The Lowveld was previously known as the Eastern Transvaal Lowveld. Following the end of Apartheid in 1994 the province's name was changed to Mpumalanga and the area is simply called The Lowveld.
South Africa's geography mainly consists of a large interior plateau, an often mountainous escarpment and a low lying coastal plane that runs all the way up the eastern and western flanks of the country. Although the Mpumalanga border does not stretch to the ocean, the Lowveld section of the province is part of the coastal plane and is more or less 200m above sea-level. This is in contrast to nearby Belfast at 2200m, which is located on the Mpumalanga Highveld.
The Lowveld is home to fertile fruit growing farms, the southern half of the Kruger National Park (and its private game reserve extensions) and large rural communal land areas such as Bushbuck Ridge. The Lowveld's biggest tourist draw card is definitely its wildlife. The Kruger Park's main rest camp and headquarters, Skukuza, lie within the Mpumalanga section of the Park.
The Sabie Sand Reserve consists of a collection of independent private game reserves, which has an open border with the Kruger (i.e. no fences) thus forming part of one of the biggest wildlife areas in the world.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .
The 5 Day Wildlife Experience Scheduled Tour, starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. It includes the Makalali Private Game Reserve, the Panorama Route, The Kruger National Park, The Mthethomusha Game Reserve, a game drive and walk in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary.
Highlights: Makalali Private Game Reserve , Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Swaziland , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia Estuary & Lake .
The 3-Day Kruger National Park Safari departs Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It includes two nights in the Kruger National Park (Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp) and various game drives in your tour vehicle. There’s also an option of joining an ‘open’ 4x4 full-day game drive in the Park (own account).
Highlights: Kruger National Park .
Hazyview is a small town in Mpumalanga's Lowveld region en-route to the main gate of the Kruger National Park. Although the greater Hazyview region is beautiful and does justify the poetic name, the town itself is rather drab..
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally renowned as a world leader in conservation policies, practices and techniques. This Park stretches over 20 000 square kilometers (2 million hectares) and is home to an incredible variety of plant, bird and animal species, including the “big five” (elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo).
The small town of Hoedspruit is situated in the Mpumalanga lowveld at the foothills of the small Drakensberg mountain range. Hoedspruit is close to a well known cluster of private game reserves in the Timbavati and Klaserie regions. It is also in close proximity to the Kruger National Park.