The name Mpumalanga is derived from the Swazi word, which means “the place where the sun rises”. This unique province spans over an area of 78 000 kms square and offers a vast diversity of magnificent views, historic sights and wildlife comparable with no other province. This ranges from the grandeur and breath-taking views of our mountains, the splendour of our waterfalls, to the abundance of our wildlife.
Kilmorna Manor offers the ultimate in pampered luxury and tranquillity, starting with a sundowner on the deck of the rim flow pool surrounded by magnificent views of wide-open spaces. We also have a variety of different nature walks ranging from a gentle stroll through the gardens to a more energetic climb up the mountain. Walks are through the 280 hectare Greater Kilmorna Conservancy where you might just encounter zebra, eland, bushbuck, the indigenous red duiker or grey duiker in their natural unspoiled environment. Remember to take your binoculars for some exciting and rare bird spotting.
Set off early and go further afield. How about the Kruger National Park, which is only 1.5 hours away? Or perhaps the Graskop Gorge Lift Company?
A must, especially in spring and summer, is a visit to the Lowveld National Botanical Garden where there are over 600 naturally occurring plant species. Of the approximately 1000 tree species indigenous to South Africa, over 650 can also be seen in the garden.
For those who prefer transport of the four wheeled kind, then how about driving the Panorama route which includes the third largest canyon in the world, Blyde River Canyon, as well as the world renowned God’s Window.
Interested in prehistoric times? Then visit the oldest known caves in the world, The Sudwala Caves, where you can take an hour-long tour back in time when warm shallow in-land waters covered the area and dinosaurs roamed the earth.
How about visiting the quaint town of Dullstroom for a spot of bird watching of the raptor kind at the unique Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, home to a large collection of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. Try to be there at either 10h30 or 14h30 for their daily flying displays.