Top 10: Fun experiences in Mpumalanga

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1 Gold-panning at Pilgrim’s Rest.

Try your hand at gold-panning in this heritage mining town that dates back to the gold-rush days of the 1800s. You may not make your fortune, but you’ll certainly have fun. more

2 Panorama Route photographic safari.

Bring your camera along on a breathtaking journey – take pics of scenic wonders like the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window more

3 Stargazing, Kruger National Park.

An astronomy safari offers enthusiasts the chance to see Jupiter’s moons, Saturn’s rings and the Southern Cross against the backdrop of an inky African sky. more

4 Trout fishing in Dullstroom.

This popular weekend destination is known for its fantastic fly-fishing, along with great pubs, good food and upmarket country lodges. more

5 Shangana Cultural Village.

Get to know a bit more about local culture at this fascinating cultural village where a local sangoma will throw the bones and ask guidance for you from your ancestors. more

6 Best Pancakes in the World.

You’ve absolutely got to visit Harries Pancake Bar in Graskop – known for delicious pancakes with both savoury and sweet fillings. An institution in this part of the world. more

7 Observe wild horses, Kaapschehoop.

See the last of the free-roaming wild horses in South Africa in this small village known for its good food and arty atmosphere. more

8 Graskop Gorge Swing.

High-slide across the gorge at Graskop. Experience the rush of travelling along 1 of the world’s highest cable gorges as you swing 80m above the ground, against a scenic backdrop. more

9 Emnotweni Casino, Mbombela (Nelspruit).

Good place not only for gaming enthusiasts but also those who wish to shop for local arts, crafts and deli produce. The casino is next door to the largest shopping mall and movie complex in the area. more

10 Frogging Safari, Chrissiesmeer.

Yes, you have now heard it all! Go on a frogging safari in this scenic small town, but there's no guarantee that any of these frogs will turn into princes. more