Mpumalanga

 

Mpumalanga is located on the east coast of South Africa and the name of this province means the ‘place where the sun rises’. It is the gateway to the famous Kruger Park that lies to the north. But Mpumalanga has many more attractions. Nature has several beautiful shapes with mountains, waterfalls, lakes, thermal springs, grasslands, swamps and many species of flora and fauna.

Sights

The majestic Drakensberg begins in this province and is home to one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the country: the Blyde River Canyon. In Mpumalanga are some nice places such as historic gold mine towns such as Pilgrim’s Rest , Sabie and Dullstroom. This last town has a British atmosphere and is the center of trout fishing. Fishing is one of the activities that you can do in this province.

Here you also have excellent opportunities for mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, bungee jumping, ballooning and hiking. In this province you will find rare specimens of San rock art and in the Botshabelo Historical Village you can learn more about the culture of one of the South African tribes, the amaNdebele.

Climate

In the summer it can reach more than 35 degrees Celsius in the lowlands, but usually the temperature fluctuates around 24 degrees. Severe showers can occur during this period. In the highlands it can freeze during the winter but in the lower parts the temperature varies from 10 to 26 degrees.

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