Formerly known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga, is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations.
Mpumalanga is an amazing region as it is not only home some of the worlds best game reserves, it also has the third-deepest canyon in the world, ancient caves, and a truly fascinating gold-rush history.
The naturally beautiful and diverse landscape of Mpumalanga is enhanced by a rich history that has left its intriguing and beguiling mark on this awe-inspiring land. But as it is home to South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park, one of the world's largest wildlife reserves boasting an impressive array of indigenous species wildlife and in particular 'safaris' are on everyone's minds in Mpumalanga.
A safari brings you up close and personal with the awesome power, miraculous design and moving beauty of nature. It offers a chance to escape the sanitised, toned down, hemmed in aspects of modern life and to revel in wide open spaces and the simplicity of an environment where survival of the fittest is a way of life, not a tired cliché. Of course the best elements of modern life are part of the equation, so expect fine cuisine, luxurious accommodation and exceptional service from dawn till dusk and on into the night.
Stay a few nights at one of the superb country lodges located amidst the scenic forests and mountains, followed by a trip into the Kruger Park, where a few days at a private game lodge will be unforgettable.
Mpumalanga Holidays Fact File
November - February
11 hours 30 minutes to Cape Town or 11 hours to Johannesburg
British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Cape Town and Johannesburg. British Airways also offer an additional direct service from London Gatwick to Cape Town during the winter season (January to March). Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways
South African rand
+ 2 hours