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Mpumalanga Accommodation

 

Mpumalanga Accommodation – Accommodation Mpumalanga

Find accommodation in the most popular places to stay in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.  Accommodation Africa South will soon provide you with a list of all the best destinations, things to do and see whether you are looking for a ‘naughty’ weekend away from the kids, an adventure, vacation or holiday accommodation or somewhere to stay because you are a travelling salesman, contractor or other profession that involves a lot of travelling and staying away from home.  We also plan to have venues and places where you can have conferences, conventions, expos,  special events like weddings, birthday parties, art, craft, and other exhibitions, as well as farmers or christmas markets and agricultural and other shows.  We also have a calendar of events for Mpumalanga and other places in South Africa if you wish to see whats on.

Mpumalanga has the Drakensberg Mountains that separates it from Limpopo in the north, Gauteng in the west, the Orange Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal in the south, and Swaziland and the Lebombo Mountains separate  Mozambique in the east.

About Mpumalanga Province

Mpumalanga literally means ‘the place where the sun meets or pulls out’.  It has been called ‘Paradise country’ for good reason.

The capital of Limpopo is  Nelspruit, resently renamed to  Mbombela. Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is near Nelspruit.

The Drakensberg divides west – highveld (high altitude alpine grassland),  and east  – sub-tropical (lowveld, bushveld), mostly savannah habitat. The Highveld is cooler due to altitude can experience severe frost and in winter, and you might find snow on higher ground. The Drakensberg escarpment receives most precipitation, and is virtually the only place where you will get a slight drizzle during winter months. the rest of the province is characterized by summer thunderstorms.

The Lebombo mountains in the east form the border with Mozambique.  Due to its diverse climatic areas, there is also a huge diversity in vegetation, fauna and flora. Often mist prevails during hot humid summers.

Languages spoken in this area are;  Siswati, Xitsonga, isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Afrikaans, English.

Mpumalanga surrounds Swaziland, one of our neighbouring states.

Mpumalanga Economy

The three main sources of income are Mining, Tourism, and Agriculture.

Agriculture in Mpumalanga

Beef, dairy, mutton, wool, poultry, maize, wheat, sorghum, sunflower seeds, soybeans, ground nuts, sugar cane, vegetables and cash crops, coffee, tea, tobacco, citrus, subtropical and deciduous fruit, and forestry around Sabie in the far north province.

Carolina, Bethal, Ermelo -triangle is sheep farming area, and potatoes, sunflowers, maize,  and peanuts are also produced.
In Groblersdal  and environment, citrus, cotton, tobacco, wheat,  and vegetables are produced.

Mining in Mpumalanga

Gold, platinum, silica, chromite, zinc, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, tin, coal, asbestos, limestone, talk, shale, and magnesite is mined in this area.

Tourism in Mpumalanga

The most popular tourist attraction in this area is the Kruger National Park. Others are Blyde River Canyon, Sudwala Caves, God’s Window.

Where to go  and what to see in Limpopo Province

Blyderivierpoort Nature Reserve with its Blyde river canyon, Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (Gaza -, Kruger -, Gonarezhou- Transfrontier Park).  An International game park with people working together from Limpopo National Park (Mozambique),  Gonareshou (Zimbabwe), and  Kruger National Park (RSA).

Echo Caves, Gods Window, Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, Gustav Klingbiel and Sterkspruit Nature Reserve near Nelspruit, Loskoop Dam Game Reserve, Josefsdal Songimvelo Game Reserve, Maputo Corridor, Idube Safari Lodge, Chitwa Chitwa, Game Lodge, Djuma Game Reserve, Exeter Game Lodge, INyati Private Game Reserve (PGR) , Leopard Hills PGR, Lion Sand PGR, Londolozi Game Reserve, Mala Mala Game Reserve, Savanna PGR, Ulusuba Game Lodge

What to do in Limpopo Province

Mountain and quad biking, hiking trails, walk in the indigenous forests, watch waterfalls, ride horse trails, go river rafting. game viewing, take photographs to your heart’s content, safaris, game drives, hunting,

Most well known places and what they are known for

mBombela (Nelspruit) administrative and business hub of lowveld, citrus – (seat).

  • Barberton; oldest gold-mining towns in RSA.  Some of the oldest rocks on earth are found in Barberton areas; metamorphised granite, ancient greenstones – they form the Crocodile River Mountains in south-east of province.
  • eMalahleni (Witbank) – coal mining industry (largest in Africa production.
  • Standerton – dairy
  • Piet Retief – tropical fruit & sugar
  • Malelane – sugar
  • Ermelo – wool
  • Middelburg – steel & vandium
  • Sabie, Graskop – forestry and Game Parks, Resorts and Reserves
  • Lake Chrissie – largest freshwater lake in SA – large numbers of aquatic birds, flamingos in particular.
  • Secunda – coal liquification plant (Sasol).
  • Ngodwana – last paper mill (Sappi).

Cities, Towns, and settlements in the Mpumalanga Province

Cities and Towns in Mpumalanga

Settlements in Mpumalanga

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Things to do in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga landscapePanorama Route
Highlands Meander
Cultural Heartland
Wild Frontier
Cosmos Country
Lowveld Legogote
Grasss & Wetlands

Events in Mpumalanga

Loskop Marathon
Dullstroom Winter festival
Chroissiesmeer Wild flower festival
nelspruit botanical garden
Komatipoort prawn festival 21 June ?
south african game fair at Dullstroom 29 Sept ?
Antiques fair at Nelspruit 27 May ?

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Mpumalanga Landscape

Mpumalanga Government and Municipalities

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