Natural Wonder Know-How

Mpumalanga could quite easily be called one of the most naturally diverse treasure troves in South Africa. Home to many natural wonders dating back millions of years, Mpumalanga is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.

If you plan on embarking on a trip to any of the many game parks or nature reserves within this region, it is recommended you set aside an entire day for travel, sightseeing and soaking up the atmosphere of this gorgeous part of South Africa.

Here are our top 3 game park and nature reserve picks worth visiting:

The Kruger National Park
As the flagship game reserve of South Africa, the Kruger National Park spans nearly 2 million hectares of land – making it larger than the country of Israel! Visiting this national park offers the ultimate in game drive experiences. There are 9 different access gates to this national park.

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Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
For a completely alternative way to explore a national park, the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve offers game viewing via boat across the placid waters of the dam, with a well-informed tour guide. The Loskop Dam region is also popular with avid fishermen, offering several species of fish: Carp, Red- Breasted Bream, Blue-Breasted Bream, Sharp Tooth Catfish, Eels, Yellow Fish and Mudfish.

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Songimvelo Game Reserve
Situated 100km from Barberton, Songimvelo Game Reserve covers 50 000 hectares of a remote green corner of southern Mpumalanga and is one of the oldest regions on earth, with rocks dating back some 3.5 billion years. For a unique experience, take a day safari on horseback!

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