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Snaps: #myMpumalanga road trip

Way back, when we used to live in Pretoria, my parents would ever so often pack us all up into the combi and head to the Kruger National – or Marloth Park for the weekend.

I loved it. And a big part of my heart still resides there, in the bushveld.

Living in Cape Town now, weekend trips are obviously no longer an option, so when I get the opportunity to set out in that direction, I jumped at it!

At the end of July, I was lucky enough to be part of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency’s brand new #myMpumalanga campaign (working behind the scenes mostly), which included a quick sho’t left to Jaci’s Sabi House in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and made me super happy.

However, the trip also gave me an opportunity to explore a whole lot more of the ‘place where the sun rises’. Mpumalanga is really an amazing province, offering a range of diverse experiences – from fly-fishing and horse-riding in the chilly highveld town of Dullstroom to glamping along the Sabie River with Africamps at Mackers.

Instead of writing about each of the experiences, I thought I’d just share a couple of pics of the most memorable.

Feeling fly at Dunkeld Country and Equestrian Estate

David, our fly-fishing teacher, showing us how it’s done.
David’s beautiful collection of home-made flies

Putting the glam into Glamping with Africamps at Mackers

Sunrise view from God’s Window the next morning

Beer-tasting at Sabie Brewing Co.

Curio-shopping and forest adventures at the Graskop Gorge Lift

Luxurious bush adventure at Jaci’s Sabi House

Andrew, our super knowledgeable guide.
The biggest treat was spotting this beautiful leopard, called Tingana, right up close.
Nat Geo Wild also on Tingana’s trail

Nothing wrong with a spot of pre-breakfast Amarula coffee 😛

An introduction to Swati culture at Matsamo Cultural Village

Beautiful bounty from road-side stalls


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