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The Lowveld Think Crocodile, Lion, Hippo, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Cheetah, herds of Buffalo, Game, Giraffe, Zebra, Anatelope in their hundreds and thousands, under a hot African Sun. Mpumalanga shares the Big Game heavy ‘lowveld’ biome with Limpopo Province to the north, much of which is protected within the Greater Kruger National Park. Besides the Kruger National Park, there are a number of Private Game Reserves and Lodges that offer from ultra-luxury to family – friendly safari accommodation and...

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LANCEWOOD Spills its Saucy New Secret LANCEWOOD Spills its Saucy New Secret

Sauce Delight™ - the latest innovation from LANCEWOOD® - is offering South Africans three tasty and convenient ways to enhance

Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park

Over four days the Lonely Bull Trail in Kruger, citified backpackers tune in to their senses and learn some of the tracking...

Kruger National Park’s Mananga 4X4 adventure trail Kruger National Park’s Mananga 4X4 adventure trail

On a recent trip to the Kruger National Park to#tellbetterstories, we were looking for something a bit different, not just the...

Avalencia Wine from Rottcher Wineries, White River Avalencia Wine from Rottcher Wineries, White River

Fancy something Sweet after supper? Avalancia Orange Wine is a great alternative to Port or Sherry, and it's delicously 'orange'

Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild

Enjoy the sounds and sightings at this rustic picnic spot while your picnic fire blazes, then wander off to the lookout deck...

Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight

Revel in an exclusive retreat at the new Pafuri Border Camp...

6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park 6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park

There are many different ways to experience and enjoy South Africa’s world-famous safari destination, the Kruger National Park...

In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger

Did you know only six percent of the Kruger National Park is accessible to visitors via the main public roads?...

Maverick Maverick

Introducing a new addition to the Cradle of Life family ! Little Maverick is a male tawny lion who was born at Cradle of Life on t

The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger

Kruger’s hides put you at the heart of the action as birds and wildlife seek out water and do their best to avoid becoming prey...

Golden Kudus Golden Kudus

Kruger's private concessions certainly don’t come cheap, but do offer memories money can't buy...

Six of the best walking trails in Kruger Six of the best walking trails in Kruger

These wild walking trails will bring you close enough to touch and smell the finer details of the bush.

A festival of birds in the Kruger National Park A festival of birds in the Kruger National Park

On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park I was introduced to the private Mananga Trail – a discrete off-road route that...

Painted Wolf - our beautiful wild dogs Painted Wolf - our beautiful wild dogs

Despite being top dog when it comes to hunting, the wild dog faces an uncertain future. Visitors to Kruger can help with resear...

Why I love Kruger Why I love Kruger

My three week road trip around South Africa, ending in Kruger National Park reaffirmed that Kruger still holds a special place ..

7 Secrets of Sabie River Valley 7 Secrets of Sabie River Valley

In the Lowveld between the towns of Sabie and Hazyview, the R536 hides more than just the Sabie River. The 14km Matumi Walking ...

The High Road or the Low Road? Two routes to the Lowveld .. The High Road or the Low Road? Two routes to the Lowveld ..

If you are heading out on the N4 East, try to slow down once you hit Machadodorp and enjoy two fascinating routes down the ...

A river runs through it A river runs through it

Away from the crowds of Kruger and the tour groups of the Panorama Route, the quiet Lowveld town of White River makes an ideal ...

Boondocks Labyrinth, Kaapmuiden Boondocks Labyrinth, Kaapmuiden

The Boondock Forest Lodge above Laapmuiden on the Lowevld offers a spiritually uplifting and transformational labyrinth walk...

Kruger Kruger's wild north

As part of his year-long expedition to 31 of SA's nature reserves, photojournalist Scott Ramsay spent five weeks exploring the ...

Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4 Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4

Abandon the guidebook to Kruger and head out in a small convoy onto tracks less travelled along the Lebombo 4x4 Eco-trail, ...

The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks

Gary and Sandra Hughes love to travel, usually to remote places. But when an opportunity came up to explore the Kruger Park ...

