|Population:||4 Million People|
|Specific tourist information:||
|Annual temperature:||Hot in December, January, February, other months pleasant|
|Best travelling season:||February – November in the Lowveld, October – March in the Highveld|
|Climate / rainfall:||Sub-tropical / summer rain|
|Malaria:||Kruger National Park|
’Mpumalanga’ translated means ’Land of the rising sun‘ and this province is one of the prettiest provinces in South Africa due to its landscape. You won’t ever forget the Mpumalanga Panorama Route which includes the Blyde River Canyon! The southern area of the Kruger Park, THE South African tourist highlight, falls into the province of Mpumalanga. Don’t miss this province when planning your holiday in South Africa.
The province borders Mozambique in the east as well as the Kingdom of Swaziland. It is well established to host tourists and has its own airport, the Kruger Mpumalanga International airport, (KMIA) http://www.kmiairport.co.za/. Mpumalanga is the main forestry and wood industry province of South Africa.
Mpumalanga is made up of two different landscapes and altitudes. Firstly, the Highveld, to which the Transvaal Drakensberg and the Mpumalanga Panorama Route belongs. The second is the Lowveld, a lower region in which the Kruger National Park falls. In the south-summer the Kruger Park becomes very hot and on the Highveld the temperature is far cooler. However, in winter the Highveld is cold at night and in the lower region it is more moderate.
The landscape is very green and you will find forests, fruit and nut farms here. The Drakensberg has many good hiking trails with waterfalls to cool off. Here you will find a list of well designed hiking trails in Mpumalanga » . If you are a keen hiker on your South African holiday, don’t miss a visit to Mpumalanga.