Mpumalanga is known for its scenery of magnificent panoramic routes and historic sites. It Is one of the most visited provinces in South Africa by tourist for exactly that. We have put together a list of some of the amazing natural sights and historic locations that are well worth a visit.
This is just the tips of the iceberg when it comes to sightseeing in and around the town of White River and the Lowveld. You could keep coming back year after year and never cover everything in one visit.
Blyde River Canyon
lf to compare canyons world-wide, Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest ‘green canyon’ due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, and is known as one of the great wonders of nature on the continent.
Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes
This geological feature and day visitors’ attraction, named after Bernard Thomas Bourke (brother of Eddie Bourke), is situated at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers, on the reserve’s western boundary, conservation headquarters is located here, beside the village of Moremela, at the canyon’s southern, or upper reaches.
The Three Rondavels
The Three Roundavels are three round, grass-covered mountain tops with somewhat pointed peaks. They resemble the traditional round or oval rondavels or African homesteads quite closely, which are made with local materials. Sometimes they are also called the Three Sisters, though this may confuse them with a similar threesome visible from the N1 road in the Northern Cape, very far to the south.
The Sudwala cavern complex is dominated by this spectacular chamber, with a lofty corridor measuring 150 metres to its centre. The ampitheatre is 70 metres in diameter, and 37 metres high to the peak of a dome-like feature in its roof. It is named the PR Owen Hall, after the Mr Owen who bought the caves and developed them as an attraction which could be visited and appreciated by the public.