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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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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

  • Singita Ebony Game Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to a beautiful game lodge in the midst of Greater Kruger National Park for a few days of morning and afternoon game drives. Search for lions, elephants, and leopards in the bush before retiring to your luxury game lodge to relax in the pool, chat around the boma, or view animals from your private deck.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,763
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, 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$ 1,970
    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$ 3,384
    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$ 2,412
    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$ 8,333
    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$ 4,465
    Trip Type:
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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$ 5,256
    Trip Type:
    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$ 4,954
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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