Are you planning to travel to Mpumalanga on a much deserved holiday? Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa!
People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.
Other than the panoramic views, valleys, waterfalls and the Drakensberg escarpment, the big five and an abundance of birdlife, Mpumalanga has some of the most impressive scenery and game parks in South Africa. Travel safely as a group or as a couple with any of Hertz Car Hire’s affordable and reliable rental vehicles.
With a number of different vehicles available at Hertz Car Hire to suit your individual needs as well as your drive style, you will no longer have to worry about wear and tear on your own personal vehicle. When you book your rental vehicle online, you will see a number of car rental specials running at the moment, from reduced weekend leisure rates to a refuelling option! This is the ideal way to travel around Mpumalanga on a self drive holiday!
The Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon extends for 50kms (31.07 miles) along the lip of the great African escarpment. From the canyon rim guests can look eastwards over the layered rocks of the canyon walls and the Three Rondavels to the Lowveld plain, 1 600 metres below. It was at this point that the ancient super continent, Gondwanaland, broke apart and Madagascar and Antarctica tore free from Africa some 200 million years ago.
There are actually more waterfalls around Sabie than anywhere else in southern Africa. Regarded as the most stunning of the lot, Mac Mac has twin falls that plunge some 70m into a gorge below. There are also a series of pools at Mac Mac falls – great for swimming – and a braai and picnic area, so timing your visit for lunch time and an afternoon swim is not a bad idea. A 3km Secretary Bird Trail takes you through the bush in which, if you are lucky and quiet, you will hear the calls of the robin, thrush, cuckoo, greenbul and even the odd Secretary bird.
Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!
The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most exciting African safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife. When exploring this amazing park, we suggest that you do it from the comfort of an open drive safari vehicle, when your tour guide can let you in on some of natures best kept secrets. Elephant Herd Tours and Safaris have mastered the art of making every tour, safari or activity one that you will never forget. This small family business focuses on personal attention! They specialise in tailor made tours and packages, planned according to your needs.
The Emnotweni Complex
Situated in Nelspruit, Emnotweni Casino is a popular entertainment destination in Mpumalanga. Try your luck at the casino, enjoy an exceptional meal or take a relaxing walk in the Botanical Gardens. Emnotweni is fun for the whole family.
Experience the luxury and charm of Southern Sun Emnotweni from as little as R 1,095 per night, 2 people sharing including a full English Breakfast. (This offer is valid until the 28th of February 2015)
Riverside Mall is directly linked to Emnotweni Casino, and is the largest shopping and cinema complex in Mpumalanga. There is a world of entertainment and activities to fill your days and nights when visiting Emnotweni. Visit more than 140 stores, 15 restaurants & coffee shops, fashion stores, movies and games arcade and world class service with true South African hospitality…
The numerous attractions in Mpumalanga, of which we have named but just a few, will ensure that you have a memorable stay, with long lasting memories. You will find yourself returning time and time again to experience this beautiful southern African destination.