While you are visiting Mpumalanga, it will be a good experience to visit these unique attractions. Every single attraction brings a unique experience to the table and allows you to see what the place of the rising sun has in store.
Come enjoy a delightful day at the Sudwala Caves. Here you can go into the caves and learn more about the unique but impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Although the caves have been formed over a long period of about 3000 million years, but it has been accessible since the 1960’s for public visits. While you are at the sudwala caves you can stop at the restaurant for a quick meal before your tour in the caves begin. During the tour you will learn more about the structure and forming of stalagmites and stalactites.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of 2 rivers form eddies of water. You can see the mouth of the Blyde River Canyon. The eddies have formed potholes in the sandstone bedrock that surrounds the area. There was a prospector, John Bourke, who proclaimed that this specific area had gold deposits, he also claimed an area nearby. Therefore, it is called Bourke’s Luck Potholes. You can also visit the geological museum and go on short walking trails where you can see the potholes from different angles.
God’s Window is really an area of stunning natural splendour with picturesque scenery, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is regarded as the Nation of Paradise. More than 900 m down into the lush indigenous forest covered ravine, the Gods Window is named as the panoramic view of the Lowveld. The magnificent cliffs fall about 700 meters, to the Lowveld and the private game reserves that have made the region one of the key wildlife attractions in South Africa. God’s Window a tiny portion of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant elegance.
Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon Reserve runs down the curved path of the Blyde River Canyon, which provides more and more stunning views over sheer edges descending into the riverbed at every turn. The fresh mountain scenery and panoramic views are very stunning over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment and gives the place its ‘Panorama Route’ name. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle they bring, and the magnitude of the landscape is indicated by God’s Window and Wonder View.
The ‘Pinnacle’ is a single column of quartzite rising from the deep wooded gorge, and the ‘Three Rondavels’ (also called ‘Three Sisters’) are three massive dolomite rock spirals rising from the far wall of the canyon of the Blyde River. Their domed heads are iced in green and blazing orange lichen is stained on their sides.
A unique way to appreciate Mpumalanga is to stroll through the woods of the Panorama Route, breathe in the crisp, clean air and feel the warmth of the dappled sunlight on your back. Forest Falls is an exquisite waterfall nestled in the heart of this magnificent province, just 18 kilometers from Sabie, en route to Graskop. Park at the picnic spot and head for the seven-kilometre-long scenic circular route. The walk leads you through the forests of the timber center of South Africa, showing incredible varieties of trees and birds.
You can take a dive or just relax on the banks and admire the overwhelming strength and beauty of cascading water as you reach the Forest Falls, which is the only waterfall in the region that is wider than it is high. Although the Mac Mac Falls are relatively close, visiting both of these beautiful attractions allows for a great day’s trip.