Mpumalanga is in the north-eastern region of South Africa, and it’s northern most side, borders on Mozambique.
When one thinks of Mpumalanga, you immediately think of Kruger National Park, Sabie and Skukuza – which it is most famous for. A landlocked province, but nonetheless not boring by any stretch of the imagination harbouring beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Mpumalanga has rolling grassland savannah and beautiful mountainous areas. The province’s iconic Blyde River Canyon, among the world’s largest, is known as a green canyon because of its subtropical foliage.
There is a section known as the Panorama Route, known for its scenic mountains, awe inspiring natural beauty and waterfalls. This entire section is also pet-friendly, except for Bourkes Luck Potholes! And if you’ve ever visited Bourkes Luck, you’ll understand why. It is the most massive natural potholes carved by water – which are even dangerous for humans! (except if you stay on the demarcated route of course).
Mpumalanaga therefore has only one classification in our book, and that is Mountain getaways. 🙂
Some of our favourite destinations include: Graskop, Dullstroom, Gods Window, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest
Fly Fishing, Game Viewing, Moutain Biking, Hiking
Things To Do
Cast a fly in one of the nine dams on the property or the five weirs in the river. Two fish per cottage per stay is allowed, and the rest is C.A.R. If you're new to fly fishing, you can sign up for a lesson. Plan your trip to the Highlands Farmhouse in September if you want to catch some trout!
Other activities at Highlands Farmhouse include a mini-game trail. You will need a high-clearance vehicle to be able to see the zebra, waterbuck, Springbok, oribi and hyenas!
For something closer to the cottage, there are walking trails that will take you past waterfalls, and iron age settlements. There is also a challenging 10km mountain bike trail on the property.