Mpumalanga might be one of the smaller provinces in South Africa but it sure does pack a mighty punch when it comes to beauty and bush escapes. Visually it is a feast for the eyes with its diverse landscapes. From dry bush to lush green valleys, Mpumalanga’s countryside makes for the perfect bush break location.  

Mpumalanga boasts the world’s third-largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, which is abundant in greenery due to its subtropical foliage. Mpumalanga’s game reserves, which includes the southern half of the Kruger National Park, have an excellent selection of game lodges and resorts with accommodation ranging from affordable to luxury safari experiences. Enjoy game drives and safari experiences from the game lodge of your choice. Many of these Mpumalanga game reserves are home to the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Whether you are looking to treat the whole family to a bush escape or take your loved one on a safari honeymoon, Mpumalanga will leave you feeling refreshed and alive. 

Mpumalanga Game Reserves & Nature Reserves to visit: 

Kruger National Park – Arguably South Africa’s most famous game reserve, the Kruger National Park plays host to a number of fantastic private game reserves and lodges along the western border in the Sabi Sands and Greater Kruger. From self-catering SANParks camps, to intimate tented escapes in private concessions, you can really get the most out of your Kruger experience. Best time to go for game viewing is during the dry winter season, although the summer wet season offers spectacular birding opportunities. 

Timbavati Game Reserve - This private nature reserve offers you over 53,000 hectares of unspoiled African wilderness. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve lies within the open system of the Greater Kruger National Park, and is famous for its white lion population which appears from time to time. Spot the Big 5 on private game drives and relax in truly luxurious accommodation. 

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve - The Blyde River Canyon is abundant in greenery thanks to its subtropical foliage. Enjoy hiking trails and watersports on the dam, and make sure to visit the spectacular viewpoints of God’s Window, the Three Rondawels and the Bourkes Luck Potholes. 

Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Enjoy an truly authentic safari experience at this private game reserve which borders the Kruger National Park. Both the Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve affording you extraordinary encounters and sightings of animals. The Sabi Sands is particularly well known for its large predator sightings.  

Sterkspruit Nature Reserve - This picturesque nature reserve lies on the Sterkspruit River making it the perfect getaway for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Rainbow trout dominate the waters and the surrounding hills are home to almost 150 bird species.

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South Africa

Book By: 13 Dec `22
Travel Between: 7 Jan `22 - 14 Dec `22
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South Africa

Book By: 28 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Dec `21 - 31 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3044813

Bush Breaks, Country Escapes, Self Drive, Weekend Getaways, Staycation
South Africa

Book By: 29 Mar `23
Travel Between: 1 Oct `22 - 31 Mar `23
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Self Drive, Luxury Bush Breaks, Bush Breaks
South Africa

Book By: 28 Nov `22
Travel Between: 1 Jan `22 - 30 Nov `22
Reference: PP-TH3047876

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South Africa

Book By: 9 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Oct `22 - 14 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3214406

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South Africa

Book By: 17 Dec `22
Travel Between: 8 Dec `21 - 19 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3047783

Bush Breaks, Self Drive, Luxury Bush Breaks
South Africa

Book By: 17 Dec `22
Travel Between: 8 Jan `22 - 19 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3047819

Luxury Bush Breaks, Country Escapes, Luxury Holidays, Weekend Getaways, Bush Breaks
South Africa

Book By: 13 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Sep `22 - 15 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3142175

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Luxury Bush Breaks, Couples Escape, Country Escapes, Romantic Getaways, Self Drive
South Africa

Book By: 16 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Nov `22 - 18 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3227966

Bush Breaks
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Book By: 29 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Feb `22 - 31 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3044912

Luxury Bush Breaks, Bush Breaks, Country Escapes, Luxury Holidays, Weekend Getaways, Self Drive
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Book By: 13 Dec `22
Travel Between: 1 Apr `22 - 15 Dec `22
Reference: PP-TH3118287

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