If you are bored with the same old types of tours on offer in the Lowveld region, and are in the mood for something new and exciting, here are some ideas for you on how to explore the region like never before!
Have you always wanted to roam around the Mpumalanga area on horseback? Well with Elephant Herd and Induna Adventures, a horse trail adventure tour is possible!
Become one with nature as you enjoy the beautiful Lowveld scenery of the Sabana River, indigenous bush and fruit orchards on horseback. Small game and hippo are still roaming around in the area and might be spotted on your trail. Abundant bird life makes bird watching a feast; so don’t forget your binoculars. They accommodate both advanced and novice riders. Kids and first timers are also welcome.
Did you know that you can book an elephant-back South African safari tour right here with us at Elephant Herd for your next tour? At Camp Jabulani, a family-owned and managed private luxury safari lodge located within the private Kapama Game Reserve in Hoedspruit, whose most notable feature has to be the herd of trained African elephants which were rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visitors can experience the extraordinary impact of interacting personally with the mammoth animals on daily elephant rides (the only night safari in the world!), around the waterhole as they swim and play, and in the wild habitat surrounding their stables. Camp Jabulani’s herd has matured over time to become a very close knit family group. They each have their own character, and just like a human family, have unique bonds with one another.
For those mode laid back in nature, the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga Province, is one of the most scenic parts of South Africa. This area is most often visited en route to Kruger Park and the game reserves of Greater Kruger, yet the Panorama Route is a travel destination in its own right. If you are in need of transportation, especially if you want to see the sights in your own time, then we recommend hiring a reliable rental vehicle from Hertz Car Hire. With branches located in and around South Africa, your starting destination and end location need not be in the same place. Hertz Car Hire has a variety of difference class vehicles on offer for you to rent, so you will find the ideal car to suit your budget as well as your individual driving style. Book your vehicle online today at www.hertz.co.za ; its as easy as that!
One sight that you must see on your self drive tour of Mpumalanga is known as the Wonder View. The highest viewpoint along the Panorama Route on the edge of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wonder View stands at 1730 metres above sea level. The panoramic vistas at Wonder View are arguably even more gobsmacking than those at the well-known God’s Window, about 2km’s south of Wonder View. Located along the R534 road, Wonder View looks out over the hills and platues of the lowveld stretching on for what seems like an eternity. When visibility is good on cloudless days one can admire an astounding 360-degree view from the aptly named Wonder View lookout point. The views are absolutely majestic!
Don’t forget to find all the falls in the area! The Panorama Route Waterfalls consist of :
Lisbon Falls – the highest waterfall in the area, drops 92 metres over sheer cliff, flowing in two or three streams.
Berlin Falls – flows through a narrow funnel in the cliffs, plunging to a ledge and cascading into a deep pool 45m below.
Mac Mac waterfalls – near the Escarpment the Mac Mac River plunges 56m’s into a deep, forested gorge in two streams.
After a long days touring, what better way to relax than at a location that is conveniently central to all of the beautiful sights ? When it comes to accommodation in the Lowveld area, Hulala Lakeside Lodge is the place to be. All the Mpumalanga scenic attractions are within easy distance of Hulala. God’s Window is just over an hour, Bourkes Luck Potholes a 90 minute drive and the Kruger National Park 60 minutes away.
Each tastefully decorated suite comprises a bedroom, bathroom-en suite, a lounge area complete with a wood-burning fireplace and its own private patio. You have never seen such beauty of nature … And you will also almost immediately feel those heavy weights of stress being lifted from your shoulders. The breath of fresh air and the way that Hulala is situated, makes it a perfect getaway for the weekend.
You can choose from an extensive breakfast menu served on the terrace or in the restaurant. A delicious pub lunch is served at the pool or under the trees alongside the impressive Rock Inn Bar. So all we can say, is kick back and relax! Such is the charm and hospitality of Hulala, that you will be back to experience it again and again.