1Kanyamazane Township Tour, Nelspruit
Head for this vibey township that is a colourful, bustling mix of Swazi and Tsonga people. Check out arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens.
2Artists Route, White River
Visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists, including potters, weavers, candle makers, glassblowers, sculptors – and even taxidermists.
3Shangana Cultural Village, Hazyview
Set in a heady sub-tropical landscape, and built of wood and thatch, Shangana is an excellent place for an evening under the stars enjoying traditional dancing, drumming, feasting and lively storytelling.
Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village which is now famed for its coffee shops, pubs and more than a hundred wild horses!
5Matsamo Cultural Village, Jeppe’s Reef border post
What makes the Swazi people so famed for their culture, folkore, dancing, drumming and arts? Head for Matsamo and immerse yourself in this rich and ancient African culture.
6Rock Art Routes
Mountain caves across Mpumalanga bear testament to the intrepid San people who once roamed here, leaving behind a virtual gallery of the masters of the Stone Age.
7Botshabelo Cultural Village, Middelburg
Step back in time to a Victorian village with a museum complex, parsonage and church, as well as an authentic Ndebele village.
The first place where gold was discovered in South Africa, the entire village is a living monument to the gold rush days, featuring charming museums, shops and hotels.
9The historic town of Barberton
The historic town of Barberton dates back to the 1880s gold rush. Take a heritage trail along original 19th-century kerbstones or follow in the footsteps of the original miners. Visit an old but still working gold mine, and watch young artisans fashion jewellery from the world's oldest gold.
10Labyrinth at Boondocks, Barberton
A New Age cultural encounter – the labyrinth here is set under huge trees on the banks of a river, and is a beautiful replica of the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.