Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

 
 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Eastern Cape coastline

Eastern Cape has more than 800 km of pristine coastline, with magnificent beaches, many with Blue Flag status.

History

 

Pilgrim’s Rest

The mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest is the place where gold was first discovered in South Africa. With its authentic old buildings and shops, Pilgrim’s Rest is a ‘living museum’ and offers a fascinating insight into the gold rush days.

History

 

Cultural villages

The province is renowned for its colourful Ndebele and Shangaan cultures and a visit to a cultural village will give insight into traditional life in this part of the world.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Graded accommodation

Mpumalanga has 299 star-graded accommodation establishments and 6 867 graded rooms.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Sudwala Caves

The Sudwala Caves are the oldest known caves in the world dating back 2000 million years.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Blyde River Canyon

The majestic Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the world’s largest green canyon.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Shangana Cultural Village

A Shangaan cultural village near Hazyview is a bustling African craft market where local craftspeople create and sell their crafts. Learn about and interact with Shagaan traditional culture on village tours and enjoy interactive drumming sessions.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Panorama Route

The picturesque Panaroma Route features not-to-be missed natural attractions such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels, Mac Mac Falls, Sudwala Caves and the majestic Blyde River Canyon.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Private game reserves

Mpumalanga is home to South Africa’s largest collection of private game reserves.

 
 
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