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Mpumalanga Visitorials

We ♥ Mpumalanga … We’ve asked those in the know, to complete a short questionnaire highlighting their favourites about destinations in Mpumalanga. Stop by before you travel and discover where locals go for the best cup of coffee, their favourite restaurants and shops and much more. We’re letting you in on all of their secrets …

Friday, 17 August 2012

I Love Ohrigstad Because …

I ♥ Ohrigstad

I ♥ Ohrigstad

Hi, I’m Hennielene Botha 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 happy snaps at God’s Window and the Pinnacle. Continued

Monday, 9 July 2012

I Love Marloth Park Because …

I ♥ Marloth Park

I ♥ Marloth Park

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. Continued

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I Love Dullstroom Because …

I ♥ Dullstroom

I ♥ Dullstroom

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 Vallei, only 12km from town.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the top of the highest point in the area … heads in the clouds and your feet on the ground! Or if you’re very lucky you can get a few snaps if you are here during a winter snowfall. Continued

Friday, 2 March 2012

I Love Hectorspruit Because …

I ♥ Hectorspruit

I ♥ Hectorspruit

Hi, I’m Bianka from LeoLapa in Hectorspruit, Mpumalanga.

Hectorspruit IS BEST KNOWN FOR Mjejane Game Reserve.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Buffalo Hotel, kissing the buffalo!

THE BEST animal PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Mjejane Reserve.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO spend the day in the pool at LeoLapa.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO drive through the Kruger National Park.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS April and May, BECAUSE the weather is a bit cooler. Continued

Monday, 10 October 2011

I Love White River Because …

I ♥ White River

I ♥ White River

Hi, I’m Amanda from umSisi House and umSisi Cottage just outside White River on the way to the Kruger National Park and just minutes away from the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre.

White River IS BEST KNOWN FOR its proximity to the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IN the Blyde River Canyon and show your friends what it looks like to be ‘[on top of the world’.

THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Three Rondavels where the sign says ‘Do not go any further’.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT God’s Window and Wonder View. Continued

Friday, 23 September 2011

I Love Hazyview Because …

I ♥ Hazyview

I ♥ Hazyview

Hi, I’m Tina from Böhm’s Zeederberg Country House in Hazyview, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga.

Hazyview IS BEST KNOWN FOR its warm friendly climate and people, and being so centrally located to major tourist attractions such as Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT God’s Window (surely the closest you will get to heaven on earth)!

THE BEST sundowner PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the sundowner deck with a cocktail in hand at Böhm’s Zeederberg Country House. Continued

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I Love Malelane Because …

I ♥ Malelane

I ♥ Malelane

Hi, I’m Peter Jaehne from Khandizwe River Lodge in Malelane.

Malelane IS BEST KNOWN FOR its lush, tropical surroundings and proximity to the Kruger National Park.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Malelane Bridge with hippos frolicking below you in river.

THE BEST Kruger Park PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Malelane Gate,the entrance gate to the Kruger National Park.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO relax in my swimming pool watching the elephants below the Lodge.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO watch National Geographic movies about Africa and its beautiful wildlife.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS all year around BECAUSE the colours of the bush and its flora and fauna changes all the time. Continued

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

I Love Komatipoort Because …

I ♥ Komatipoort

I ♥ Komatipoort

Hi, I’m Suefrom Trees Too Guest Lodge in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga.

Komatipoort IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Crocodile Bridge Gate into the Kruger, being next to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders and for prawns!

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Kruger National Park with an obliging elephant or lion as your backdrop … subject to availability!

THE BEST wildlife PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the section of the Kruger between Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the stunning Samora Machel monument or from a micro light flight up the Crocodile River. Continued

Monday, 27 June 2011

I Love Nelspruit Because …

 

I ♥ Nelspruit

I ♥ Nelspruit

Hi, I’m Charmaine de Lange from Eco Eden Bush Lodge, Conference and Events Venue in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Nelspruit IS BEST KNOWN FOR its excellent climate, bushveld and nearby Kruger National Park.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT God’s Window on the Panorama route, an easy day drive with numerous waterfalls as well as the gold diggers town of Pilgrim’s Rest en route.  The scenery is literally breathtaking as you stand on top of the escarpment, looking into the KNP and Mozambique in the distance.

THE BEST action PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT The Big Swing in Graskop or doing white water rafting on the Sabie River.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Kaapsehoop, Blyde River Canyon and of course of the Big Five. Continued

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

I Love Sabie because …

I ♥ Sabie

I ♥ Sabie

Hi, I’m Janet Wills from Porcupine Ridge Guest House in Sabie, Mpumalanga.

SABIE IS BEST KNOWN FOR it’s glorious setting in the mountains, as the gateway to the magnificent Panorama Route, as a centre for Mountain Biking, Trout Fishing and adventure activities and of course for it’s close proximity to the Kruger National Park.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT God’s Window with the backdrop of the Lowveld all the way to Kruger Park and Mozambique.

THE BEST WATERFALL PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN from the bottom of Lone Creek and Bridal Veil Falls or looking down from the top of Lisbon and Berlin Falls.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Three Rondawels overlooking the awesome Blyde River Canyon and at the fascinating formations at Bourke’s Luck PotholesContinued