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The picturesque little bushveld town of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established by pioneer settlers, receiving its name (literally translated as “hat creek”) when one of those intrepid early adventurers tossed his hat into the river (now known as the Sandspruit River) and declared that he had traveled far enough, this is where he would stay. Certainly, many ...
Komatipoort, a small town located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, has the distinction of being known as one of the country’s hottest towns, and with an average winter temperature of 26 degrees Celsius it is definitely the place to be when the winter chill sets in. Its picturesque setting at the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers, creating a haven for wildlife, is ...
As with many little towns in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, Graskop owes its existence to the gold mining boom of the 1880s, although there is a record of Voortrekkers having been in the area as far back as 1843. Graskop is located at an altitude of 1,400 meters and has a temperate climate with a high rainfall which supports lush vegetation and the thriving timber plantations ...
The picturesque farming town of Malelane lies on the banks of the Crocodile River and on the border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Visitors to Malelane come to appreciate the true meaning of the phrase “Sunny South Africa” as the area enjoys a hot climate, with azure blue skies brushed by wisps of white cloud being the order of the day.
Mpumalanga is a province where the climate varies due to is topography, and traveling through this area you are likely to feel the distinctive change in climate. The Mpumalanga climate changes from the Highveld to the Lowveld area, and the vegetation in each area is determined by the climate it experiences.
The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) is a relatively small privately owned public airport which caters mainly to those who are traveling to the internationally acclaimed Kruger National Park. It is located just outside Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga in South Africa, and it is still relatively new having opened to business in 2002. The airport enjoys a strong African ...
- Game Reserves
South Africa's Kruger National Park is probably one of the most renowned game reserves in the world. Encompassing 20 million hectares of African flora and fauna, the Kruger National Park Game Reserve is a rich blend of natural wonders, historical heritage and archaeological sites, offering an authentic African wildlife experience that no tourist should miss.
Game reserves and conservation organizations in South Africa give visitors the opportunity to explore the diverse and breathtaking wildlife of the country. Hundreds of reptiles, mammals, insects, birds and marine creatures call South Africa home, and with its unique landscapes and various ecosystems, there is a new wildlife discovery waiting for visitors around every corner. Along with the ...