- Pilgrims Rest
If you are a bird lover who is planning to travel through the Pilgrim’s Rest area of Mpumalanga, the Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is a must-see for you. The area is reputed as being one of the province’s best forest-birding localities and as such, it offers an excellent selection of birds – both typical escarpment birds and more localized specials. Though the reserve is privately owned, it is ...
Despite what many may think, the Sabie Forestry industry did not start because of an abundance of trees in the area. Instead it was spurred on by the discovery of gold. Wood was needed to create struts for the mines and the current supply simply wasn’t enough. In order to cater to the need created by these gold mining activities, large numbers of trees were planted around the area. Today the ...
The Lowveld National Botanical Garden is beautifully situated amidst stunning rocky scenery. As Nelspruit's top attraction, the Lowveld NBG is a delightful outing for visitors of all ages. Nelspruit itself is a fantastic stop-over when traveling through Mpumalanga and is located nearby other attractions such as Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim's Rest.
If you live in South Africa then you probably need no introduction to the Sudwala Caves. These stunning caves and caverns are a major tourist attraction in South Africa and they enjoy both a natural and historical aspect that makes them extra special. The caves are said to be roughly 2 000 million years old. Filled with a dazzling array of stalagmites and stalactites, there is plenty to ...
- Blyde River Canyon
You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of Bourke’s Luck in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This impressive natural water feature has taken Mother Nature centuries to carve out of the river bedrock, and visitors to the Blyde River Canyon should be sure to set some time aside to enjoy her marvelous handiwork.
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 ...
Zulu or isiZulu is another of South Africa's official languages. Spoken by some 10 million individuals, most of whom reside in South Africa, Zulu is the home language of 24% of South Africans and is understood by more than 50% of the country's inhabitants. Forming part of the Nguni group of the Bantu languages, Zulu and Xhosa are mutually understandable.
Also known as Northern Sotho or “Sesotho sa Laboa”, Sepedi is spoken by more than 4.2 million people and is proudly, one of the official languages in South Africa. Generally, Sepedi is spoken in the Gauteng, Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga areas, but is also spoken in neighboring Botswana. Sepedi is a so called Bantu language, belonging to the language family of the Niger-Congo, which is ...
This beautiful African or Bantu language is spoken by the Ndebele people of South Africa who are also sometimes known as the amaNdebele. They are spread throughout the provinces of Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga and their language can be divided into two main dialects, Northern Transvaal Ndebele (also known as Nrebele) or Southern Transvaal Ndebele.
Fishing may have originated as a way to provide food for the dinner table but today it is also regarded by many to be a worthwhile and enjoyable pastime. Of course, in many coastal towns and cities fishing is still a means of providing food and to make a living, but more and more people are heading out with rod and reel to enjoy the challenge of reeling in their own catch. South Africa is no ...