Things to do in Mpumalanga

Our most recommended things to do in Mpumalanga

Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

1. Hazyview: 2.5-Hour Sabie River Zip Line Experience

Experience the freedom of gliding over the beautiful forested valley along the Sabie River, next to Kruger National Park. Enjoy a fun activity for the whole family, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Meet at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview for a short briefing, before being transported to the start of the trail. Follow the zip line trail into the valley basin down sections of cable that vary in length from 70 to 230 meters. Stop along the way at 10 different elevated platforms to admire the stunning views of the forest floor below, keeping a look out for local wildlife. At the end of the trail, return to Perry’s Bridge where you'll find restaurants and shops at your service.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

2. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

3. Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

The highly experienced field guides will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an open safari vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the fish eagles and enjoy the heat of an African day. However, you are also able to choose a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests and for families travelling with young children.

Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

4. Kruger National Park: Full-Day Private Safari With Pickup

Get an early start to make the most of the best time of day for game viewing, as most wild animals start their search for food and water early. See the animals when they are more active in the cool, early mornings and before they wait out the midday heat under shady trees or in their burrows. Climb aboard an open safari vehicle and embark on a game drive through Kruger National Park. Search for the "Big 5" of Africa and other magnificent creatures in the wilderness, where 2 million hectares are home to a variety of animals, from lions to giraffes. Benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup from a range of areas, including Hazyview, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Phabeni Gate, Orpen Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, and Malelane Gate.

Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

5. Kruger National Park Afternoon Safari

Highly experienced field guides are passionate about the bush, and they will share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home.    The recorded presence of man – including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites – are conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits, at least one of these will be included in the trip.  From an Open Safari Vehicle, you can smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. A safari is also offered in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle. This is a pleasant and comfortable option, especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children. This half day Safari is available to those who have limited time or who wish to visit the Kruger National Park in the afternoon. 

Kruger National Park Morning Safari

6. Kruger National Park Morning Safari

After pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Hazyview head to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, and one of the most respected in the world. Your highly experienced field guide will be passionate about the bush, and share their knowledge of the 147 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds and 336 species of trees which make this 2 million hectare space their home. Learn about the recorded presence of man, including bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites, which is conserved along with the Park’s natural assets. If time permits you will visit at least one of these amazing sites during your trip. From an Open Safari Vehicle smell the dust and the sun-warmed grass, listen to the cicadas and the cry of the Fish Eagles, and enjoy the heat of an African day. On request a safari in a closed, air-conditioned vehicle is also available. This is a pleasant and comfortable option especially in very hot weather, for older guests, and for families travelling with young children.

Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

7. Hazyview: Private Full-Day Kruger Safari

Your day will begin as you are picked up at Hazyview from where you will head for the Kruger National Park. Throughout your experience, you will have exclusive use of the vehicle for you and your group only. The first session of your safari is roughly 3 hours long, and will involve you seeing and learning about the animals and plant life. Following your first morning safari, you will enjoy a breakfast stop of about 45 minutes. Once your breakfast break is complete, you will continue your safari, exploring the Kruger Park Rivers and mountain areas. You will also of course discover many other animals for a further 3 hours. Following this exploration there will be another break for 1 hour during which you can purchase lunch. Following lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel while enjoy the last sightings of the park along the way.

Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

8. Marloth Park: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drives

They will enjoy the sunrise in Kruger National Park. Clients will see many Impalas, Wildebeest, Zebras in their first minute of game drive. They will see many elephants and lions sleeping in the road in the early morning. They will experience the beautiful of savannah woodlands that is destroyed by elephants. The tour guide will interpret everything during game drive. Clients will see many hippopotamus and crocodiles. Cheetahs are likely to be spotted when entering Kruger through Crocodile Bridge gate. They will transported in an open safari vehicle that is very high and comfortable. After 3 hours in the morning, there will be time for breakfast. The half day drive will continue with safari until 12:00. Full day tour lunch time is 12:30 for 1 hour, then tour will end at 1600 Clients will be dropped back to same lodge.

From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

9. From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hazyview. Make your way to "God's Window" which provides a magnificent view of the Lowveld landscape. Next, travel to Burke's Luck potholes where you will see the splendor of the Blyde River and Truer River coming together shaping the rocks into curved eroded formations. Continue to the Three Rondavels, an ancient geological wonder which resembles the round-shaped huts of the nearby tribes. Proceed to Swadini Aventura, where you will enjoy a boat cruise and get the opportunity to learn about the rich vegetation, birdlife, animals, and marine life of the region. After a relaxing cruise, be returned to your hotel.

From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

10. From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

Look for the legendary wildlife of South Africa on a thrilling 2-day safari in Kruger National Park. Day 1: Benefit from pickup at O. R. Tambo International Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg, and then travel via a panoramic route to Kruger National Park. Head to your accommodation which is based in Hazyview outside the Kruger National Park to freshen up before your 2 hour evening game drive. Look for majestic lions, leopards, and other big cats out for the hunt. Return to camp to enjoy dinner around the camp fire. Day 2: Wake early for a morning game drive when the animals are at their most active. Search for big cats heading home from their nighttime hunts, and hyenas scavenging for remains. Return to camp for breakfast and a last chance to encounter animals in the wild before the drive back to Johannesburg.

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What people are saying about Mpumalanga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 411 reviews

Unser Guide hat uns in einer Tour die Big Five gezeigt. Wir waren das erste Auto, was morgens in den Park gefahren ist, dadurch haben wir sehr viele Löwen und Hyänen gesehen, die teils noch auf der Straße liefen. Das Highlight aber war der Leopard, welcher oben im Baum saß und neben ihm sein frisch vertilgtes Warzenschwein hatte.

Wir haben sehr viele Tiere gesehen und von unserem Guide auch viele Informationen zu den kleineren Tieren erhalten. Er hat mit seinem scharfen Blick auch die kleinsten ausfindig gemacht und uns vieles erklärt.

Die Panorama Route ist wunderschön, das Highlight bietet der Blick auf die Three Rondavels. Unser Guide hat uns neben den Schauplätzen auch sehr viel über die südafrikanische Kultur und Vegetation erzählt.

It was a great experience and would highly recommend it to friends . Thanks to Sunnyboy

I enjoyed it. It was really great and the guide was great as well