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Grass and Wetlands

Grass and Wetlands Region, Mpumalanga The Grass & Wetlands Region lies just south of the Highlands Meander Region of Mpumalanga, and is known as South Africa’s Lake District. At the centre of this green and lush mountain foothill region, the town of Chrissiesmeer lies on the banks of Lake Chrissie – the largest natural freshwater lake in the country. This region is a birding paradise thanks to the hundreds of small lakes and wetlands that dot the landscape in the region around Chrissiesmeer. One of the most important o...

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Grey Rhebok or Kranskloof Hiking Trail, Carolina Grey Rhebok or Kranskloof Hiking Trail, Carolina

Several base camp day trails from the Kranskloof Camp north of Carolina make the most of the Mpumalanga Highveld's scenic beauty.

Suikerboschfontein Hiking Trail, Carolina Suikerboschfontein Hiking Trail, Carolina

This 2 day circular hiking trail near the town of Carolina is renowned for its scenic beauty and is a favourite 'weekend away'...

Outdoor Activities near Piet Retief Outdoor Activities near Piet Retief

Enjoy fishing, hiking, birding and the great outdoors around Piet Retief near the Swaziland border, with Outdoor Heartbeat

Horse Riding at Little Farm Adventures, Volksrust Horse Riding at Little Farm Adventures, Volksrust

Little Farm Adventures near Volksrust, Mpumalanga, offers horse riding holidays with activities and accommodation for the family

The Giant Footprint The Giant Footprint

The footpint of a giant or a creepily co-incidental pattern of erosion. It's worth a walk up to the granite 'koppi' near Lothair

Fly-Fishing at Komati Gorge Wildlife Reserve Fly-Fishing at Komati Gorge Wildlife Reserve

The Komati Gorge Wildlife Reserve and Lodge offers superb fly-fishing in the Komati River Gorge near Machadorp and Carolina

The Komati River Gorge The Komati River Gorge

The Komati River Gorge is an impressive, bushy and wildlife rich canyon that offers swimming, birding and superb fly-fishing.

Five Assegais Hiking Trails Five Assegais Hiking Trails

The Five Assegais Hiking Trails are made up of several excllent 1-2 day trails through beautiful scenery on a private Estate

Lake Chrissie - the Centre of South Africa Lake Chrissie - the Centre of South Africa's Lake District

Pretty Lake Chrissie is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa and the heart of the pretty 270 lake Mpumalanga Lake District

McCloud McCloud's Pure Wool Duvets, Chrissiesmeer

You can only take photos of scenery and birds, but you can take home 100% Wool Duvets form one of SA's top wool producing regions

Birding in Chrissiesmeer Birding in Chrissiesmeer

A 60km circular birding route around Chrissiesmeer offers great summer birding in the reed beds and pans of the 'Lake District'

Elands River Falls Elands River Falls

The Elands River Falls drop 70m down the Elands River Gorge between the towns of Waterval Boven (Emgwenya) and Waterval Onder

The Badplaas Sulphur Springs (Forever Resorts Badplaas) The Badplaas Sulphur Springs (Forever Resorts Badplaas)

The hot spring waters of Badplaas can be enjoyed by guests and day visitors alike at the Forever Resorts Badplaas Hydro

Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve & Training Centre Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve & Training Centre

Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve is home to the largest population of threatened bird species in S. Africa and a popular birding spot

Weeping willows, bird burrows, historic sorrows and new tomo Weeping willows, bird burrows, historic sorrows and new tomo

Travelling through Mpumalanga on the N11 there is a sudden, tangible change in the air when nearing R543. It's like moving ...

West Street Inn, Ermelo, Mpumalanga West Street Inn, Ermelo, Mpumalanga

West Street Guesthouse is located in Ermelo, a town situated in the Grass and Wetlands area of Mpumalanga ...

Welgekozen Country Lodge, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga Welgekozen Country Lodge, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

Welgekozen Country Lodge is located 500m outside of Piet Retief, a town located in Mpumalanga ...

