Historical Sites of Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is a province with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife with a variety of popular hiking trails, a myriad waterfalls, patches of indigenous forest and many nature reserves.

Mountains in the Barberton area of Mpumalanga have yielded minute fossils thought to be among the first signs of life on earth, dated to about 3 300 million years ago.

Pilgrims Rest
The entire town has been declared a national monument. Visitors can relive the days of the old Transvaal gold rush.

Some of the oldest sedimentary rock formations in the world are found here. A rich historical and cultural heritage makes it an ideal tourist destination

Piet Retief
Voortrekker descendants were the founders of the original village, but settlers of all nationalities, among them Germans and Scots, soon found the tranquil grass and timberlands setting attractive.

Botshabelo provides a fair representation of the mission station of a century ago and also incorporates a Ndebele village - an open-air museum established to preserve the tribal culture.

Mpumalanga Escarpment & Lowveld
Land of the 'Big Five', with the Kruger National Park as the best known, but also various private Game Reserves in the area. Also hiking, eco-safaris, hunting, fishing, arts & crafts, ethnic villages, wonders of nature, green gold and much more

Shangana Cultural Village
The residents of the traditional villages of Shangana invite guests to share in the way of life of the Shangaan people.

Historical Sites of Mpumalanga