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
Putting the glam into Glamping with Africamps at Mackers
Beer-tasting at Sabie Brewing Co.
Curio-shopping and forest adventures at the Graskop Gorge Lift
Luxurious bush adventure at Jaci’s Sabi House
An introduction to Swati culture at Matsamo Cultural Village
Beautiful bounty from road-side stalls