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Visit Marloth Park – a unique conservation area brimming with wildlife
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Visit Marloth Park – a unique conservation area brimming with wildlife

South of The Kruger National Park, separated only by a fence and the Crocodile River, is Marloth Park - a unique conservation area that brims with wildlife and is thick with dense bush. If you are travelling to Marloth Park from Johannesburg / Pretoria Accommodation I would recommend going via the extremely scenic N4 Road the entire way until you reach Olifants Drive at which point you will turn north towards the Park. Toll roads dominate the N4 so be prepared to stop three times and bring enough cash with to cover these expenses. The drive time is approximately five hours. Another r...
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Exploring South Africa’s oldest private reserve, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
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Exploring South Africa’s oldest private reserve, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The first pioneers of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve date back to the late 1920’s.  They aimed to protect the beautiful fauna and flora of the land and today six of those families have third and fourth generation owners of the land. It was only in 1948 when landowners formed Sabi Sand private nature reserve.  Here you’ll find endangered species, surreal safari experiences, moving landscapes and world-class lodges. Endangered species on the reserve include Honey Badgers, Red-billed Oxpeckers,  Wild Dogs, Bats and Ground Hornbill. The Sand and Sabie Rivers supply this reserve with water and provi...
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A Winter weekend getaway to the Highlands Meander
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A Winter weekend getaway to the Highlands Meander

For Gauteng residents, it will only take a 2-3 hour drive from the bustle of the city to reach the tranquility of the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander.  This area calls to all lovers of nature, rock climbers, fly fishing enthusiasts and bird watchers.  For those who wouldn’t mind taking a walk through the history books of South Africa, you’ll find many reminders and monuments of a time gone by. The town of Belfast welcomes visitors as the gateway to the Meander.  This is a mining town and quality coal, iron, granite and black granite form a big part of this town’s economy.  Fly fishers will fin...
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Enjoy the view at Tanamera Lodge in Hazyview
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Enjoy the view at Tanamera Lodge in Hazyview

Head into the forest and find yourself at the 4-star graded Tanamera Lodge set on the slopes of the malaria-free Sabie River Valley. Enjoy breathtaking scenery on the Lowveld in comfortable, beautiful accommodation in Hazyview. You have the perfect base to explore the big 5 Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route on the R536. If you're a birding enthusiast then bring your binoculars and spend some time looking for the Purple Crested Turaco and Narina Trogan (just some of the feathered friends you'll find). If you're looking for a meal with a little difference you can enjoy a private din...
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Exploring the Panorama Route
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Exploring the Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is situated in Mpumalanga Province at stretches from the town of Graskop (the official gateway) and then includes famous South African attractions like the Echo Caves, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. As the home of these popular tourist favourites, the Panorama Route  is frequented by visitors from all over the world. The province of Mpumalanga is a particularly lush, fertile one, with tropical and subtropical vegetation. This means that vistas of the landscape are peppered with green mountains, densely vegetated valleys, deep canyons and pristine clear water...
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We Explore the Lowveld National Botanical Garden
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We Explore the Lowveld National Botanical Garden

The Mpumalanga Province is known around the world for its natural beauty and vibrant abundance in terms of the trees, flowers and general vegetation that flourishes here. The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens are the perfect place in which to immerse yourself in this beauty and to appreciate the natural wonders of real South African flora. These gardens are situated just off White River Road in the province’s capital city, Nelspruit. The gardens are intercepted by the Crocodile River and the Nels River, which converge right in the heart of the gardens, creating stunning waterfalls that thu...
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Explore Marloth Park
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Explore Marloth Park

The wildlife sanctuary of Marloth Park is a stunning holiday hotspot on the southern border of the world-famous Kruger National Park. This part of South Africa is acclaimed for its richness and diversity in terms of the fauna and flora that have made this their home. Some of the animals include four out of the Big 5; namely rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion. The boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park is formed by the magnificent Crocodile River, and the African Elephants of Kruger (the fifth member of the Big 5) are frequently spotted drinking from its cool waters. ...
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Luxury Health Resorts In Mpumalanga
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Luxury Health Resorts In Mpumalanga