See video of mother elephant saving her baby from drowning See video of mother elephant saving her baby from drowning

Mother elephant rescues baby from drowning in a waterhole and then gets stuck herself. Letaba, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Hippo Wars Video at Sunset Dam in Kruger Park, South Africa Hippo Wars Video at Sunset Dam in Kruger Park, South Africa

Watch hippos have a set to at the Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A walk in the Lonely Wild A walk in the Lonely Wild

Kruger has a new backpack trail in the area between the Letaba low water bridge and Mingerhout dam. The Lonely Bull Backpack ...

New Backpacking Trail in Kruger New Backpacking Trail in Kruger

There's a new way to escape the Kruger crowds. Head out from Shimuwini Camp on the Lonely Bull Trail for a guided, four-day ...

Ghosts, granite and wild horses Ghosts, granite and wild horses

As the N4 steadily winds its way up the mountainous Mpumalanga escarpment, and red Coca-Cola sponsored signboards signal the ...

Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, Hectorspruit Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, Hectorspruit

Kwa Madwala Private Reserve offers vehicle, walking, day, night, elephant-back, horse-back and air safaris and tours to Mozambique

Mjejane Game Reserve, Hectorpsruit Mjejane Game Reserve, Hectorpsruit

The Big 5 Mjejane Game Reserve near Hectorspruit offers the ultimate in private game viewing on the banks of the Crocodile River.

Cycle Trails & Mountain Biking in White River, Mpumalanga Cycle Trails & Mountain Biking in White River, Mpumalanga

Enjoy the lush Crocodile River Valley and the area around White River from the saddle of a bike on guided cycle and MTB Trails

Tigerfish and Bass Fishing in Komatipoort Tigerfish and Bass Fishing in Komatipoort

Komatipoort is known for its excellent fishing - for Florida Large Mouth & Small Mouth Bass, Tigerfish, Yellowfish & other species

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails offer 1hr or 3 day trails through the lovely 17000ha Berlin Plantation, Kaapsehoop, Komatiland, Mpumalanga

Adam’s Calendar Adam’s Calendar

An ancient stone circle discovered in 2003 in Kaapsehoop is thought to be the oldest man-made structure on earth - 200 000 yrs old

Birding in the Blue Swallow Reserve, Kaapsehoop Birding in the Blue Swallow Reserve, Kaapsehoop

The Blue Swallow Reserve in Kaapsehoop is named for the several nesting pairs of universally endangered Blue Swallow found there

Soul Creations, Kaapsehoop Soul Creations, Kaapsehoop

A unique jewellery shop offers spiritual upliftment through the remodelling of old gold and silver jewellery and new custom pieces

Manyeleti Game Reserve Manyeleti Game Reserve

Luxury Manyeleti Private Game Reserve on the outskirts of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga is part of the Greater Kruger National Park

Gold Rush Mountain Gambol Gold Rush Mountain Gambol

Steep climbs and hairpin bends characterise the scenic mountain passes around Barberton, tucked into a corner of the historic ...

The Greek Kouzina, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga The Greek Kouzina, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

The Greek Kouzina offers you an open kitchen atmosphere. Here you can enjoy their freshly made Greek foods and desserts. The ...

Lebombo Eco 4x4 Trail, Kruger National Park Lebombo Eco 4x4 Trail, Kruger National Park

This five-day trail in the Kruger is quite exceptional, starting where two countries meet and ending at the joining of a third ...

Orange Restaurant, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Orange Restaurant, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Orange Restaurant boasts magnificent views of the Lowveld escarpment. But above and beyond the spectacular vista of the city ...

Lion & Leopard Restaurant, Komatiepoort, Mpumalanga Lion & Leopard Restaurant, Komatiepoort, Mpumalanga

Lion & Leopard offers mouth watering dishes, full of local and sea food flavour in a relaxed atmosphere. There is also a sports...

Fez Restaurant, White River, Mpumalanga Fez Restaurant, White River, Mpumalanga

The Fez Restaurant offers lunch and dinner in relaxed surrounds. It's the perfect place for sharing platters and a good bottle...

