One of the highlights of your stay is certain to be an excursion to the Kruger National Park - one of the most eminent game parks in the world. The Phabeni Gate is only a 15 minute drive from Kruger Park Lodge. Other attractions include:
Mpumalanga,the place of the rising sun, is one of South Africa 's fastest growing provinces. Most people are attracted by the splendid panorama, others by the fauna and flora, and yet others by the saga of the 1870's gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends.
Appropriately branded as 'Paradise Country' a small number of regions in the world can contest the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld and escarpment. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests typify the landscape.
This is also Big Game country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Among them, the Kruger National Park is world renowned, as are several of the luxurious private reserves on its western boundary.
The entire area offers incomparable opportunities for bird watching, hiking, horse riding and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout. Steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound.
Barberton and Pilgrim's Rest are among the most famed. A unique, additional dimension occurs in the Middleveld region, which is occupied by the Ndebele people, noteworthy for their traditional gear and attractively decorated houses.
En route to the Kruger National Park through Mpumalanga, you have the opportunity to see breath-taking vistas of the locale. Turn off the N4 to the village of Dullstroom , journey over the Long Tom Pass and its magnificent panoramic views to Lone Creek Falls and the amiable forestry town of Sabie . Just beyond Sabie, the Mac Mac Falls are worth stopping for; and you can indulge yourself in a swim in the crystal-clear pools.
|Principal languages||siSwati 30,8%
|Population||3 122 990|
|Area (km2)||79 490|
|% of total area||6,5%|
|Average GGP*||R70 621 million|
|Average % of total GDP**||7,2%|