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At the entrance to the Blyde River canyon, you will find these informal vendors selling all kinds of lovely stuff that makes nice gifts and souvenirs.
Written Mar 3, 2008
Mac Mac Falls and Mac Mac Pools are definately not worth seeing for the price. The falls are nice but not for the amount of tourist there and the R10 per person charged.
Unique Suggestions: The consolation to coming here (maybe not so for some) are the nice curious sold here. This is one of the best places in the region for buying local crafts at a cheap price.
Fun Alternatives: Try Lisbon Falls on R532 north of Graskop or even Berlin Falls in the same direction. Lisbon Falls is 10 times nicer and free.
Written Nov 30, 2004
Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
If you are doing a night hike, bring a backpack and a water bottle.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Some ideas:
Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.
Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.
Take a warm jacket for game drives; and, if you're going in summer, make sure it's water-proof.
A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.
Long socks if you are going hiking (extra protection against snakes if you come across one).
Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen (Factor 35), headache tablets (from being in the car during the sun all day, may bring on a headache), and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, Tabard for the mossies (mosquitos), cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a SOUTH AFRICAN plug extension.
Bring along the best lens you can - a zoom lens will be needed as the animals are often in the distance and may only look like tiny specks in your photos when they are developed.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
This is so that you don’t get lost, plus can appreciate all that’s around you that much more.
It is not just a place to sight-see, but a place to learn from too.
Dont forget a torch!
Written Mar 24, 2009
Favorite thing: Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's safest provinces, with significantly lower than average violent crime rates. however, advised to take normal common-sense precautions to ensure that their visits are hassle free. If visitors are unfortunate enough to be involved in a vehicle accident, other mishap, or crime, they should immediately call the province's emergency services on telephone number 10111
Fondest memory: Harry's Pancake
Written Dec 15, 2008