South Africa is home to nine diverse provinces, all with their own unique climates, vegetation, and exciting things to see and do. This can make deciding which provinces and towns to visit quite overwhelming. In this article, we’ll be zoning in on the lush and peaceful province of Mpumalanga. Whether you’re interested in affordable accommodation around Secunda in Mpumalanga or visiting the world-famous Kruger National Park, we’ll be providing you with a few reasons why this province should be at the top of your South African travel itinerary!
Home to South Africa’s Best Game Reserves
One of the things that Mpumalanga is best known for is being home to the Kruger National Park, which is one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa. But within the province, you’ll also find Sabi Sands, Songimvelo, Mjejane, and many other game reserves. Your options are endless and there is a reserve for every preference and budget.
If you like scenic drives, gorgeous waterfalls, and breathtaking views, then Mpumalanga is definitely the province for you. The province’s dramatic scenery is best exemplified by its Panromaic Route along the escarpment, which provides dozens of magnificent hiking trails.
Warm Subtropical Climate
Mpumalanga provides fair weather all year round and you can expect warm temperatures sprinkled with showers in the summers, and cool, short winters interspersed by near-perfect conditions in the province’s shoulder seasons of autumn and spring.
Off the Beaten Track
Even though Mpumalanga has so much to offer its visitors, it is still not nearly as busy as provinces like the Western Cape and Gauteng. Since it is a bit off the beaten track, you can expect a quieter environment and cheaper options when it comes to accommodation and attractions!
Not Far From Johannesburg
Whether you’re flying from a local or international destination, it is usually most convenient and affordable to fly into Johanessburg. The good news is that the border of Mpumalanga is just under 300 kilometers from Johannesburg and there are many different travel options to choose from.
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