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Information on the Mpumalanga province of South Africa

Conference Venues South Africa brings you information on the Mpumalanga province of South Africa including information on the Highveld and Cosmos region, Escarpment region, Lowveld and Kruger National Park region, Grass and Wetlands region of the Mpumalanga.

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About the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Mpumalanga lies in the northern and eastern part of South Africa, bordering with Mozambique and Swaziland. Mpumalanga borders on the Limpopo Province to the north, Gauteng to the west, KwaZulu-Natal to the south and Free State to the southwest. Mbombela, located on the Crocodile river, is the capital of the Limpopo Province and a leading manufacturing, and agricultural centre for South Africa. Key industries in the province include the canning of citrus fruit, paper production, furniture manufacturing and timber mills.

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Mpumalanga is a popular tourism destination, with the Kruger National Park one of the main attractions. The other main tourist attractions in the province include the Blyde River Canyon and the Sudwala Caves.The various towns in Mpumalanga have much to offer, with a wealth of activities available including mountain and quad biking, the big jump, horse trails and river rafting. The big 5 game viewing is endemic to the region. Some of the more important towns in the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, include Mbombela, Barberton, White River, Sabie, Graskop. Hazyview, Malelane, Pilgrim's Rest, Nkomazi and Lydenburg.

The Drakensberg Escarpment divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of high-altitude grassland called the Highveld and an eastern half situated in low altitude subtropical Lowveld/Bushveld, mostly savanna habitat. The southern part of the Kruger National Park is situated in the lowveld region. The Drakensberg exceeds heights of 2000m in most places and this central region of Mpumalanga is very mountainous. The Lowveld is relatively flat with scattered rocky outcrops. The Lebombo Mountains form a low range in the east, forming the border with Mozambique.

The Lowveld region of Mpumalanga is a subtropical region due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean and latitude. The Highveld region of the province is comparatively much cooler, due to its elevation above sea level. The area is relatively well-watered by summer thunderstorms with the Drakensberg Escarpment receiving the most precipitation. The Highveld region often experiences severe frost, whilst the Lowveld is generally frost-free. Winter rainfall is rare here, apart from some drizzle on the escarpment.


History of Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga Province is one of the nine provinces of the Republic of South Africa, established in terms of the Interim Constitution of 1993. Following the South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, the Mpumalanga Province was established as the Eastern Transvaal Province.....Mpumalanga History

Geography of Mpumalanga

The Drakensberg Escarpment divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of high-altitude grassland called the Highveld and an eastern half situated in low altitude subtropical Lowveld/Bushveld, mostly savanna habitat. The southern part of the Kruger National Park is situated in the lowveld region. The Drakensberg region exceeds heights of 2000m in most places with this central region of Mpumalanga being very mountainous. In contrast, the Lowveld is relatively flat with scattered rocky outcrops. The Lebombo Mountains form a low range in the east forming the border with Mozambique......Mpumalanga Geography

Climate of Mpumalanga

The Lowveld is a subtropical region due to its close proximity to the Indian Ocean and its latitude. The Highveld is comparatively much cooler, due to its elevation above sea level. The area is relatively well-watered by summer thunderstorms with the Drakensberg Escarpment receiving the most precipitation. The Highveld often experiences severe frost, whilst the Lowveld is generally frost-free. Winter rainfall is rare, apart from some drizzle on the escarpment. .....Mpumalanga Climate

Mpumalanga Fauna & Flora

The diverse and distinctive fauna and flora of the Mpumalanga province enjoy protection in a range of nature reserves.

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Mpumalanga brings some of the best and most established wildlife areas together in Southern Africa. The park is managed as an integrated unit across unprecedented three international boundaries which includes the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, Kruger National Park in South Africa, and Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.

Mpumalanga's Sabi-Sand Game Reserve is built up of several private reserves including Idube Safari Lodge, Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, Exeter Game Lodge, Djuma Game Reserve, Savanna Private Game Reserve, Inyati Private Game Reserve, Londolozi Game Reserve, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Mala Mala Game Reserve, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve and Ulusaba Game Lodge.

Mpumalanga Law and Government

The Mpumalanga Province's legislation is an amalgam of national and regional legislation promulgated prior to the establishment of the Province on 27 April 1994, as well as legislation which it has itself promulgated since it came into existence. Original texts of this legislation are available through various South African governmental web sites. Amended and updated versions of the legislation are available through commercial vendors on subscription.

Mpumalanga Economy

Mpumalanga allows for a variety of agricultural activities with the climatic contrasts between the drier Highveld region, and the hot humid Lowveld. Almost 70% of Mpumalanga is utilised for agriculture. Crops include wheat, maize, sorghum, barley, sunflower seed, soybeans, groundnuts, sugar cane, vegetables, coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, subtropical and deciduous fruit and citrus. Forestry is extensive around Sabie in the far north of the province and Ngodwana is the site of one of South Africa's largest paper mills. Natural grazing covers about 14% of the province. The main products are mutton, dairy, wool, poultry and beef.....Mpumalanga Economy

Towns and Suburbs of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa

Badplaas , Belfast , Dullstroom , Ermelo , Graskop , Groblersdal , Hazyview , Komatipoort , Lydenburg , Machadodorp , Malelane , Middelburg , Nelspruit , Ohrigstad , Piet Retief , Pilgrim's Rest , Sabie , Sabi Sands , Secunda , Skukuza , Schoemanskloof , Standerton , Stoffberg , Valschfontein, White River , Villiers , White River , Witbank

 


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