Mpumalanga City Guide

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Mpumalanga is not a highly developed province with large cities and towns - instead, visitors to the province are brought closer to nature.

Nelspruit is the capital of the province, a friendly commercial city set in lush surroundings. The streets are lined with jacaranda and flamboyant trees and the city boasts excellent sporting facilities. From Nelspruit good roads radiate to the game reserves of the lowveld, the mountains and the historic towns.

In the area east and south of Nelspruit you'll find the historic towns of Barberton, Komatipoort, Kaapmuiden and Badplaas. Barberton was the centre of the local gold rush and the facade of Africa's first stock exchange, which was built in 1887, still stands.

Prospectors combed the area during the late 19th century gold rush. Visitors are transported back to those days in the village of Pilgrim's Rest, a national monument.

On the escarpment and highveld areas small towns like Machadodorp, Belfast, Waterval Boven, Lydenburg, Sabie and Graskop dotted the skyline.

Main Cities & Towns in Mpumalanga:

Badplaas | Badplaas Accommodation
Badplaas (place of Healing Waters) is a small town famous for the hot sulphur spring which bubbles out of the ground into the Hydro Spa (Forever Resorts Badplaas).

Barberton | Barberton Accommodation
Barberton is the gem of the Lowveld, situated in picturesque surroundings and scenic beauty in the De Kaap Valley, where some of the oldest sedimentary rock formations in the world are found. The rich heritage makes it an ideal tourist destination.

Belfast | Belfast Accommodation
Belfast is one of the coldest places in South Africa and remowned for its trout fishing and highveld scenery.

Chrissiesmeer | Chrissiesmeer Accommodation
The ancient San were the first inhabitants of this lake region. The town is one of the most important eco-tourist destinations in the country.

Dullstroom | Dullstroom Accommodation
Explore Dullstroom with its scenic hikes, horse riding trails and picnic spots beside breathtaking waterfalls and walk through an abundance of wild flowers and catch a glimpse of secretive fauna.

Ermelo | Ermelo Accommodation
Ermelo is one of the larger towns in Mpumalanga, center for a district where comprehensive mixed farming is practiced and a stop-over en-route to KwaZulu Natal.

Graskop | Graskop Accommodation
Situated on the Panorama Route close to God's Window, various waterfalls, Three Rondawels, Blyde Canyon, Bourke's Luck, Pilgrims Rest and various other attractions.

Groblersdal | Groblersdal Accommodation
Groblersdal originated because of the irrigation scheme of the Loskop Dam. The primal crops are cotton, citrus, groundnuts, sunflowers, vegetables, grapes, soya beans, paprika, corn and tobacco.

Hazyview | Hazyview Accommodation
In the heart of the Lowveld, a few kilometres outside the Kruger National Park and close to scenic wonders like God's Window and Blyde River Canyon, Hazyview is perfectly positioned for exploring this enchanting region.

Komatipoort | Komatipoort Accommodation
Started out as a railway construction worker's camp, the town is today is a railway and customs centre (to Mozambique) and provides access to the Kruger Park.

Lydenburg | Lydenburg Accommodation
Painters, wood carvers, stained glass artists, botanical sketch artist are just some of the talented artists residing in Lydenburg. Lydenburg is also an eco-traveller and adventure fundi's paradise. It is within easy reach of world-renowned attractions.

Malelane | Malelane Accommodation
Malelane is situated in the lush Crocodile River Valley very close to the Kruger National Park. It is only 43km from the Mocambique border and within reach of a quick day trip to Maputo.

Marloth Park | Marloth Park Accommodation
Wildlife estate on the Crocodile River on the southern boundary of Kruger National Park where wildlife roam freely and where you'll experience excellent birding.

Middelburg - Mpumalanga | Middelburg (MP) Accommodation
Middelburg is known as the 'Stainless Steel Capital of Africa' It has a strong infrastructure and well-establised community.

Nelspruit | Nelspruit Accommodation
Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River about 330 kilometres east of Johannesburg.

Ohrigstad | Ohrigstad Accommodation
Ohrigstad nestles in a valley on the R36 between the Abel Erasmus Pass and Lydenburg.

Piet Retief | Piet Retief Accommodation
Situated in the lush green Assegai Valley, known as The Meeting Place of Cultures, with some eight indigenous cultures converging here, as well as a German speaking community. A prosperous farming community and gateway to Swaziland.

Pilgrims Rest | Pilgrims Rest Accommodation
Pilgrims Rest is a living museum - the entire town has been declared a national Monument - taking the visitors to the day of old Transvaal Gold Rush.

Sabie | Sabie Accommodation
Sabie is a small country town nestled in the majestic Drakensberg escarpment mountains of Mpumalanga offering a tranquil, malaria-free holiday destination.

Main agricultural centre in western Mpumalanga on the banks of the Vaal River close to the Grootdraai Dam.

Volksrust | Volksrust Accommodation
Situated close to many famous battlesites, Volksrust is the ideal stop-over when travelling between Johannesburg and Durban.

Waterval Boven | Waterval Boven Accommodation
Waterval Boven is the perfect setting for the weekend break, extended holiday or ideally situated stop over between Johannesburg and Nelspruit or Kruger Park.

White River | White River Accommodation
White River is an important farming and tourism centre that has its origin around 1890, and is still a base for exploring the Kruger National Park (next door) and the various other natural wonders in the vicinity.

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