Outdoor Adventure: 5 More things to do in Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga is a wonderful and beautiful place that has plenty of things to do that will excite anybody, regardless of taste. The is so much that we decided to give you 5 more things to do in Mpumalanga.
Barberton is known world wide for its amazing Geological status. Barberton Geotrail is a self-drive route that is about 38km long. For those with an interest or fascination with geology, you can find 11 Geosites along the route, each with its own information board about the location. Barberton is one of the only geosites in the world that has stone from the Archaean Period visible. Other Geosites are located in unreachable or inaccessible areas which make it quite an inconvenience. Barberton’s Geosite is located right next to the road, making it very accessible.
Dullstroom Bird of Prey Rehab Centre
The Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Centre, located in Dullstroom, is an interesting and outstanding sanctuary that focusses on the rehabilitation and conservation of a large variety of Birds of Prey found in Mpumalanga and the surrounds. Founded in 1997, the original goal of the Centre was to educate and teach the public all about Raptors and to promote their cause and to raise awareness for the increasingly endangered species. Now the Centre focusses on the rehabilitation of Raptors and other animals indigenous to this area of South Africa.
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
The Botanical gardens is one of the biggest reasons people visit Nelspruit. The Gardens is located just outside of town and is an astounding 159 hectares. There are a lot of things that make this place special; there is over 600 naturally occurring plant species found here with a further 2000 other species introduced. Surely the thing that makes the Garden unique is the two rivers that flow through it. The Crocodile River, that enters the Garden with an insane rush, and the Nels River that enters from the opposite end of the park, cascading down rocks.
God’s Window is located on the Drakensburg escarpment that is found in Mpumalanga. You won’t have to guess long why it is called God’s Window. God’s Window overlooks a generous chunk of the Blyde River Canyon and leaves you breathless with amazing views of the river, various rock formations and beautiful cliffs. Lifting you all the way 700m above the base of the canyon, you truly feel like you are on top of the world.
Bagdad Farmers Market
For those who find themselves in or around White River, the Bagdad Market is a great place to visit. There is a great sense of community here that is unscored by quirky appeal, delicious food and a lot of fun stuff to do for the whole family. If you plan on going to the Kruger National Park, the nearest gate is only an hour away.