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#CHICATravel Experiencing The Beauty Of Mpumalanga


I spent four days in Mpumalanga marveling at God's creation and the splendor that is our country.

SA Tourism took us up to Mpumalanga to launch Tourism month for September and when the invite came through, I was sold at wildlife and scenic beauty so my trip included going to Nkangala district and Ehlanzeni district.


Our first destination was Dullstroom; EMAKHAZENI (The name speaks for itself), I didn't know there's a place that's THAT cold in Mpumalanga. The launch event emphasized how important it is for South Africans to see what the world sees when they visit our shores. Most of us go on holidays and are busy planning holidays abroad; why don't we start with a shotleft? While we at it, we will contribute to our own economy.


The days were loaded with wildlife and scenic beauty experiences. We saw the Geotrail in Barberton which is rich with history. We spent a night in Kruger National Park; were we arose to a early morning Game drive with thee sweetest guide.


Not forgetting culture; from the performances we saw during the launch to visiting the Shangana cultural village, I was reminded of the diversity of our country.


If you want the perfect wildlife and scenic experience, Mpumalanga is your destination. This province is worth exploring; with so much to give.

The sight seeing left me speechless. I experienced nature from a new perspective. The Panorama route in Graskop is so beautiful. I was literally breath taken: Lisbon falls, Three Rondavels, Bourke's luck potholes and God's window. These sights are a work of art. My advice to anyone that goes there; is to have enough time to take it all in!

The adventures pushed me to total surrender. I did zipline, river rafting and my highlight was the big swing. I came back fearless from the big swing; the certificate says "Congratulations Gugu Manqele you've conquered your fear" it is truly so! If I can trust a rope with my life surely I can do anything. Anytime fear tries to visit me, I'll look at that video and remember I am fearless.


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Just like that I discovered a bit of heaven in my own doorstep.

SA is a gem and all South African's should experience it by traveling.

Join the movement, explore SA and follow the conversation on social media through #WeDoTourism and #IDoTourism


By Gugu 

5 comments on “#CHICATravel Experiencing The Beauty Of Mpumalanga”

  1. Thanks for sharing with us Gugu!! Was lucky to also experience the beauty of Mpumalanga through SA Tourism. We also went river rafting, I think that's the most amazing experience ever... I would certainly love to do it again.

  2. I love this... I did a short left, last year November with my lil sis. We stayed the night at The Panaroma (R800/ night) with its beautiful scenery, mountain view. I must not forget to mention their pool, a picture I will never forget.

    The food there was cheap (R300) with the usual cultural markets for tourists to get souvenirs and so forth. I visited a lot of areas including Gods window, The Pinaccle Rock...., the Berlin and Lisbon falls and even dashed to the caves all in one day.

    I found it very amazing to see this in Mpumalanga, had no idea it was such a beaut and oh! yesss! God did take his time creating it.

    All in all, I feel we should try to at least do local tourism with our neighboring provinces...we might just get surprised.

    Girl from Limpopo.

  3. Oh and one thing I am never doing in my entire life is the big swing....I literally pictured myself dead those few seconds was the longest period of the A-B of my life.

    Will stick to the ziplines.

    And oh Lelo, I really love this blog...especially the Travel section. Good job.

  4. I was actually about to ask for suggestions for a good accommodation in Mpumalanga. And how does one go about booking all the tourist attractions. Any agencies that might help?

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