It is not difficult to locate uniquely beautiful places to visit in Mpumalanga. This region is replete with postcard-worthy sights that are sure to make Instagram users giddy with excitement.
Here, we discover the seven best look-outs in Mpumalanga that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of the province’s natural beauty.
1. Drankensberg Range,Schoemanskloof @ Wolwekrans Eco Lodge
This eco-friendly resort is nestled in the foothills of the Schoemanskloof Mountains, and its architecture and building practices were developed with the goal of minimizing the resort’s effects on the surrounding natural environment.
Adventurous hikers have the opportunity every Saturday to scale the Schoemans Mountains to the highest point, where they will be rewarded with astounding views that include the entirety of this stunning region.
The Schoeman Brothers, travellers on the Groot Trek, gave their names to the valley that is now known as Schoemanskloof. The Schoemanskloof Citrus festival, which takes place each year at the Wolwekrans Lodge, is the town of Schoemanskloof’s most popular yearly event.
Along the Highlands Meander in Mpumalanga, Schoemanskloof is one of seven picturesque places that you’ll find along the route.
Wolwekrans is an impeccable destination throughout the entire year and offers the very best of both worlds. If you are seeking the ideal place to get away from it all in Mpumalanga, Wolwekrans Lodge should be at the top of your list of new destinations.
2. God’s Window
Graskop, which is located in Mpumalanga, is a town that one could want to visit for a variety of different reasons. The beauty of God’s Window, however, is most likely what draws the majority of visitors to this region.
The lookout point can be found along the Panorama Route, and it provides visitors with a breath-taking vista of the Blyde River Canyon.
From the highest point of the Drakensberg Escarpment, one has a spectacular view of the cliffs that drop off to the Lowveld at a rate of almost one kilometre per hundred meters.
The forest that can be seen immediately below the vantage point extends all the way to the Kruger National Park, which is another one of Mpumalanga’s most well-known tourist destinations.
You may rest assured that going to God’s Window will be one of the most exciting and memorable instances of sight-seeing that you will ever have in your life. It is an excursion into a forgotten area of the world, and everyone ought to put it on their list of must-see destinations.
3. The Plateau at Kaapsehoop
You can take a tour of Adams Calendar high up on the plateau above Nelspruit, right next to the picture-perfect mining town of Kaapsehoop (a far more authentic experience than Pilgrim’s Rest – they discovered gold here even before the gold rush in Johannesburg), and Kaapsehoop is a picture-perfect mining town (apparently the oldest man-made structure on earth).
Mysticism and breath-taking scenery come together in the form of the stone’s vantage point, which looks out over the Barberton Valley.
De Kaap Valley is traversed by a number of rivers, including the Ngwenyana (also known as the Little Crocodile River), the Noordkaap River, the Suidkaap River, and the Queens River, amongst others.
These rivers have, over the course of time, eroded the De Kaap Valley and formed a kaleidoscope of numerous little ravines that are all covered by bushveld.
These ravines are known as the “Barberton Greenstone Belt,” and they are home to a variety of different mineral and semiprecious stone deposits that date as far back as the prehistoric Achaean Age.
4. Lisbon Falls
The Pilgrim’s Rest region is home to a number of awe-inspiring waterfalls, the tallest of which is the Lisbon Falls with its plunge of 92 meters. The viewing deck provides spectacular vistas of the falls and the surrounding area.
You can get to the falls by taking a left turn and then a right turn onto a dirt road from the intersection where the R534 and the R532 meet again. It is not difficult to find, and all that is required of you is a nominal price (most attractions involve a fee in Mpumalanga).
5. Long Tom Pass
The most popular route through Mpumalanga is also one of the province’s most stunning in terms of its natural beauty.
It should come as no surprise that the Panorama Route includes the beautiful and curvaceous descent from the Drakensberg escarpment, which can be found between Lydenburg and Sabie. Good viewpoints are at 29.4 km and 31.4 kilometres from Sabie.
Long Tom Pass is located in a region that is shrouded in mystery and is replete with towering mountain ranges, each of which has an intriguing tale to tell and fascinating outdoor activities that are sure to keep the entire family interested and enthralled.
This region is currently covered in a thick layer of flora, including pine trees and eucalyptus trees, which extends as far as the eye can see. The landscape is dominated by the peaks of Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg, which makes the road that you drive quite a gorgeous one to take.
6. Wonder View
This is the vantage point that is the most elevated along the Panorama Route. The vistas over the escarpment may be seen in every direction for 180 degrees. Because the parking area is directly adjacent to the lookout, getting there is quick and easy.
The Mpumalanga highlands, located at the north-eastern sector of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg, are visited along the Panorama Route, which is considered to be one of the most scenic self-drive routes in the entire country.
In these craggy highlands, the plateau comes to an abrupt and dramatic halt, plunging steeply away into the Lowveld while providing breath-taking vistas out over the grasslands of Africa.
7. Blyde River Canyon
The Bourke’s Luck Potholes are situated within the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. A lookout point not too far from the Potholes can be found high above the canyon.
From this vantage point, one can see the magnificently verdant expanse of the canyon, which is caused by the abundant vegetation. At the very end of the canyon, there is a lake that is peacefully situated in the middle of the landscape.