Mpumalanga forms part of the 9 provinces in South Africa. In the languages, Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu, the provinces name means “the place where the sun rises”. You are most likely to get burnt by the sun so, don’t forget to bring along some sunscreen on your trip.
The province is situated in the eastern part of South Africa, bordering Eswatini and Mozambique. It makes up 6.5 percent of the country’s land area. It shares borders with the country’s other provinces; Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The provinces capital is Mbombela.
Prior to 1994, Mpumalanga was part of the Transvaal Province. The provinces name was Eastern Transvaal, from its initial establishment in 1994 until August 24th of 1995. Before the establishment of the province, the term “Eastern Transvaal” was used to refer to the eastern part of the Transvaal Province.
The province has a rich archaeological heritage. Tourists are encouraged to visit the Bokoni stone-walled sites, built by a precolonial agropastoral society between 1500 and 1820 A.D.
Mpumalanga boasts in various activities and experiences for locals and tourists. Take a trip to the Blyde River Canyon, which boasts in gorgeous valleys and affordable accommodations surrounding it. God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon was truly made in God’s image. Its hiking trails and amazing views confirm this.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the many experiences in the province, that offers visitors an opportunity to get up-close and personal with the province’s wildlife. Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park, offers visitors with a range of reptiles and shows. Induna Adventures caters to the adventurous traveller and offers activities ranging from rafting, zipline, abseiling, quad biking, paintballing and river adventures. End your trip off at the Elephant Whispers and interact with rescued elephants at the centre.