The Mpumalanga Province is regarded as one of the most tourist-friendly provinces in South Africa. Despite its close proximity to some neighbouring countries, such as Mozambique, the province is also less than three hours drive from Johannesburg and some four hours from Polokwane - one of the host cities for the FIFA World Cup™. Aside from the world-acclaimed Kruger National Park which is the main tourist destination in Mpumalanga Province, very little is known about this province and its surroundings. The FIFA World Cup will afford visitors the opportunity to explore this rich landscape and discover the other side of the city of Nelspruit.
Spend your morning in the city centre while doing some shopping. Then make your way to your first obvious destination - the Kruger National Park. The park will easily consume your whole day as it stretches for some 350km. In the afternoon take a game drive in the Kruger enjoying the beautiful landscape. As night falls, make sure you have some camping facilities (but ensure that your camping venue has been deemed risk free). Alternatively, you can board at some of the guest houses in the region and enjoy some local hospitality.
The second day should be reserved for pure adventure and after spending the morning making your way back to Nelspruit, be sure to visit the majestic Swadala Caves. Then make a detour to the breath-taking Mac Mac Falls to catch a glimpse of some stunning natural African beauty. As night falls, make your way to the Shagana Village where you will find accommodation - and spend the evening indulging in traditional feasts prepared by the Shanganas.