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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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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!

 

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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

  • Cape, Wine and Safari: Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Kruger

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 12 day South Africa trip will have you experiencing both the Western Cape and the thrill of an African Safari. Beginning in Cape Town, you’ll have plenty of time to take in not only the beautiful Mother City, but also its surrounds with your 5 nights stay. Next up, its off to the Winelands. Enjoy a private food and beverage tour through the streets of Stellenbosch as well as wine tasting of course. Lastly, its off to Karongwe Game Reserve for your exciting African Safari as you search out all the animals that call this area home.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,494
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stopovers/City Breaks, 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:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,338
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, 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:
    US$ 8,674
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, 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:
    US$ 9,427
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, 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:
    US$ 7,830
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, 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$ 5,329
    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$ 9,888
    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$ 3,155
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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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$ 1,447
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Imbali Safari Lodge: Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 1,921
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain. Bush Lodge's charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalized attention.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,489
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kambaku River Sands: Greater Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty of the Timbavati Game Reserve on a safari stay at Kambaku River Sands in Greater Kruger National Park. Enjoy luxury accommodations on an open safari property and head on two daily game drives to search for the Big Five and enjoy the beauty of the bush.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,180
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Singita Lebombo Game Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enhance your African safari with four days at Singita Lebombo. Located on the edge of Kruger National Park, it provides comfortable accommodation at the point where two rivers meet, and sightings are plentiful.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,702
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Dulini Leadwood Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 4,133
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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:
    US$ 1,684
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 4,736
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sabi Sabi Earth Game Lodge

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. It has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,084
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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