Welcome to Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency

Welcome to Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA), custodians of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Established in terms of the Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency Act 2005, the objective of the Agency is to provide for the management and promotion of responsible tourism and nature conservation in the Province and to ensure sustainable utilisation of natural resources for the benefit of everyone in the province.

MTPA provides an integrated tourism and biodiversity conservation management system in order to stimulate and maintain economic growth for the Province.



About Mpumalanga


Visit our diverse reserves


Climb the word third highest canyon and the only green canyon in the world Blyde river canyon. Visit the only tourist attraction where God has a window.

Explore the oldest cave in the world and spend the night in the world’s best game reserves.


Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.


This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Visit the world’s most famous game reserve, climb the world's third-highest canyon, explore the world's oldest cave and spend the night in the world's best private game lodges.

The entire Mpumalanga area offers exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout. Steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound. Mpumalanga offers something for everyone.


"Mpumalanga a truly pioneering spirit"



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Visit Mpumalanga!

For more travel and tourism information about Mpumalanga, including accommodation, attractions and activities - click on this link for the Mpumalanga destination website. You will also be able to plan, book and pay for your unique Mpumalanga experience - realtime - and see for yourself why we are the most diverse and unbelievably beautiful place in South Africa.



Culture and Heritage

Mpumalanga's pay-off line - 'A Pioneering Spirit'- is evident in the history and heritage of the Province. Mpumalanga has played a pivotal role in the development of South Africa and beyond. From a geological perspective, it was the ripping away of Antarctica and Madagascar at the Blyde River Canyon that caused the continent to tilt, upward, ridding it of the great inland sea that is now the Highveld. Mpumalanga has the oldest rock formations known to man, providing proof beyond doubt that this is the cradle of humankind.

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