Dangers & Annoyances

There have been cases of tourists being unlawfully fined by corrupt police, who have pocketed the money. If you are stopped, remember that it is illegal to pay cash to a traffic officer or any other official at the roadside. Fines should be paid at a police station or magistrates court, where a receipt must be issued. Road tolls must be paid at official toll plazas only.

If you have any problems or doubts, call the 24-hour police hotline on 082 451 7044 or 082 462 2557, or Kruger Lowveld Ehlanzeni.

Tourist Information

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (www.mpumalanga.com) The website has information on the province's tourist routes, nature reserves and more.

Safcol (www.safcol.co.za) Oversees forest areas, promotes ecotourism and manages hiking trails around Mpumalanga.