an hour away. Offering standard, luxury and executive accommodation, all our en-suite rooms have been individually decorated with attention to detail and each have a private entrance and a balcony or patio. Our approach is professional but our style is with a smile – creating a friendly and warm ambience. Welcome to La Roca – an ideal base for corporate or leisure travellers. You will wish you had stayed for longer!
from R1200

Bushwhacked

2 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 5 rooms

Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton, focused on accommodating wildlife orientated people, especially guides and lodge staff...
Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton, focused on accommodating wildlife orientated people, especially guides and lodge staff as a place to recuperate on their time off. Bushwhacked is situated on the edge of town backing onto an uninhabited valley, with spectacular views. Accommodation is offered in basic, clean and comfortable double rooms, all of which have access to a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area. The rooms each have a name, so once you know Bushwhacked you can request the room that you prefer. Linen and bath towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, and the lounge area features a TV and a DVD player. There is also a braai area with amazing views over the valley. Your hosts live on the property, in ‘The Woodshed’ in the back garden. There are two mountain bikes available for guests to use, as well as an air-rifle so guides can practise on the homemade range. Bushwhacked is situated just outside the old gold rush town of Barberton which has a rich history, a lot of which can still be seen and explored. The house is set in the foothills of the Makonjwa Mountains just 40 minutes from Nelspruit. This is a welcoming, comfortable and affordable place for likeminded people to relax on their time off, or use as a stopover on your way to a destination. If you walk about the back door of Bushwacked and up the mountain you’ll have a wooded valley all to yourself where you can spot a variety of animal species and bird life. There is also a well-known birding area, a pocket of indigenous forest, known as 'Pedlars bush', close by.
from R420

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Although Mpumalanga is not the only province in South Africa with excellent game viewing, national parks and luxury lodges, it's here that the safari experience has been perfected. About half the Kruger National Park is in this lovely province and there are so many private game reserves and lodges than you will have a hard time choosing. Like Limpopo Province to its immediate north, Mpumalanga straddles the escarpment between the Lowveld and the Drakensberg, so the different parts of the province have different characters. The Lowveld is hot and humid with broad-leaved forests and wide, slow rivers, while the Highlands are cool and green, with rolling grasslands, pine plantations, pockets of indigenous forest and cheerfully gurgling mountain streams and waterfalls. Most of the game is in the Lowveld, while the attractions of the Highlands include hiking, horse trails, river rafting and other adventure activities, such as gorge swings and abseiling.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, near the town of Waterval Boven, is one of South Africa's most popular climbing destinations. The fly fishing in the Highlands area is awesome, particularly near the pretty town of Dullstroom, where there are loads of dams and streams well stocked with fat trout. There are awesome birds to be spotted, both in the game reserves and in the Highlands, where you're likely to see some montane grassland species, including the rare and endangered blue swallow. For a bird's eye view, rather than a view of birds, you can choose between microlight flights and gentle floats in a hot air balloon. Mpumalanga also has some fantastic paragliding and hang gliding launch sites - particularly along the escarpment. The mountain biking is great. Even with so much to do, many people visit Mpumalanga just to sight-see. The Panorama Route is a scenic meander taking in some fabulous sights, including the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels, the Swadini Dam and many beautiful waterfalls and spectacular vistas including one called God's Window.

The Blyde River Canyon is the biggest vegetated canyon in the world. Second in size only to the Grand Canyon in the USA, and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, it is lush and green with a plethora of plant and animal life and is a major centre of endemism. It's also where Antarctica and Madagascar split away from Africa a few million years ago during the break-up of the super-continent Gondwanaland. Also in the canyon, is Bourke's Luck Potholes - a fantastically contorted area of scenic potholes, and deeply scoured canyons. The Blyde is a great river to raft, with some pretty challenging rapids, but it also offers fun family paddling on a gentler section. The Three Rondawels are three conical hills and the Swadini Dam at the end of the canyon is a lovely stretch of water. Also on the Panorama Route is the rather cutesy museum town of Pilgrims Rest. The mines were active until the 1970s when they became terminally unprofitable, and the whole town was bought up by the provincial authorities to be converted to a tourist attraction. Museums, cute craft outlets, coffee shops, restaurants and the original hotel with its characterful bar bring the gold rush era vividly to life. Pilgrims Rest was the venue for the World Gold Panning Championships in 2005.

Mpumalanga's cultural attractions are particularly colourful. The iconic Ndebele artwork that is almost synonymous with South Africa is produced in the museum village of Botshabelo. Colourful beadwork and small painted articles can be admired and purchased while the magnificent painted buildings are - unfortunately - not for sale as souvenirs. They're well worth photographing, though. Kids will love the dinosaur park, just outside the deep and convoluted Sudwala Caves. Mpumalanga has a very interesting technical freshwater diving destination that will appeal to technical divers.

Note: If you are planning to travel to the north eastern parts of Mpumalanga or Swaziland please be aware that this region is malarial. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

Although Mpumalanga is not the only province in South Africa with excellent game viewing, national parks and luxury lodges, it's here that the safari experience has been perfected. About half the Kruger National Park is in this...

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If you are looking for Mpumalanga holiday accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation in Mpumalanga and surrounds. With 1222 listings in Mpumalanga, our handy Mpumalanga map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect holiday accommodation for your Mpumalanga visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Mpumalanga South Africa

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