The land of the Big Five
Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa, the name literally means ”the place where the sun rises” in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu languages.
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Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa, the name literally means ”the place where the sun rises” in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Eswatini and Mozambique. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south.
The capital is Mbombela (Nelspruit) and is known as the gateway to the world’s most iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park, its third largest canyon the Blyde River Canyon, ancient caves, and many more scenic & heritage attractions close by.
The Kruger National Park, established in 1898 for the protection of Lowveld wildlife, covering 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 sq mi), is a popular destination for local and international travellers.
There are many activities to take advantage of when visiting Kruger, Mpumalanga, these include the big jump, mountain and quad biking, horse trails, river rafting, and big game viewing are endemic to the region. This is “Big Five” territory.
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport – Nelspruit (MQP)
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, or KMI Airport as it is commonly known, is the official international port of entry into Mpumalanga which is home to the world’s most iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park.
The terminal building, constructed as an African theme all under thatch is known to be the largest thatch constructed airport in the world, and it is a true architectural masterpiece. The unique aesthetics and decor of the building blend in with the surrounding bushveld, which has become a favourite landmark among passengers visiting the Kruger Lowveld.
The airport facilities offer travellers car rental and shuttle taxi services, food and beverage facilities, bank & bureau de change services, porter services, luggage wrap and baggage storage.