Mpumalanga is a tourism hotspot in South Africa due to its wonderful subtropical climate incredible scenery and massive to do list. It has been broken down into 3 district municipalities and several local municipalities under that, with each local municipality looking after a certain amount of towns and cities.
1) Gert Sibande District Municipality.
a) Highveld East Municipality
b) Albert Luthuli Municipality
c) Mkhondo Municipality
d) Msukaligwa Municipality
e) Lekwa Municipality
f) Dipaleseng Municipality
g) Seme Municipality
2) Nkangala District Municipality
a) Emalahleni Municipality
b) Thembisile Municipality
c) Dr JS Moroka Municipality
d) Middelburg Municipality
e) Delmas Municipality
f) Highlands Municipality
g) Mdlala nature reserve
3) Ehlanzeni District Municipality
a) Mbombela Municipality
b) Nkomazi Municipality
c) Thaba Chweu Municipality
e) Umjindi Municipality
f) Lowveld Municipality
Although there are many municipalities the towns are the main thing to concentrate on as each one has its own interesting history, sights and enjoyment.
A small sheep farming village which was established in 1888 and built around a Dutch Reform Church that was established in 1876
Essentially a sheep farming village with Wattle, Pine and Gum Forests in the surrounds. It is so named out of gratitude towards the Netherlands which was sympathetic in the Boers plight.
With fantastic trout fishing and mainly a peaceful and idyllic farming village.
A wonderful resort area set in the grasslands of the Mpumalanga at the foot of the Ndlumudlumu Mountains. Famous for it wonder healing sulpherous hot spring and amazing wildlife.
A small farming village with fascinating history. The farm on which the town is built was owned by Lukas Potgieter who was given the farm as compensation for loosing his leg during the Boer war.
A small coal mining and farming village that was established in 1898 and was originally named McHattiesburg.
A small mining and farming village that is beautiful to visit. On the famous agricultural tour you can see 26 cows being milked in under 6 minutes.
A beautiful serene town with a wonderful natural untouched beauty, perfect for many outdoor activities including hiking, picnicking, kayaking and much, much more.
Named after a wife and rebuilt after it was razed in the Second World War. Carolina is a small farming village with a little bit of coal and precious stone mining to be found.
Known as the largest fresh water lake in South Africa, it has a wonderful history which includes some fascinating evidence of rock art and floating villages.
A wonderfully peaceful fishing area that attract anglers from all over the world. It has a history of violence, detention and torture that sits in an incredible contrast to the tranquil beauty that is modern day Dullstroom.
Originally a large farm named De Le Mas (of the small farm) it is now a farming community with a small town.
The commercial, industrial and educational centre of a fairly area, stretching just over 7500kmsq in Mpumalanga. Here you can find many types of mining and farming activities.
A beautiful picturesque area at the foot of the Drakensburg that is perhaps the most photographed area in the world.
Once a bustling close nit community with every day know how of comings and goings. It is now tragically a ghost town, this occurred when the main road between Johannesburg and Durban was built and it bypassed Greylingstad causing a drop in business and economy.
One of the cultural heritage sites of Mpumalanga and started because of the awesome irrigation scheme of the Loskop Dam. Mainly a beautiful farming area with a massive variety of different produce.
A wonderful small town that is known as the best banana farming area in the world due to its perfect weather. A host of things can be done such as wild game viewing at one of the private game farms near Hazyview, or balloon riding and much, much more.
Established in 1915 and named after Kinross in Scotland. It is a small gold mining area with 4 mines in the area.
An important centre for future development and the spiritual home to the Ndebele tribe.
A small farming village that produces Sugarcane, Subtropical fruit and vegetables. It is 25kms away from the Kruger National Park and very knowledgeable of its surrounds.
An area with Subtropical fruit farming and in close proximity to the Mozambique border, the Kruger National Park and the Swaziland border.
With many activities and the magnificent Lydenburg falls, which consists of 3 falls and is a major attraction. This is the perfect holiday spot for a romantic getaway or action filled time.
A small town located 25kms North of Pretoria.
A natural and beautiful area that is an angler's paradise and home to a naturally radioactive spring that is reported to have powerful healing abilities.
Meaning "morning light" and home to an important agricultural school. It is also a small farming town.
Originally called Marmerhol, meaning marble hole, it is now the agricultural centre of the area with its irrigation farms growing a host of products. Marble was discovered here in 1920 and it is still home to the Marble Lime mine.
A large farming and industrial town that was originally called "Nazareth" meaning root from dry earth. A historical area with a colorful diversity of culture.
A slow paced and easy going town that farms tropical fruits and is a gateway into the Kruger National Park.
Home to the Lowveld botanical gardens which boasts the 1st man made forest, the Sudwala caves, a dinosaur park and is the cultural centre of the area. A bustling city set in the valley of the Crocodile River.
Considered to be the gateway to the panorama trail, it is a quaint village set in the foothills of the Drakensburg. It is in close proximity to some of the more beautiful spots of Mpumalanga.
The whole town has been declared a national heritage site and the history goes back to 1874. A beautiful and unusual town that helps one relive the Transvaal Gold Rush.
A town whose name is translated into horse hill. It was established on top of an 1889m during an equine sickness epidemic. It was found that the horses got over there illness at this altitude and the town was established around that reason.
A timber production and small mining town with its history and heritage dating back to the Voortrekkers.
Set in the centre of one of the largest man made forests in the world, it is a picturesque town set on the panorama trail and hosting a huge amount of activities.
A township that was the centre to the Ndebele people during the Apartheid era and the traditional way of life for the Ndebele nation is still practiced here. It is also a part of the cultural heartland of Mpumalanga.
A town with the Vaal River flowing through it. It is a popular tourist destination with the guest farms being the most popular form of accommodation. Here you can experience all the holiday activities of an inland town with lots, lots more.
Lying on the banks of the Sabie River and situated in the heart of the Kruger National Park. It is the largest encampment in the park and is considered to be the capitol of the park.
A farming area, the town is the central commercial area for the district and has a violent history of war.
An important town with a very rural population.
Literally meaning "above the waterfall," this beautiful spot has wonderful outdoor activities and accommodation that suits all pockets.
Situated at the base of the escarpment below a beautiful waterfall, Waterfall Onder is a beautiful holiday spot full of small town charm and mysterious legends. The name is literally translated into "below the waterfall" and it is sister village to Waterfall Boven.
Named after the rocky outcrop of white sand stone, it is a coal mine founded in 1903 with an amazing an often unbelievable history.
With the Reptile Park, Lowveld botanical gardens and close proximity to the Kruger National Park, the Agricultural town of White River makes an incredible holiday destination base.
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Author: Justin Pretorius