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Mpumalanga Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences


  • There are 9 dominate languages spoken in Mpumalanga - a unique feature of this province which should be included on your South African safari..

Mpumalanga, “the place where the sun rises” is a province located in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. Internal borders include Limpopo, Gauteng, the Free State and KwaZulu Natal. Prior to the election of 1994 and a reconfiguration of boundaries, Mpumalanga was part of Transvaal province which can be expereinced on South Africa tours.

The Drakensberg Escarpment which exceeds heights of 2,000 m (6,561 ft) divides the province in two. To the west is the high-altitude grassland known as the Highveld while the eastern half is the low altitude subtropical Lowveld/Bushveld. Nelspruit, the capital city, is the commercial and administrative hub of the Lowveld. It is also the centre of a vast citrus-growing region.

Once a gold rush region, towns like Barberton and Pilgrim’s Rest celebrate the history of the pioneers and fortune seekers who once called the area home. The streams and rivers that were used for panning gold now offer excellent fishing opportunities on South African vacations.

Encompassing nearly two million hectares and fourteen different ecosystems, part of Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, is located in Mpumalanga. The park boasts “the Big Five”, the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the rhinoceros.

The term “Big Five” was coined by game hunters regarding the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Kruger is world renowned and is considered the flagship of all South African National Parks.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

  • Kambaku Safari Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience eco-friendly luxury with a stay at Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. Enjoy pristine accommodations on a secluded safari property and head on two daily game drives in search of the Big Five and other fascinating African wildlife.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,269
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Dulini River Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Indulge in the grandeur of a South African safari. Spend your days tracking lions alongside professional rangers and trackers before unwinding with a bottle of Pinotage beneath the Jackalberry trees and watching elephants play in the river flowing alongside the luxurious Dulini River Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 6,163
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kapama Karula Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Consisting of seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive suites Kapama Karula Lodge is the epitome of luxury. Kapama Private Game Reserve is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region and is renowned for superb safari vacations.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 6,348
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chisomo Safari Camp: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: A safari adventure with extra smiles, awaits as the staff at Chisomo are sure to make you feel welcome on your African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,211
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kruger Spectacular

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two spectacular locations in South Africa on this luxury safari vacation. Start at Kings Camp in the Timbavati Game Reserve before connecting to Dulini Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, spending several days on game drives in both pristine reserves.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 12,113
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park before your elegant train journey with Rovos Rail. A stay in Victoria Falls rounds out a truly unforgettable vacation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 12,864
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Africa Extravaganza: Greater Kruger, Cape Town & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Combining a superb African safari with a trip down the Western Cape, this South Africa travel opportunity takes you to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town, before ending at spectacular Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 9,133
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Cape and Kruger Safari: Grootbos, Cape Town & Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty and charm of South Africa on this luxury package. Begin with a stay in an eco-reserve tucked between mountains, forest and sea - followed by elegant atmosphere in Cape Town. Finally, head to a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in lodging in the greater Kruger for your African safari.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 14,059
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pafuri Camp: Northern Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty of Northern Kruger. Spot lions, elephants, and cheetahs in the wild while staying at 4-star Pafuri Camp, a first-class accommodation on the banks of the Luvuvhu River. Head on daily game drives and enjoy the unmatched natural atmosphere of a South African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,819
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Jock Safari Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Situated in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround Jock Safari Lodge. The Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past, while reflecting in its style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,884
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Madikwe & Kruger Safari: Madikwe, Johannesburg & The Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore two of the best game reserves in South Africa, as well as Johannesburg. Start in Madikwe Hills Game Reserve, where you’ll head on game drives along the northern border. Next, explore the history of apartheid and liberation in Johannesburg. End your journey in The Sabi Sands Game Reserve for more game drives in a beautiful environment.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,261
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Savanna Private Game Reserve: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Savanna Private Game Reserve is an exclusive 5-star lodge situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve. It offers outstanding game viewing, personalised service and luxurious accommodation to a limited number of discerning guests.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,782
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kapama Buffalo Camp: Greater Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to an affordable and charming safari lodge in South Africa. Track down the Big Five alongside professional rangers before feeding elephants and dining on gourmet African cuisine beside a roaring fire at Kapama Buffalo Camp.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,146
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Adventures in Nature: Cape Town & Karongwe Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Venture through South Africa as a family to have unforgettable wildlife encounters. This family vacation takes you from Cape Town to Greater Kruger to see South Africa’s famous animals like lions and cheetahs, and incorporates kids programs for stress-free family travel.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,823
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Thornybush Game Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to a family-friendly game lodge in the heart of South Africa. Spend your days tracking lions and elephants across the African savannah before relaxing with a massage and enjoying a 3-course meal beneath the stars at Thornybush Game Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,815
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Nkomazi Private Game Reserve

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: An untamed South African adventure awaits you at Nkomazi Game Reserve. Staying at a luxury bush lodge surrounded by towering mountains, broad river valleys, and golden grasslands, you’ll head on game drives to see lions, elephants, and rhinos and experience the majesty of the African savannah.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,571
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Mala Mala Rattrays Camp: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to the world’s premier game viewing destination. Venture out to the bush to view lions and rhinos in the company of your own private ranger before enjoying delicious African meals and exquisite lodgings along the Sand River at the Mala Mala Rattrays Game Lodge in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,162
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hamilton's Tented Camp: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tentend Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 20th century.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,500
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Unparalleled and extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and texture is how Ivory Lodge has been described, and it has been recognized with various international awards. Experience the African Bushveld in lavish comfort and style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,901
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lion Sands Tinga Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: With 5000 hectares of wild bush in this private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you can go exploring off-road and follow the footsteps of the leopard. The Lodge style is grand and spacious with a feeling of historical opulence.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,590
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature South Africa: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Kruger & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey of South Africa. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era with 2 nights spent on-board the elegant Rovos Rail train.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,447
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Arathusa Safari Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE; Arathusa is located within the world-renowned Sabi Sand Private reserve adjacent to the un-fenced Kruger National Park. It is perfect for the nature enthusiast who seeks an affordable intimate environment and warm hospitality on their African Safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,107
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Karongwe River Lodge: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Find your safari adventure in the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, close to Kruger National Park. After returning from your game drives, enjoy the tranquil riverfront setting and tantalize your tastebuds with some delicious Pan African cuisine.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,166
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Winelands & Wildlife: Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore vibrant Cape Town and see the sights of the Cape Peninsula. Visit picturesque Stellenbosch, the heart of the Winelands before a ‘Big 5’ encounter at Kruger National Park.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,528
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Shiduli Private Game Lodge: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: In the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge is your ultimate safari escape.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 994
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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