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One of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, Mpumalanga is a great province to explore by car. Its Drakensberg Escarpment is its most famous region, with its plunging cliffs and dramatic scenery. Nelspruit, the provincial capital, is a great base for exploring the province’s national parks, while Sabie features waterfalls. Dullstroom, a laid-back fishing village set high in the mountains, boasts stunning scenery, wild flowers and birds of prey.
The most convenient way to get around is with car hire in Mpumalanga, which can be picked up at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport or in Nelspruit. Vehicles are available through known suppliers such as Sixt, Argus and 121, but it is best to compare car hire beforehand to ensure the best deal.
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, just north of Nelspruit, operates flights to major cities across the country as well as to Vilanculos, Mozambique. OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg serves the majority of flights in and out of South Africa and can be found 200 miles west of the provincial capital. The N-4 toll road is the main route through Mpumalanga.
Many locals tend to ignore the speed limits, which are posted as 120kph on major highways and 60kph in cities and towns. Always be aware of the speed limit as it tends to change unexpectedly and drive on the left-hand side. Turning left or right on a red light is illegal, as is using a mobile phone while driving.
Nelspruit is the gateway to Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon, which are best reached with car rental in Mpumalanga. Don’t miss God’s Window for its amazing cliffs overlooking Kruger National Park, and visit Barberton to witness some of the world’s oldest rock formations. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a great place to see wildlife, while those wishing to see snakes, crocodiles and lizards should visit Hazyview.
A subtropical climate is typical in Mpumalanga, with colder temperatures in the Drakensburg Mountain Range. Visitors can expect highs of 29°C in January and February, and lows of 6°C in June and July, although the mercury can drop to 1°C in the mountains. April and September experience warm temperatures and little rain.