Mpumalanga is a province in South Africa bordering both Swaziland and Mozambique. The province is home to a variety of geographic regions, with the Drakensberg Mountain Range dividing it and the southern part of Kruger National Park in its eastern division.
There are various waterfalls located in the area of Blyde River Canyon. Some waterfalls in the area include Horseshoe Falls, Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Mac-Mac Falls, and the highest waterfall in Mpumalanga, Lisbon Falls, which is an astonishing 90 metres high. Lisbon Falls and Berlin Falls are closest to the town of Graskop.
Potholes at Bourke’s Luck are spectacular formations created by the power of centuries of water from nearby rivers plunging into the canyon, causing sand and rock to carve large, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. These natural wonders are often recognized as the start of the Blyde River Canyon, leaving visitors thirsty for more natural wonders.
Meet and interact with the six rescued elephants at Elephant Whispers. Experienced elephant handlers guide you through the education, history, and interaction with these elephants, as you feel their rough skin and greet them the “elephant way.” Elephant interactions cost R700 per adult. Elephant back riding is available at an additional cost of R650.
God’s Window is a majestic viewpoint offering panoramic views over South Africa’s Lowveld, appropriately named for its low altitude due to the region’s flat nature compared to its surrounding mountainous area. The viewpoints at God’s Window stand at towering cliffs that plunge down 700 metres.
Thrill seekers are welcome to enjoy the rush of the rapids of the lower Sabie River. This white water tubing experience takes both beginners and experts down 8 kilometres and 20 individual rapids, all while providing spectacular views of the surrounding wildlife and vegetation. Half-day and full-day trips are available at R390 per adult.