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 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 ...
Heading northwards, along the R40 from Nelspruit, the road takes you into the pleasant and attractive town of White River. White River has a number of excellent curio shops and venues for the tourist and is a branch off point for the Kruger National Park, as well as to private reserves and areas located to the north of the Mpumalanga province.
Mpumalanga, 'the land of the rising sun' to its Siswati- and Zulu- speaking inhabitants, extends east from Gauteng to Mozambique and Swaziland. To many visitors the province is synonymous with the Kruger National Park, the real draw of South Africa's east flank, and one of Africa's best game parks.
East of the bustling city of Johannesburg in the Mpumalanga Province is the agricultural hub of Nelspruit. Located near the Kruger National Park, Nelspruit is not just a major centre for fruit production in South Africa, but is a wonderful destination for nature lovers and it is home to a new soccer stadium, built for the hosting of the 2010 Football World Cup. With mango, pawpaw, avocado ...