Top 10 natural attractions in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Nature always make people surprised by the diverse of its beauty in everywhere on Earth. Nature also gives Mpumalanga in South Africa favor with many natural attractions. To pick up some most amazing natural spots in this land of South Africa, follow us!
1, The Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is marked as the largest green canyon in the world and is listed in one of the most-rated destinations in South Africa. So, why don’t you add it to your bucket list? To reach this amazing canyon, you must follow one in two ways: rafting through the river or flying with a helicopter (or microlight) from the Three Rondavels.
The Blyde River Canyon is marked as the largest green canyon in the world
2, Sudwala Caves
Known as one of the oldest caves on Earth, Sudwala Caves is worth visiting. Tourists get a chance to appreciate a plenty of speleothem structures inside the cave, such as the "Lowveld Rocket", "Samson's Pillar", and the "Screaming Monster”. There are also microbial fossils of a cyanobacterium - the collenia in the rock.
Known as one of the oldest caves on Earth, Suawala Caves is worth visiting
3, God’s Window
Unlike other usual man-made windows, the God’s Window in Mpumalanga has no glass, no frame, and no handles. By contrast, it is a breathtaking natural view. God’s Window is particularly a highlight along the Panorama Route located in the eastern Mpumalanga province. Along with God’s Window, there are also other well-known attractive spots on the route consisting of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Mac Mac Falls, the Three Rondavels, and the Blyde River Canyon.
God’s Window is a breathtaking natural view
Mpumalanga is home to a large number of natural waterfalls. You will be surprised when witnessing the awesome views of such waterfalls as the Berlin Falls, the Lone Creek Falls, the Mac-Mac Falls and the Lisbon Falls. Certainly, these waterfalls in Mpumalanga will leave visitors with the unforgettable memories.
The view of Berlin Falls
5, Kadishi Tufa Waterfall
Hidden at the end of the Blyde Dam, the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall is one of a few rare living tufa waterfalls in the world. More prominently, the waterfall is also known as the second highest tufa waterfall in the world with 200 meters in height. The most remarkable highlight of the Kadishi waterfall is the rock face which a crying face. Also, the drop of water seems to look like a sheet of tears. For all that reasons, the waterfall is also called the 'weeping face of nature'.
The Kadishi Tufa Waterfall
6, Lowveld Botanical Gardens
The Lowveld Botanical Gardens is outstanding with two main separated rivers which are Crocodile and Nels River. Visitors will immediately be impressed by the beautiful clivias at the main entrance of the garden, particularly when they are in full bloom. The image of clivias in full bloom draws a wonderful sight. This awesome garden is actually a great choice for a picnic for the fresh ambiance and the colorful space covered it.
The fresh atmosphere in the Lowveld Botanical Gardens
7, Bourke's Luck Potholes
We invite you to pay a visit the natural wonder called “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” as having an opportunity to leave the footprint in Mpumalanga, South Africa. These Potholes have been famously formed over decades, due to the water that swirls over the rock formations at the Treur River and the Blyde River. What an amazing sightseeing!
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
8, The Genesis Route
With 220 kilometers long, Genesis Route nestled in the heart of the Makhonjwa Mountain Range South of Barberton in Mpumalanga has been in the most attractive destinations in Mpumalanga. The area has some of the oldest volcanic pieces on Earth with such evidence as Bacteria Microfossils and fossils of the first oxygen producing plant called the Collenia. What are the highlights of this attraction? They include the diverse landscapes, the spectacular scenery and the variety of wildlife along the Genesis Route. Actually, it is awaiting you to discover!
A part of the Genesis Route
9, The Kruger National Park
A visit Mpumalanga absolutely cannot complete without the presence of the Kruger National Park. It is marked in one of the largest national parks in Africa. The most striking feature of this national park must be the fact that it is home to the Big Five animals and the Big Six Birds. The Park is certainly a must for any tour to South Africa.
Animals in the Kruger National Park
10, The Lake District
The Lake District in South Africa standing near Chrissiesmeer is a famously known as a group of majestic lakes. Also, it is a location of more than 20,000 flamingos. Thus, tourists will regret if they ignore this hot spot.
Tourists will regret if they ignore Lake District
Discover all of these, and more, in the list of the Top 10 natural attractions in Mpumalanga! For more detailed tourist information about those above destinations, visitors are expected to follow our next posts about South Africa in general.