Waterfront Guest House, Carolina, Mpumalanga Waterfront Guest House, Carolina, Mpumalanga

Waterfront Guest House is located in Carolina, a town located in the mountainous province of Mpumalanga ...

Wakkerstroom Valley Guest House, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Wakkerstroom Valley Guest House, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Wakkerstroom Valley Guest House is located 4km’s outside of Wakkerstroom, a small village in the Grass and Wetlands area ...

Wakkerstroom Country Inn, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Wakkerstroom Country Inn, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Wakkerstroom Country Inn is centrally located in Wakkerstroom, a small village, 3 hours from Pretoria in Mpumalanga ...

The Weaver’s Song, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga The Weaver’s Song, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

he Weaver’s Song is a single rondawel located outside of Wakkerstroom, on a working farm in Mpumalanga ...

Smalkloof Guest House, Volksrust, Mpumalanga Smalkloof Guest House, Volksrust, Mpumalanga

Smalkloof Guest House, a beautifully restored farmhouse, is centrally situated in Volksrust, Mpumalanga ...

Rohrs Farm Guesthouse, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga Rohrs Farm Guesthouse, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

Rohrs Farm Guesthouse is located 17km’s outside of Piet Retief, Mpumalanga. The establishment offers packages on a bed and ...

Ndalo Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga Ndalo Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga

Ndalo Lodge is situated in Badplaas, a town in the mountainous province of Mpumalanga. The modern lodge has a restaurant and ...

Just Country, Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga Just Country, Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga

Just Country Self-catering House is situated in Chrissiesmeer, a quaint hamlet in the "Lake District" of Mpumalanga ...

Hlumu Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga Hlumu Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga

Hlumu Lodge is located in Badplaas, a small town in Mpumalanga ...

Glen Oak Lodge, Amsterdam, Mpumalanga Glen Oak Lodge, Amsterdam, Mpumalanga

Glen Oak Lodge is situated in Amsterdam, a quaint town in the South Eastern region of Mpumalanga ...

Four Flies Nature Farm, Carolina, Mpumalanga Four Flies Nature Farm, Carolina, Mpumalanga

Four Flies Nature Farm is tucked away in a valley 20 km’s from Carolina in Mpumalanga ...

Florence Guest Farm, Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga Florence Guest Farm, Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga

Florence Guest Farm is located 5km’s outside of Chrissiesmeer, a small hamlet in Mpumalanga in the "Lake District" of South Africa

Ermelo Inn, Ermelo, Mpumalanga Ermelo Inn, Ermelo, Mpumalanga

Ermelo Inn is situated in the town of Ermelo, in Mpumalanga. The Inn has its own Waenhuis Restaurant ...

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga  Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge, Badplaas, Mpumalanga

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge is situated outside of Badplaas, a quaint town in Mpumalanga ...

African Flair Country Lodge, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga African Flair Country Lodge, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

African Flair Country Lodge is situated in Piet Retief, a town in Mpumalanga surrounded by blue gum, wattle and pine trees.

Oase Restaurant, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga Oase Restaurant, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

Oase Restaurant offers some of the finest cuisine in the area. The menu includes super steaks, chicken, pork and lamb dishes...

Seductive shores Seductive shores

The somnolent village of Chrissiesmeer, capital of South Africa's lake district, has deep roots in history, vibrant biodiversity

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, Carolina, Mpumalanga Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, Carolina, Mpumalanga

The Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve in the Mpumalanga grass and wetlands area is home to the magnificent Nooitgedacht Dam...

Mountain Biking in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Mountain Biking in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

The town of Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga is an ideal road-trip rest stop and a great spot for mountain biking...

Mountain Biking at Hebron Farm, Carolina, Mpumalanga Mountain Biking at Hebron Farm, Carolina, Mpumalanga

Hebron Farm outside Carolina, Mpumalanga offers mountain bikers some of the most challenging mountain biking in the highveld...