4 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Mpumalanga Safari Vacation Today
While Mpumalanga might be one of South Africa’s smallest provinces, with less than 10% of the country’s population calling it home, “the place where the sun rises” is blessed with some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes in the country. It’s here where the Lowveld meets the Highveld, and where the incredible contrast of low plains and mist-shrouded mountains create mind-boggling panoramic views that recede into the seemingly endless distance.
What’s more, Mpumalanga is also home to some of South Africa’s most famous sights, lodges and attractions, including our country’s largest and most revered game park, the Kruger National Park. Mpumalanga also hosts the world’s oldest cave system, as well as the world’s third-largest canyon.
Do you really need any more reason to book your stay at a safari lodge in Mpumalanga? The province invites exploration, with its welcoming people, breathtaking scenery, and diverse flora and fauna, the province is the quintessential destination for any visitor to South Africa. Here are five reasons why you should book your safari vacation in Mpumalanga today.
#1 Majestic Mountains
The Drakensberg Mountains divide the province in two. The Great Escarpment originated more than four billion years ago, when Madagascar and the Antarctic separated from Africa, leaving behind the astounding contrast between the Lowveld and the Highveld. This left the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon in its wake, which eventually evolved into one of South Africa’s greatest tourist destinations.
It just so happens to be the world’s third largest canyon, trailing only the Grand Canyon in the United States, and the Fish River Canyon in neighbouring Namibia. The splendid scenery of Mpumalanga has led to one of the province’s most well-established tour sites, known as the Panorama Route.
Here is another reason to book your stay at a safari lodge in Mpumalanga. This province provides some of South Africa’s best opportunities for game viewing. It is also home to a vast variety of world-renowned game parks, including South Africa’s largest and oldest game viewing destination, the Kruger National Park.
Book your stay in the Kruger and enjoy some of the best game-viewing anywhere in the world. This is thanks to the abundance of game in proximity of the Kruger. It is here where you will find the quintessential savannah landscape that so many people envision of Africa.
#3 Bird Life
Mpumalanga is also famed for its incredible variety of birdlife. Birding in the province is amazing, thanks to the area’s eco-system and array of brilliant birds making for great bird spotting along the way. There are six popular bird species that many visitors to the Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga wish to see. These include the:
- Kori bustard
- Martial eagle
- Pel’s fishing owl
- Saddle-billed stork
- Lappet-faced vulture
- Southern ground hornbill
#4 Wilderness Trails
Mpumalanga is famous for its wilderness trials. While there is nothing wrong with exploring the province by vehicle, or even from a balloon’s bird’s eye view, another way to get up close and personal to nature is to experience the walking wilderness trail tours throughout the Kruger National Park, and the rest of the province.
The Kruger National Park, in particular, takes great care in maintaining its seven well-looked after wilderness trails, keeping them in great condition for those who wish to experience the park on foot. Some of the most famous walking safari routes in the Kruger National Park include the Wolhuter Trail, leaving from Berg-En-Dal, and the Metsi-Metsi Trail, leaving from Skukuza. Look forward to the high probability of coming across cheetahs, lions and rhinos along the Metsi-Metsi Trail.
Book Your Stay at Our Luxury Safari Lodge
Are you looking for a luxury safari lodge in Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park? Our private game lodge ticks both boxes. We are situated in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park, and welcome local and foreign visitors from all over the world throughout the year for luxury, romantic getaways, walking safaris in the Kruger National Park, weddings, and family vacations. Contact us to secure your booking in time, and to avoid disappointment. We look forward to welcoming you to Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park.