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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

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

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 R1300
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Kruger Cottage

25 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Book 8 days or more   We welcome you to Kruger Cottage which is a charming thatched house in a unique area of the earth. The cottage is located in Marloth Park,...
We welcome you to Kruger Cottage which is a charming thatched house in a unique area of the earth. The cottage is located in Marloth Park, nestled against the south edge of the Kruger National Park. Nature watching opportunities abound in Marloth Park which has no fences, allowing game animals to roam freely. Kruger Cottage is a private, self-catering house that comfortably sleeps six to eight guests. There is an open-plan living area and a vaulted thatch roof which form a comfortable common area that connects to a covered verandah with a splash pool and outdoor barbecue. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms Tiled floors throughout the house lead you to the verandah and pool where you can listen to the sounds of the hippos grunting in the river, the hooting of the owls and other wildlife as you enjoy the evening from the comfort of Kruger Cottage. The Crocodile River is a short 100 m walk from Kruger Cottage and it allows you an elevated view of all of the wildlife gathering at the water's edge. Take a morning walk or drive with a coffee cup in hand, bring your camera and binoculars and even a folding chair and be ready to see an amazing variety of bird life, as well as an abundance of larger animals. A local shop provides the basic essentials and if you wish to eat at a local restaurant, there are two lodges from which to choose. Kruger Cottage offers competitive rates. The house is professionally cleaned once a week. . Establishment operates on a sliding-scale with the following rates; 1-2 people = R850, 3-4 people = R1100, 5-6 people = R1300, 7-8 people = R1500
from R850

Stoep Cafe

10 Reviews
Sleeps 35 in 7 rooms

Stoep Cafe is an ideal place to stop over on your way to Mozambique, Kruger Park or Swaziland. Guests can simply stay with us and visit the...
Stoep Cafe is an ideal place to stop over on your way to Mozambique, Kruger Park or Swaziland. Guests can simply stay with us and visit the park on a day trip. Accommodation consists of four self-catering chalets that are fully equipped with DStv, air-conditioning, braai facilities, a lapa and swimming pool. The chalets can each accommodate four people. We also have an old house that can accommodate 12 people in four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There are two sitting rooms with DStv and a fully equipped kitchen. The house has its own braai with a small garden. Indulge yourself in an Old World atmosphere of the former railway town. Stoep Café is one of the oldest houses in town, formerly residence to the railway doctors. Enjoy traditional South African cuisine at our restaurant. There is safe parking with a night guard and space for boats and trailers.
from R700

Elandskloof Trout Farm/Forel Plaas

33 Reviews
Sleeps 113 in 21 rooms

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 R300

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
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Woolly Bugger Farm

19 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 4 rooms

Midweek Special   Set in the idyllic Tonteldoos Valley, Woolly Bugger Farm covers 270 hectares of rugged terrain with roaming red hartebeest, blesbok, hares,...
Set in the idyllic Tonteldoos Valley, Woolly Bugger Farm covers 270 hectares of rugged terrain with roaming red hartebeest, blesbok, hares, a resident fish eagle and a few elusive jakkals. The farm is every fly fisherman’s dream with two large trout dams. Its name Woolly Bugger is derived from a special type of fly used to fish trout. Guests may walk or ride on the nature trails that cover the expanse of the farm. The Ginger Quill Cottage offers accommodation for four guests in two double bedrooms, with the option for a further two adults or four children to be accommodated on two double sleeper couches in the lounge. Sedgehog cottage offers accommodation for four guests with one bedroom downstairs and a loft upstairs. Folding glass doors open up the whole cottage to spectacular views. Blue Dunn Cottage offers accommodation for four guests in two double bedrooms, with the option for a further two adults or four children to be accommodated on two bunk beds in an alcove off the lounge. The Half Hog is a cosy stone cottage, that is ideal for two. The open-plan cottage has a kitchen as well a private bathroom. A fireplace keeps the cottage warm in winter and a portable braai is available on the patio.
from R800

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

KlipHuisjes

6 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adelpragt Guest House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

