21 photos of Mpumalanga that will inspire you to visit

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“Mpumalanga” meaning “the place where the sun rises” , is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces.  It is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and abundant wildlife – which attracts tourists from around the world.  It is also home to South Africa’s largest game reserve, the Kruger National Park which covers almost two million hectares and the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon on Earth.

Here are 21 photos of Mpumalanga that will inspire you to visit this beautiful province:

Mpumalanga is renowned for its spectacular natural features, like:

  1. The Blyde River Canyon
Blyde River Canyon - photos of Mpumalanga

Blyde River Canyon

2. The Three Rondawels

Three Rondavels - photos of Mpumalanga

Three Rondawels

3. The waterfalls

Lisbon Falls - photos of Mpumalanga

Lisbon Falls

4. and more waterfalls …

Berlin Falls - photos of Mpumalanga

Berlin Falls

5. and the potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes - photos of Mpumalanga

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

6. Mpumalanga is renowned for its spectacular views

View from God's Window - photos of Mpumalanga

View from Wonder View near God’s Window

7. There are forests everywhere…



Mpumalanga is renowned for its fascinating wildlife, like:

8. Impalas…

Impalas in Kruger National Park - photos of Mpumalanga

Impalas in Kruger National Park

9. Zebras…


Zebras in Sabi Sands

10. Elephants galore…

Elephants in Kruger National Park

Elephants in Kruger National Park

11. …and the elusive leopard…

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Leopard in Sabi Sands

12. Mpumalanga has beautiful golf courses…

Golf Course at Sabi River Sun - photos of Mpumalanga

Golf Course at Sabi River Sun

13. Beautiful flowers…

Bird of Paradise flower aka Strelitzia

Bird of Paradise flower aka Strelitzia

14. Craft markets everywhere


Craft Market

15. Delicious indigenous fruits


Fruit Market

Need a place to stay? You have many options, such as

16. Family resorts 

South African Holidays with kids

Sabi River Sun

17.Mountain Lodges

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

18. The epitome of luxury

Presidential Suite at Sabi Sabi's Earth Lodge - photos of Mpumalanga

Presidential Suite at Sabi Sabi’s Earth Lodge

19. Even the bathrooms are luxurious…

Bathroom at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Villa - photos of Mpumalanga

Bathroom at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Villa

Did I mention the sunsets?

20. Sunset in the bush

Sunset in Kruger National Park

Sunset in Kruger National Park

21. Sunset in the mountains

Sunset at Crystal Springs - photos of Mpumalanga

Sunset at Crystal Springs

Want to see more photos? Here are 30 photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust .

Read about 6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa here.

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Ann Hlomz

mpumalanga it is ma province where I live. so it is the most of them all.mpumalanga where sun rises .a place where beauty starts


    You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful province Ann 🙂


Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post.
Many thanks for providing this info.

Claire Henderson

I haven’t been to Mpumalnga yet, but these images definitely make me want to visit with my camera! Absolutely fantastic post.


    Thank you Claire. Mpumalanga is one of my favourite provinces in South Africa. You should definitely go there soon


I am absolutely stunned! These photos are beyond amazing!!! Blyde River Canyon looks unbelievable – it’s like I am looking at a postcard. Incredible – thank you for sharing such beauty!


    Thanks Soraya. I love to show off my beautiful country whenever I get the opportunity. Do come visit someday.

Lerato Bambo

Oh wow. This is so beautiful


    Thank you Lerato. Mpumalanga is a really photogenic province 🙂

MO hammond

A wonderful place so many memories of visits by our family. THe first visit when our eighteen year old grandson was about nine months old. The last time was last summer you never get tired of it all always some new memory to take home with you


    Thanks for dropping by, Mo Hammond. I agree – one can never get tired of Mpumalanga.


This is just what I needed to see 🙂 We’re off to the Kruger Park next week and there is just something about the Mpumalanga area that we are so obsessed with. Theres a beauty there that no other part of South Africa has. I just sent this post to my brother to get him even more excited for our trip next week as he LOVES this area of South Africa too. I absolutely love all of your posts, thank you! 🙂



    I’m jealous, Loren – I’d go to Kruger Park every month if I could 🙂
    Thanks for the support. Have a wonderful time in Mpumalanga!

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