Where to Stay - South Africa

Mpumalanga Travel Tips and Tourist Information for the Mpumalanga


Mpumalanga, known as “Paradise Country”, is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations and there are few regions in the world to match the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld and escarpment. Mpumalanga covers nearly 80 000 km˛ from rolling highlands to the lofty escarpment and the lush wetlands.

Mpumalanga is also the home of the world famous Kruger National Park where an outstanding variety of game, birds and wildlife can be viewed. The 1870’s “Gold Rush” and fortune hunters have made this area rich in history. Places such as Barberton and Pilgrims Rest have become the most explored towns. The scenery is absolutely amazing and draws back tourists year after year.

Mpumalanga’s Capital city, Nelspruit, is now flourishing due to its tobacco and timber industries. Nelspruit itself is a very trendy and modern city leading into historic towns (by contrast), intimidating mountains and gorgeous game sanctuaries.