Adelpragt Guest House offers luxurious accommodation in a Cape-Dutch style setting, situated in Lydenburg. Whether you are on holiday or...
Adelpragt Guest House offers luxurious accommodation in a Cape-Dutch style setting, situated in Lydenburg. Whether you are on holiday or on a business trip, you are guaranteed to enjoy the quiet neighbourhood and excellent service. We are situated next to the golf course, as well as close to other amenities such as restaurants and shops. Our facilities include safe under cover parking, a swimming pool, and self-catering rooms with private entrances. Lydenburg and surrounding panoramas offer leading arts and crafts routes, gentle country pursuits and eco-friendly adventures. These include sights such as God's Window, waterfalls and Bourke's Luck. We are also close to the Kruger National Park and the picturesque town of Pilgrim's Rest, which are but a few of the attractions our area has to offer.
from R820

Tsanana Log Cabins

13 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

The Tsanana Log Cabins are perched above the trees and they overlook miles of forest from private patios. Guests can enjoy the tranquility...
The Tsanana Log Cabins are perched above the trees and they overlook miles of forest from private patios. Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the lush surroundings where the songs of birds replace the noise of traffic. Each Cabin is air-conditioned and fully equipped for self-catering. Log Cabin 1 has a bedroom with a double bed and two single beds in the living area. Outside there is a braai area and a private Jacuzzi among the trees. Log Cabins 2 and 3 have been combined into the Good Friends and Family Log Cabin. This large cabin is ideal for a bigger group as it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and some single beds in the living area. All the bedrooms have double beds. This cabin has a kitchen, as well as a balcony with lovely views and an undercover Jacuzzi and braai area outside. Cabin 4 is our smallest cabin with a double bed and a single bed in one room. It has an undercover braai area outside as well as a spa bath. The cabins are located near the swimming pool, communal lapa and trampoline. At Reception there is a pool table and table tennis where our guests can play free of charge. The Tsanana Log Cabins are situated on the only commercial silk farm in Africa – you can enjoy daily tours from 8:00 to 15:00. Or relax at the Deck Restaurant which serves breakfasts and light meals daily from 8:00 to 20:30. There is free Wi-Fi and DStv available at the Restaurant. We are set in Mpumalanga, 23 km outside of Graskop on the R533. From the farm you can take leisurely day trips to the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route and all the waterfalls between Graskop and Sabie. Revitalize your soul and spirit, leave the city life behind and escape to the tranquil and natural beauty found at Tsanana Log Cabins.
from R680

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

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
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Loerieroep

12 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

Special   Loerieroep is an affordable self-catering unit that is managed by the owners. It is one of four on the property and it is surrounded by a...
Loerieroep is an affordable self-catering unit that is managed by the owners. It is one of four on the property and it is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The Self-catering cottage sleeps two plus two (additional R200 per extra adult per night or two children at R60 per child per night during e.g. for Low Season) The unit features ceiling fans, a digital safe, a DVD player, satellite TV; the decoder is installed and full bouquet DSTV can be activated at an additional R30 a day. The unit also has a hairdryer. Tea and coffee facilities are available. The unit has pure cotton towels and complimentary guest amenities. There are different braai facilities in the garden that overlooks the mountain valley as well as a secluded braai quart yard, depending on the unit. There is golf club set available.. The setting of Loerieroep is relaxing with the lights of the city at night. A sun downer or a cup of coffee can be enjoyed in the garden or in the small splash pool that is open for everyone at the fairyland gazebo. There are a diverse variety of trees and birds for fauna and flora lovers. There are a variety of things to do in and around Nelspruit including a golf range, Chimp Eden, National Botanic Gardens with rapid waterfalls, a driving range and a water world. There are also Sudwala Caves, Kaapse Hoop, Sabie and it's waterfalls, Graskop and the Bungee Jump, Hazyview and their Elephant Sanctury and tree-to-tree Sky-Way Trails and for those who want to shop there is the Ilanga and Riverside Mall with Cinemas, Emnotweni Casino as well as an entertainment park. And don't forget the Kruger National Park! Loerieroep is well positioned for both business and leisure travelers. It is situated in the middle of the Panoramana; five kilometers on the N4 from Nelspruit; Mpumalanga. It is a great stop off destination if you are travelling to the Kruger National Park, Mozambique or Swaziland. There are also a lot of other places that can be visited around the area.
from R700

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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 1218 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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