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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

  • 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$ 3,337
    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$ 4,403
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Nkomazi Game Reserve

    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$ 1,084
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Pafuri Camp

    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:
    US$ 2,810
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Sabi Sabi Bush Game Lodge

    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$ 3,077
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Sabi Sabi Earth Game Lodge

    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$ 5,351
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Sabi Sabi Little Bush Game Lodge

    Hidden in the shade of indigenous riverine trees, on the banks of the Msulthlu River, lies Little Bush Camp, the smallest and most secluded of Sabi Sabi’s 5-star lodges. The lodge offers six stunning suites, featuring private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,377
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Sabi Sabi Selati

    Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp, an award winning luxury game lodge in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,536
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Savanna Private Game Reserve

    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$ 2,645
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Scenery, Culture & Game

    This South Africa safari has fewer inclusions, but maximises comfort and flexibility as you explore this beautiful country. Touch down in Johannesburg, then get out into the open to see South Africa at its finest.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,469
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Shiduli Private Game Lodge

    In the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge is your ultimate safari escape.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 864
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Singita Boulders Lodge

    Boulders Lodge, located on the banks of the Sand River is equal parts luxury with a contemporary African-style. It provides an atmosphere of tranquil elegance and sophistication.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,917
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Singita Ebony Game Lodge

    Located on the banks of the Sand River within the Sabi Sand Reserve, Ebony Lodge features lounge and timber-deck dining areas, bar area and open boma, gymnasium, health spa and wine cellar.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,917
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Singita Lebombo Game Lodge

    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$ 7,427
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Singita Sweni Game Lodge

    Enhance your African safari with four days at Singita Sweni. Located in Kruger National Park, it provides comfortable accommodation in a private reserve where animal sightings are plentiful.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,427
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Southern Africa Extravaganza

    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:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,392
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Thornybush Game Lodge

    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$ 2,248
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Winelands & Wildlife

    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$ 3,803
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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