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Mpumalanga Things to Do

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    by DAO Updated Oct 24, 2011

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    The Pinnacle Rock is a very impressive 30m (98ft) high tower-like "Needle". It is made from a rock called quartzite. Originally sandstone, it has been compressed for thousands of years to form a very durable rock that is resistant to errosion.

    It towers over a beautiful fern-covered ravine created by the Ngwaritsane River. To the right and below the viewing area you can see the topmost of eight waterfalls which are in the river as it falls more than 450m (1476 feet) into the valley below.

    The Pinnacle is very near God’s Window.

    THE PINNACLE
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    A Rondavel (or Rondawel) is a South African word for a round hut dwelling with a thatched roof. The giant peaks of quartzite and shale that make up the 3 Rondavels have sheer rock walls towering more than 700 meters above the ground. The best time to view these are at sunset when they turn a vivid red colour. Named after the 3 most troublesome wives of Chief Maripi Mashile. From left to right they are: Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto.

    The same viewing platform also gives you the most spectacular view possible of the Blyde River Valley. You can climb out onto large rocks that hand over the void, just be careful!

    3 RONDAVELS BLYDE RIVER CANYON
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    by DAO Updated Oct 11, 2008

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    This natural water feature marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon, where the Blyde River ("River of Joy") and the Treur River ("River of Sorrow") meet. Over thousands of years the combination of these two rivers created swirling whirlpools. These whirlpools have caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the soft bedrock of the river. The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke. He staked a claim nearby that did not produce any gold, but he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.

    There is an excellent Visitors Center just inside the entrance where you purchase your tickets. It is a 700m walk to the potholes via specially constructed bridges that give you commanding views of the Potholes. There is also an area of small waterfalls above the Potholes where you can walk in the shallow water. Be Careful! The rocks are slippery and I fell in with my camera.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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Mpumalanga Hotels

  • Cybele Forest Lodge And Spa

    P.O. Box 346, White River, Mpumalanga, 1240, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Ermelo Inn Hotel

    Corner Kerk & Fourie Streets, PO Box 695, Ermelo, , Mpumalanga, 2350, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ebony Lodge

    Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bushwise Safaris And Safari Lodge

    Marloth Park, StandD 2821, , Mpumalanga, 1340, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pine Lake Inn Mpumalanga

    Main Hazyview Rd, White River, Mpumalanga, 1246, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Thanda Nani Game Lodge

    317 Malelane N4 Toll Road, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kruger View Lodge

    The beautiful and affordable lodge is 10 minutes from Kruger Park. It was so peaceful and felt like...

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  • Bohm's Zeederberg Country House

    On R536 between Sabie and Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Sabie River Valley, 1242, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nkambeni Private Tented Camp

    Nkambeni Contractual Park, 1242, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

Mpumalanga Restaurants

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    by DAO Updated Oct 23, 2011

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    Not exactly a restaurant, but you definitely want to eat their Biltong. If you like Biltong, you will love this place. Biltong is so much more than Beef Jerky. It is more tender and flavourful. No plastic tubes here! Every purchase is placed in a brown paper bag that is easy to open. They have traditional beef varieties and game, like Eland, as well. If you are not sure what you like - just ask for free samples! From mild to so hot you won't believe it. Spicy to savoury, they have it all. Some are pre-cut and the rest they will chop up for you. This seems to be a family run business and they know how to take care of the customer. You will definitely leave with a few bags.

    Favorite Dish:
    The Love Bites were too hot for me. The stick (traditional) Biltong was so good, I did not buy enough!

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    by DAO Updated Jul 18, 2009

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    Just to set the record straight Pancakes = Crepe's in South Africa. They have quite a few fillings and you can sit outside in the sunshine. Service is at best indifferent, but the food is very good. 4 of us ate here for $15. Next door is a huge gift shop. If you need souvenirs from South Africa, you can do all your shopping here. After your meal, pop over the road to the Biltong Hut for the best Biltong in the known world. You won't be hungry after eating at Harries, but you would not want to miss it!

    Favorite Dish: I had the Dutch Bacon and Cheese! Tastes as good as it sounds!

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