Nothing compares to the sheer indulgence of a health resort, where your body, mind and soul are treated to refreshing and ultimately relaxing treatments. Some resorts are more medically-oriented in their approach, which results in more stringent eating programmes and fitness regimes. Others are more about beauty and relaxation, pampering guests during their stay. Just be sure that you are completely aware of which option you require and that the resort you choose caters to your needs. Some if the Finest Luxury Health Resorts in Mpumalanga Amani Spa at Walkersons Hotel and Spa The world-clas...
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The Sudwala Caves
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The Sudwala Caves

At 240 million years old, the Sudwala Caves are believed to be the oldest caves in the world. They were opened as a tourist attraction in 1965 after being used for decades as a hideaway and even a home to some of Africa’s early indigenous folk. The Sudwala Caves are part of the Malmani Dolomite Ridge of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. This cave was formed by natural gases in the groundwater. This water, with gas as a solution in it, seeps through the cracks and dissolves the rock. There are a number of structures formed by the millennia of dissolution of rock and other natural processes. Th...
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A Little Taste of Nelspruit
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A Little Taste of Nelspruit

Now known as Mbombela, Nelspruit is the capital of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This town, known for its prime positioning within the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, is 330 kilometres from the commercial, cultural and tourist hotspot of Johannesburg. It is also only 100 kilometres from Mozambique. Its subtropical climate and plentiful sunshine makes for a stunning vacation and even more breath-taking views. The climate and lush conditions make for ideal farming conditions. Therefore, Nelspruit is known for its agriculture industry, particularly in terms of tropical...
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Sabie Named Town of the Year 2012
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Sabie Named Town of the Year 2012

Sabie Named Town of the Year 2012: Ute from Villa Ticino in Sabie, Mpumalanga was ecstatic when she told us that her town had won Dorp van die Jaar 2012 (Town of the Year)! We thought it was really cool too! On Saturday 25 August 2012 the Sabie Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held a Makietie in celebration of this title. Plenty of fun was had with an early morning mountain bike fun ride, music and entertainment and a parade. Ute shared some of her excitement with us ... "When Sabie was announced as the winner for the Dorp van die Jaar 2012 from Kwêla & Rapport everybody was extrem...
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I Love Ohrigstad Because …
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I Love Ohrigstad Because …

Hi, I’m Hennielene from Iketla Lodge in Ohrigstad on the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga. OHRIGSTAD is a small village with a large agricultural community surrounding it and IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning scenery and tranquillity. Its location close to the Blyde River Canyon, makes it an ideal base from which to explore this diverse and spectacular area. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Three Rondavels late in the afternoon when the sun paints the cliffs red. THE BEST dramatic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Bourke’s Luck Potholes due to the strange rock formations and cascading water.  Other ha...
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I Love Marloth Park Because …
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I Love Marloth Park Because …

Hi, I’m Pat Ross from Marloth Kruger Lodges in Marloth Park in the Wild Frontier Region of Mpumalanga. Marloth Park IS BEST KNOWN FOR its free roaming animals. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Kruger National Park. THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT sunrise or sunset, enjoy all of the beautiful colours. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Crocodile River. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO swim at the watergat pool. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO cuddle up with a snag blanket and read. I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS winter, BECAUSE you get to see so many more animals. ...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 6 Great Campsites in Mpumalanga
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I Wanna Go Camping! 6 Great Campsites in Mpumalanga

With the Kruger National Park on your doorstep how can anything possibly compete, when it comes to camping? Popular campsites like Berg-en-Dal, Maroela, Satara, Balule and Letaba tend to place other camping experiences in the shade, when it comes to bush camping holidays. But Mpumalanga is not the Kruger alone. Mpumalanga also embraces forests, mountains, gushing rivers and waterfalls, mountain passes that make you gasp and some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. The province is not dubbed 'paradise country' for nothing and big game is not the only draw card, albeit a major ...
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I Love Dullstroom Because …
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I Love Dullstroom Because …

Hi, I’m Atjie Bekker from Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. Dullstroom IS BEST KNOWN FOR top of the range fly fishing, the wonderful mist and priceless snowfalls! We are on the Eastern escarpment; two hours drive from Pretoria Accommodation and Johannesburg and at 2053m above sea level are the highest town in South Africa! Dullstroom is a tourist destination and also an ideal stopover fro tourists on the Panorama Route; halfway between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park. GET YOUR PORTRAIT SKETCHED AT Dimitrov Art Gallery. THE BEST Fauna and Flora PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Verloren Val...
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