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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.

 


 

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

  • &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

    Escape on a family-friendly safari to South Africa in search of the continent’s most exciting wildlife. Spend your days learning to read animal tracks and searching for lions and elephants before unwinding in the pool and spa and feasting on amazing African cuisine at Ngala Safari Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,664
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

    At &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp, guests go to bed to the sounds of lion calling, safely cosseted in modern tented suites, enjoying warm-hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,773
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Adventures in Nature

    Explore Cape Town then experience the Kruger area and Sabi Sands as this family trip offers kids programs that incorporate a junior ranger workshop, activities and peace of mind for parents.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,799
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

    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:
    AU$ 2,266
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Chisomo Safari Camp

    A safari adventure with extra smiles, the staff at Chisomo are sure to make you feel welcome on your African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 835
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Dulini Leadwood Lodge

    Escape on an adventurous honeymoon or unforgettable family vacation on this South African safari. Spend your days tracking wildlife through the bush, searching for the Big Five, before unwinding in the pool and enjoying gourmet African cuisine beneath the stars at the luxurious Dulini Leadwood Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,776
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Dulini Private Game Reserve

    Go on game safari to the wild bush of South Africa. Track cheetahs and elephants alongside a professional ranger before returning to the lodge and relaxing by the pool with a choice South African Pinotage from the wine cellar at Dulini Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,776
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Dulini River Lodge

    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:
    US$ 3,345
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Hamilton's Tented Camp

    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$ 1,962
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

    Situated on the banks of the Mluwati River, in the Kruger National Park, Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge boasts a breath-taking blend of luxury, encompassing both warmth, and style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,559
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Imbali Safari Lodge

    Escape on safari to the world-famous savannah of Kruger National Park. Search for the Big Five on your guided safari before relaxing in your suite’s private plunge pool and enjoying gourmet cuisine beneath the stars at Imbali Safari Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,672
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Jock Safari Lodge

    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:
    US$ 2,133
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kapama Buffalo Camp

    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$ 1,627
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kapama Karula Lodge

    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:
    US$ 3,575
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. Kapama River Lodge features 40 spacious air-conditioned suites, 20 Spa suites, and 2 Royal Suites.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,175
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Karongwe Portfolio: Karongwe River Lodge

    Find your safari adventure in the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, close to Kruger National Park.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 856
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Karongwe Portfolio: Kuname River Lodge

    In the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, close to Kruger National Park, Kuname Lodge invites you to unwind from safari in luxury.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,067
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kings Camp

    This intimate Colonial style lodge is dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era. You will experience fine South African cuisine, an exceptional wine cellar and will be made to feel like you are part of the family, all in a spectacular setting.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,094
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    This luxury lodge, with fine dining, outstanding cuisine and extensive wine cellar, is situated on a Hilltop Sanctuary overlooking a natural waterhole. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious, every little detail has been looked after and you will feel pampered throughout your stay.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,054
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

    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$ 5,370
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    You will be surprised at how a visit to Lion Sands Narina Lodge can completely restore ones energy. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals, surrounded by bush and sky, you really feel like you’ve escaped from the world.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,826
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands River Lodge

    Lion Sands River Lodge offers you one of the warmest welcomes you could hope to encounter on your travels and you will be pampered from the moment you arrive. Where the quiet luxury of the rooms provides a place of repose after a day of overwhelming and enriching adventure.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,123
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

    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$ 2,826
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Mala Mala Main Camp Game Lodge

    Mala Mala Main Camp captures beauty in simplicity to create an extraordinary game lodge experience.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,739
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Mala Mala Rattrays Game Lodge

    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$ 3,815
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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