21 Things you should take a photo of when visiting Mpumalanga

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If you happen to be one of those lucky few travelling to Mpumalanga, on the Panorama Route in particular,  you’ll want to bring a camera. The host of gorgeous waterfalls and natural scenes are every expert and amateur photographer’s dream.

  1. Farm Falls

Snap Fact: While this waterfall is known to few, visitors can enjoy a swim at the pool beneath this gorgeous waterfall. Just don’t bring your camera along. 😉

  1. Bridal Veil Falls

Snap Fact: This beloved waterfall boasts a 70m drop and is located 6km from Sabie.

  1. Lone Creek Falls

Snap Fact: This waterfall has been declared a National Monument.

  1. Photo from God’s Window

Snap Fact: This is without a doubt your best viewpoint of the stunning Blyde River Canyon.

  1. Mac Mac Falls

Snap Fact: It is said that President Thomas Burger visited the area in 1873 and found so many miners with the name Mac that he dubbed the area “Mac Mac”

  1. Lisbon Falls

Snap Fact: The Lisbon Falls are amongst Mpumalanga’s highest with a drop of 94m.

  1. Selfie in Pilgrim’s Rest

Snap Fact: The history of this town dates back to 1873 when Alex Patterson, a miner, discovered alluvial gold on a farm named Ponieskrantz.

  1. Yourself with a bass caught while fly-fishing

Snap Fact: Mpumalanga has many prime fishing spots to choose from some of which include: Arabie Dam, Loskop Dam, Seekoeigat and exclusive fishing lodges.

  1. Every member of the Big 5

Snap Fact: Of course, the Kruger National Park is the best place to take photos of lions, rhinos, elephants and more!

  1. Photo from a hot air balloon in Hazyview

Snap Fact: Hazyview is a small farming town in Mpumalanga and is renowned for its banana industry.

  1. Blyde River Canyon

Snap Fact: The Blyde River Canyon is the third-largest canyon in the world. Monkeys and chacma baboons are known to roam the area.

  1. Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Snap Fact: A series of metal bridges will provide you with the best angle to take amazing photography.

  1. Echo Caves

Snap Fact: These mysterious caves were discovered by a farmer in the 1920s. These caves are amongst the oldest in the world and were declared a Historical Monument.

  1. Lake Chrissie

Snap Fact: This 3km wide lake is also informally known as “Matotoland” and has a maximum depth of 6 m.

  1. 4 Different species of birds

Snap Fact: Olifants River in the Kruger National Park and the escarpment areas of the Blyde River Canyon are amongst the best bird watching spots.

  1. #MondayMotivation and #TravelTuesday worthy hiking photo

Snap Fact: Mpumalanga has a vast variety of hiking trails ranging from difficult to easy so just see where the road leads you.

  1. Sunset

Snap Fact: See if you can get a picture of an authentic African sunset at the Kruger National Park.

  1. Sunrise

Snap Fact: Wake up early, make yourself a cup of coffee and go out for a morning walk to see what treasures you can take pictures of.

  1. Your accommodation

Snap Fact: Of course you’ll want to show people where you’ve stayed and Mpumalanga has such nice accommodation options.

  1. A meal you really enjoyed

Snap Fact: You’ll most probably find that one-of-a-kind meal at 9th Avenue Bistro, Art of Food or Magnolia.

  1. A photo with a local

Snap Fact: As they say, you learn from the locals when travelling so don’t pass up the opportunity.


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