Visitors Guide to the Kruger and Lowveld

The Kruger and Lowveld areas of Mpumalanga are a South African popular tourist destination. The region starts in the south from the Mozambiquan border by Komatipoort, stretching across to Mbombela. Then reaching north towards the Blyde River Canyon and across East to the Kruger National Park.

The Lowveld area is described as restricted to broad valleys below 1000m below sea level. The Lowveld and southern Kruger area has a subtropical climate with humidity that can be compared to Durban’s.


The Kruger Lowveld region is home to several small towns that have unique offerings to travellers. Hazyview is known as the adventure hub of the Lowveld, and we can see why! With activities that range from mild to wild, and the perfect base to visit the Kruger National Park only 10 minutes away. Graskop and Sabie are the gateways to the Panorama Route, where you can explore the forests, and Blyde River Canyon, or take a trip out to the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest. White River and Mbombela are Mpumalanga’s urban capitals close to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Don’t forget to visit the secret gem of Kaapsehoop where the wild horses are found, and good food and vibes at the Bohemian Groove Cafe.

The historical mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest


The Lowveld is a low-lying subtropical climate where broad-leafed and thorn trees coexist in open woodlands, and with wide rivers such as the Sabie River. The area is rich with wildlife and is a birder’s paradise! From the cheeky vervet monkeys found almost everywhere, to the elusive Narina trogon. Most of the southern Kruger National Park falls into this biome and spotting the big 5 is almost a guarantee. Read more facts about the Kruger National Park here.

The elusive Narina trogon

Blyde River Canyon

The world-famous Blyde River Canyon is the largest ‘green canyon’ in the world. With views from God’s Window over the Lowveld that on a clear day can see up to the Kruger, towering waterfalls, and incredible hiking spots, this should be on everyone’s bucket list! Have a read through our ’10 things you didn’t know about the Panorama Route’ blog for more information.

Things to do

Adventure is the best way to describe a visit to the Kruger Lowveld. Whether you prefer a relaxed day out, or looking to get your adrenalin pumping, there is something for everyone! Activities on offer from hiking, quad biking, river rafting, educational elephant experiences, to gorge swings, and much more! Discover more on our website.

Places to stay

Accommodation types range from camping, self-catering, guest houses, and luxury lodges to safari lodges throughout the area.

A few of our favourites found in the Kruger Lowveld destination are as follows:

The view from Timamoon’s villas.

Don’t delay and pack your bags for a trip to this unique part of South Africa! Looking for a bespoke package? Reach out to us and our consultant team will put the WOW into your holiday!

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