Undiscovered Sabie – Secret attractions revealed

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If you wish to reunite with nature then there is no better place to do so than Sabie, Mpumalanga. Sabie is arguably one of Mpumalanga’s most stunning spots, brimming with gorgeous things to see and do from trout fishing to hiking and weddings.

Here are some of the best ways to experience and explore undiscovered Sabie.

Horseshoe Trout & About

The Trout and About Farm offers anglers ample opportunity to catch a prize in a relaxing natural environment. The dam is stocked with fresh Trout regularly and the venue has facility where anglers can rent rods and have trout gutted. Catch a trout and throw it onto the grill for a twilight braai.

Lone Creek Falls

The astounding Lone Creek Falls is a mere 9km from Sabie and located only 200m from the parking area, allowing swift access. This waterfall has been declared a National Monument and can easily be dubbed Sabie’s most stunning hidden attraction.

St Peter’s Church

The church was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and holds an extraordinary history. The building was completed in 1913 by a team of Italian stonemasons. Follow a stone path winding through Jacaranda trees and an immaculately manicured garden until you reach the little church. The church is open to the public from 7am to 5pm almost every day and open to host weddings.

Sabie River route

The Sabie River route covers everything you need to know from the old gold mining history to forestry history. If you wish to see the most of Sabie in a short amount of time, this is the route to take. Along the route you’ll visit the Forest Industry Museum, Cork Oaks, St Pater’s Church and more!

Caving opportunities

There’s a broad band of Dolomitic rock situated just a kilometre west of Sabie with caves ripe for exploring. If you’re up for the experience, dress up in old clothes and book a tour to explore these enigmatic caves. Guided tours are available. We recommend the Crystal Chamber tour, not for the faint hearted though.

Picnic spots in and around Sabie

The picnic spots in themselves are attractions that make Sabie one-of-a-kind. You most certainly cannot leave Sabie without having enjoyed a picnic in one of the parks or natural areas. Here are a few places to consider if you’re having difficulty making up your mind.

Maria Shires Falls – R10* per person/braai facilities available

Lone Creek Falls – R5* per person/R20 per minibus/R100 per bus

Mac Mac Pools – R20* per person

Prices mentioned in this article are subject to change.


These are but a few reasons why you should make this gorgeous gem in Mpumalanga your next holiday destination. Let us take you as far as Nelspruit and allow you to wander your way over to this magical South African gem. Pick a route and book your bus ticket.

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