Synonymous with the Kruger Park, the Lowveld has everything from wild horses to tree houses and cottages hidden in the mountains. Here are five diverse places close to Mpumalanga’s capital.
Driving from Johannesburg to Mbombela (Nelspruit), you know you’ve said farewell to the Highveld as soon as you pass through the tunnel near Emgwenya (Waterval Boven). The tunnel is the passageway from the chilly escarpment down into the balmy Lowveld.
Or, swap the N4 for the R539 and enter the Slowveld (as it’s fondly known) via Schoemanskloof, where you are welcomed by mountains, rivers and citrus trees galore.