Welcome to Mpumalanga

The province’s major draw, though, is the massive Blyde River Canyon, which carves its way spectacularly through the Drakensberg Escarpment. The world's third-largest canyon, it's one of South Africa’s iconic sights and on a clear day the many vantage points can leave you breathless.

The Eastern Lowveld also provides access to the southern half of Kruger National Park, with an excellent selection of lodges and wilderness activities right on the mighty park’s doorstep.

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Mpumalanga activities

$1925.61 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day Small Group South Africa Safari from Johannesburg

A 14 day accommodated adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga and the Big 5 of Kruger. Cruising the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers with hippos and crocodiles, walking the Polokwane National Game Reserve, Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, viewing elephant in Botswana, feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls, gliding the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and open vehicle game drives in Chobe and Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

$263.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Kruger Park Tour from Johannesburg

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Upon collection from your hotel (unescorted, driver only), head east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [Dinner] DAY 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Stop at one of the rest camps for lunch (own account). Spend the remainder of the afternoon game viewing.  Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner] DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg in the early evening at approximately 18h30 (unescorted) where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]

$113.59 Outdoor Activities

Adventure Lowveld Tour

The drive to Graskop in Mpumalanga takes about four-and-a-half hours and the simple ride is perfect for a road trip with friends or family.  Guests will be picked up from their hotel in Jhb or airport at 06:30 AM.  Depending on traffic the expected time of arrival in Graskop will be at 11:30 AM. The lift neighbours a cosy coffee shop, an arts-and-craft market, an art gallery, boutique shops and the Big Swing. A late breakfast included in the price awaits all guests.  After breakfast guests will enjoy the adventure awaiting them.  People are escorted by the friendly but strict guides on duty. Visitors will be transported into a forest environment where on a clear day they will be able to see across the Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique, and the flat plains of Swaziland. Before departing back to Joburg at 16:00 PM guests will enjoy a cold to drink which is also included in the price.  Expected time of arrival in Joburg will be 20:00 PM. Guests will be dropped off at their hotels.

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4 days Kruger National park tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kruger National ParkWe start the tour in Johannesburg/Pretoria early in the morning(6:00-7:00 am)and head to Kruger National Park (Mpumalanga province) the drive takes approximately 5-6 hours.En-route clients will have the time to enjoy the splendor of the Mpumalanga province. (Mpumalanga is the Swati name for “Place of the rising sun”) It boasts an abundance of wildlife and a richness of South African culture.We drive through some of the small towns such as Emalahleni, "Place of Coal", (formerly known as Witbank), Middleburg, Belfast, Dullstroom (Our fly fishing mecca), Lydenburg and Origstad.Lunch in Dullstroom (own expense)After lunch we head straight to the lodgeArrival time between 13:00-14:00Sunset game drive between 15:30 and 19h30Dinner at the lodge after Sunset game drive (open safari truck)Day 2 -BLD (close vehicle)Depart the lodge around 05:30.Early morning game drive.Breakfast between 08:00 and 9:30 amResume the game drive after breakfast until lunch timeLunch between 13:00 and 14:00 pmContinue with game drive until 17:00 pm and head back at the lodgeDinner at the lodge between 19:00 and 20:00 pmDay 3 BLD (closed vehicle)Leaving the lodge around 05:30Morning game driveBreakfast between 08:00 and 9:30 amContinue with our game drive after breakfast until lunch timeLunch between 13:00 and 14:00 pmContinue with game drive until 17:00 pm and head back at the lodgeDinner at the lodge between 19:00 and 20:00 pmDay 4 -B-(closed vehicle)On the final day we explore the Panorama Route:Breakfast between 07:00 and 8:00Blyde River Canyon.We visit the scenic landmarks of The Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God's Window.After the Panorama we head back to Johannesburg/PretoriaArrival time 17:00 pm (End tour)

$200.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Panorama Route Private Day Tour from Hazyview

The mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga provides us with stunning views of the Lowveld and this day tour offers excellent opportunity to see some of the province’s most spectacular scenery. This area is known as the magnificent Panorama Route.This wonderful full day tour includes sights such as God’s Window, with its spectacular views across the Lowveld, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, with its extraordinary rock formations, the Blyde River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the World, the famous Three Rondawels and historic Pilgrims Rest (time permitting) where “Wheelbarrow Patterson” discovered gold. Lunch is included at renowned Harrie’s Pancakes in Graskop.Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

$2204.39 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South Africa Wildlife and Culture 7-Day Tour from Johannesburg

Day 1: Mpumalanga (D)Depart Johannesburg and travel to Mpumalanga via the Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at God's Window and the Mac Mac Falls. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel to freshen up before dinner. Overnight stay at Perry's Bridge HollowDay 2: Kruger National Park (B, D)Depart on an open-vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The park is home to an impressive number of flora, fauna, and wildlife. Return to your hotel in the afternoon, and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You will have the option to return to the Kruger National Park for an evening safari (additional charge).Overnight stay at Perry's Bridge HollowDay 3: Swaziland (B, L)After breakfast, journey to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny  kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture and offers beautiful scenery and attractions, such as game reserves and art-and-craft outlets. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. After, arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Overnight stay at Royal Swazi SunDay 4: Mkuze (B, D)Visit the Swazi Candle Factory where each candle is made and finished by hand. Continue via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal. Take an afternoon scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. Return to the hotel for dinner.Overnight stay at Ghost Mountain InnDay 5: Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve (B, D)Transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a full day of game viewing. Enjoy a Zulu cultural experience which will expose you to traditional Zulu beer and spear making, sangomas, Zulu stick fighting, bead-and-basket making and the high-kicking, rhythmic Zulu dancing. End the day with dinner at the hotel.Overnight stay at Zulu Nyala Heritage Hotel Day 6: St Lucia Wetland Park (B)Continue the journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St. Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you embark on a boat trip which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippos, and numerous bird species. Arrive in Durban during the afternoon at your hotel. Overnight stay at Benjamin HotelDay 7: Durban (B)Embark on a Durban City Tour, and spend the morning discovering the cultural and historical contrasts of the city. The tour ends with drop-off at King Shaka International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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