Top 10: Getaways in Mpumalanga

Blyde River Canyon Blyde River Canyon, perfect getaway spot.

1 Safari in the Kruger National Park

Your chances of lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote hideouts. more

2 View the Blyde River Canyon

Part of the Panorama Route, this area has spectacular canyon views, lots of adventure opportunities and plenty of pleasant spots to stay and soak up the beautiful scenery. more

3 Visit historic Pilgrim's Rest

This is original gold-rush and ancient mountain territory, and a lovely corner of the scenic SA, Mozambique and Swaziland triangle. It's wild Africa at its very best. more

4 Explore Sabie and its surrounds

The famous Long Tom Pass drops from the misty heights of Mashishing (Lydenberg) to green hills filled with history, adventure and friendly people. more

5 Go flyfishing in Dullstroom

Silver dams, wild flowers, historic villages and great trout fishing. A well-heeled region often fondly dubbed 'Trouteng'. more

6 Drive from Waterval Boven to Waterval Onder

This historic mountainous region is home to wonderful getaways, torrid history, great scenery and evocative train trips. A place of passion and history. more

7 Stay in White River / Hazyview

Known for its artists and spectacular shopping, the area is hip and happening and full of charming hotels, B&B’s, lodges and guesthouses. more

8 Enjoy the Chrissiesmeer Lake District

Chrissiesmeer is at the centre of Mpumalanga’s lake district, the biggest freshwater lake in the country where there is excellent birding in the area. more

9 Go shopping in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

The bustling capital of Mpumalanga is a heady mix of people and places, with some top class hotels and restaurants with an Afro-chic flavour. more

10 See the wild horses of Kaapsehoop

This historic gold rush village is home to artists, wild horses, glorious views and forests, as well as friendly village establishments. more