Mpumalanga: Land of Splendor (Part 1)

In celebration of Freedom Day in South Africa, this is my gratitude for the privilege of beauty I enjoy as an Asian South African.

With the exception of the Kruger National Park, popular among our international tourists who come to South Africa for a safari experience, I feel that Mpumalanga is understated, yet its scenic Panorama route has the magnificence that can compete that of the Western Cape’s scenery.

This is Part 1.

This is Part 2.

Travel | Golf | Food

Mpumalanga, [Zulu for] “the place where the sun rises”, formerly known as Eastern Transvaal, being in the eastern part of South Africa, borders Swaziland and Mozambique. It is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations and a personal favorite of mine. Not only does the province have awe-inspiring scenery, its tribal legends and stories of the 1870s gold rush era are sure to keep any visitor engrossed.

While Cape Town with its Table Mountain, beaches, winelands and cosmopolitan city is probably the more popular must-visit destination in South Africa, local and international tourists should visit Mpumalanga and it should not be only because it embraces the south of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, where the clouds are within reach, has spectacular landscapes and one of the world’s largest canyons. From the small town of Graskop to the Blyde River Canyon is one breathtaking view after another…

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