Kruger National Park Mpumalanga

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These are the most amazing Instagram-worthy places in Mpumalanga

Do you need to liven up your Instagram feed? Mpumalanga is where you need to be. Here’s why.

Kruger National Park Mpumalanga

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Some of us have spent so long indoors thanks to COVID-19, we don’t even know what outside looks like anymore? Oh, just me? My Instagram account is populated with pictures of cats and the view out my window.

I’m one of the unlucky few who, due to pre-existing medical conditions, must avoid public places and large crowds at all costs, no more than ever. That doesn’t help with my slight travel addiction. Not one bit.

Mpumalanga has it all

Whether the absence of travel is driving you up the wall, or you just can’t wait to hit the road again (perhaps you’re on the road already), I’ll show you why Mpumalanga is the place to be.

If you’re on the lookout for your next photo opportunity to add to an already #lit social media feed, Mpumalanga has it all: from busy city streets to dangerous cliffs with gorgeous sunsets. Be careful, though.

If this sounds like you, then the Blyde River Canyon, the Kruger National Park or Lone Creek Falls is the place to be.

Blyde River Canyon

Did you know that Blyde River Canyon is the third-largest canyon in the world? Situated just outside the Kruger National Park, it’s a magical place filled with panoramic views and greenery as far as the eye can see.

There are also more than 1 000 flora species; most of them can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Some are rare or even endangered. God’s Window is an absolute must-visit destination.  

Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga
Blyde River Canyon. Image supplied by Irvine Partners

If you need more views, head over to Pinnacle Rock. It’s a massive quartz rock towering 70 metres over the canopy of the indigenous forest below. There are two viewing platforms but you can also walk over the stream to the other side of the gorge.

Kruger National Park

A trip to the Kruger National Park might just be what you need to overcome these lockdown blues. Escape city lights and find peace where the wildlife roams freely. One of the biggest attractions in Mpumalanga is the Kruger National Park

It’s also one of Africa’s largest game reserves and is home to the Big Five. Perfect for those who prefer taking images and capturing all the sweet moment’s nature has to offer.

For those who would like to spend a little more with these amazing animals, a great place to stay would be Shishangeni by BON Hotels. Situated just outside of the Kruger, this private lodge is every nature-lovers dream.

Also read: The ultimate guide to the world-famous Kruger National Park

Lone Creek Falls in Sabie, Mpumalanga

For those who would like to capture some amazing shots with a waterfall in the background, head on over to Lone Creek Falls. This well-known spot is part of the waterfall route in the area of Sabie, Mpumalanga.

If you’re on the hunt for one of those breathtaking shots with the waterfall in the background it would probably be best for you to head on over during the morning- that way you’d be able to take pictures with the waterfall to yourself and secure your next profile pic.

So, gather your friends and family and enjoy the natural beauty of what Mpumalanga has to offer. If you need more travel inspiration, we’ve compiled this handy guide of things to do in Mpumalanga. Hours of fun guaranteed!

Lone Creek Falls Mpumalanga
Lone Creek Falls. Image supplied by Irvine Partners