Co-Co Pan Restaurant, Barberton, Mpumalanga Co-Co Pan Restaurant, Barberton, Mpumalanga

Co-Co Pan in Barberton - there is no other place in the country quite like it. Experience the caring, the laughter and of...

Kruger National Park - real adventure in real Africa Kruger National Park - real adventure in real Africa

The Kruger National Park is one of the last true wildernesses in South Africa, and it makes a great place for real adventure...

Nelspruit Golf Course, Mpumalanga, South Africa Nelspruit Golf Course, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nelspruit Golf Course is located in the capital city of Mpumalanga close to the world famous Kruger National Park ...

Nelspruit, Lowveld, Mpumalanga Nelspruit, Lowveld, Mpumalanga

Nelspruit is the capital city of the Mpumalanga province. It is affectionately known by its traditional name, Mbombela...

Sightseeing along the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga Sightseeing along the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga is one of the most spectacular sightseeing areas in South Africa.

God God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

God's Window is one of the most spectacular viewpoints in South Africa, with panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon...

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park

Crocodile Bridge was the headquarters of the old Sabie Reserve, which would later become the Kruger National Park...

Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Lower Sabie Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is rated as one of the best places in the park to spot the Big-Five.

Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is the park's administrative headquarters and the largest camp in the park...

Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Built on the site of prehistoric settlements, Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is on of the park's favourite...

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Pretoriuskop is the oldest rest camp in the Kruger National Park and is full of rich and interesting history...

Talamati Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park Talamati Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park

The Talamati Bushveld Camp is rated as the Kruger Park's best bush camp and wins awards annually...

Orpen Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park Orpen Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park

The Orpen Complex in the central section of the Kruger National Park is home to three very attractive and popular rest camps.

Olifants Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Olifants Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

The Olifants Rest Camp in the central section of the Kruger National Park is one of the smallest, but most popular camp sites...

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga is a Kruger Park concession and one of South Africa's favourite...

The Kruger National Park The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is South Africa's most iconic and renowned national park. Stretching over two million ha...

Nkomazi Game Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga Nkomazi Game Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Nkomazi Game Reserve is situated in the Makhonjwa mountains, known as the 'holy grail' of the worlds' geological sites...

Ligwalagwala Conservancy, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga Ligwalagwala Conservancy, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga

The Ligwalagwala conservancy was formed as part of a co-operative effort to reintroduce lions into smaller reserves in Mpumalanga.

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is nestled amongst the mountains and indigenous forests above Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga.

Songimvelo Nature Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga Songimvelo Nature Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Songimvelo Nature Reserve in Barberton, Mpumalanga is the largest provincial nature reserve in South Africa and home to...

Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

The Sudwala Caves are the oldest known caves in the world, making them an absolute must-see on any visit to Mpumalanga

Queen Rose Hiking Trail, Barberton, Mpumalanga Queen Rose Hiking Trail, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Queen Rose hiking trail near Barberton is one of the most scenically beautiful hikes in the Mpumalanga region..

Hiking the Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga Hiking the Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga

The Uitsoek Trail in Mpumalanga traverses deep valleys and gorges from the foothills of the Drakensberg to the Escarpment and back

Hiking in Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga Hiking in Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga

The town of Kaapschehoop in Mpumalanga is well-know for its rich natural and cultural heritage, which can be enjoyed on a hike...

Leopard Creek Golf Course, Malelane, Mpumalanga Leopard Creek Golf Course, Malelane, Mpumalanga

The Gary Player designed Leopard Creek Golf Course is rated as one of the top courses in South Africa. Next to the Kruger Nation..

Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park

Known as the birding mecca of South Africa, the Punda Maria-Pafuri region of Kruger is the jewel of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park....

Hide and seek Hide and seek

Wild's editor was inspired to shortlist a few parks with new bird hides, opened in the past year...

Kruger National Park Kruger National Park

Kruger is South Africa's most iconic Kruger National Park is simply enormous. It comprises nearly reserve. It's a pristine wilderness that's practically...

Bushveld Bliss Bushveld Bliss

The Kruger National Park is better known for the Big Five than its birdies and eagles, as Meg de Jongdiscovered on a recent trip....