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Condo · Outer West Durban
Modern & tranquil open plan apartment with pool.
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space. Ideal for a traveling couple or a working individual on a business trip. Located only two minutes from Busamed Hillcrest Hospital and Hillcrest town. A big and beautiful garden surrounds the apartment with double doors on either sides opening into the lovely space. Amenities include a pool, outdoor patio for dining and braai, WIFI and Netflix. Laundry services available on request. Property has a manager on site to assist with any enquiries.
Jul 6 – 13
$42 per night
Farm stay · Outer West Durban
11-on-RobRoy 1-bedroom glamping cottage1 & pool
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Wake up to the birds singing and nature echoing the song whilst fresh air gently breeze through your face This self catering cottage gives you a camping feel without having to rough it out, because you are gorgeous and only deserve glamorous and fine things in life. You can cook, braai or explore the best of Bothas Hill or Hillcrest fine dining restaurants, which are within a 6km radius. Peace, quiet and privacy is guaranteed.
Jan 10 – 17
$20 per night
Apartment · Outer West Durban
The Little Delicious Monster, Outer West Durban
Cosy and compact one bedroom cottage in beautiful Drummond: Situated on a 5 acre small holding with breathtaking views and privacy. Single bedroom with a double bed, a separate lounge and a combined kitchen & dining area. 10 mins from Hillcrest/Kloof. 30 mins from Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The entire space is nestled on the edge of a permaculture herb garden. Uncovered secure parking. 10MB uncapped WIFI access and Smart TV with Netflix and Youtube.
Apr 10 – 17
$32 per night

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Cottage · Hillcrest
The Tennis Court Cottage, peaceful and relaxing
Dec 3 – 10
$31 per night
Private room · Hillcrest
Thatch cottage (seperate)peaceful residential area
Feb 1 – 8
$19 per night
Private room · Camperdown
Leopards and Louries
Jun 30 – Jul 7
$33 per night
Private room · Gillitts
Quiet, peaceful and private room with en suite
Feb 1 – 8
$23 per night
Private room · Durban
Serene house overlooking gorge....
Jan 14 – 21
$19 per night
Farm stay · Outer West Durban
11-on-RobRoy calming space with 3 bedrooms&pool
Apr 13 – 20
$62 per night
Guest suite · Outer West Durban
Cadmoor midway, stylish living, dstv, wifi kitchen
Feb 11 – 18
$52 per night
Guesthouse · Hillcrest
Stacey's Apartment
Jan 12 – 19
$31 per night
Guesthouse · Hillcrest
Rock Rose Cottage - Home from home!
Mar 1 – 8
$32 per night
Home · Bothas Hill
★ uMfula Lodge in a secure Private SAFARI Park ★
Apr 18 – 25
$210 per night
Loft · Hillcrest
The Owl House, a modern unit in a tranquil setting
Feb 16 – 23
$35 per night
Home · Outer West Durban
Aloe Ridge Country Cottage
Sep 12 – 19
$81 per night

Your guide to Mpumalanga

All About Mpumalanga

The South African province of Mpumalanga is the second smallest province in the country, but within its borders you’ll find distinctive geographical features, incredible wildlife, thriving cities, and traditional villages. The province is split between high altitude grassland, called the highveld, and low altitude savannah, referred to as the lowveld. Mpumalanga’s diverse landscape and nature parks and reserves draw outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Mpumalanga’s capital city, Mbombela, in the lowveld, is the perfect homebase for you to explore this province, as it offers easy access to all the region’s natural attractions, as well as botanical gardens, museums, art galleries, and fantastic eateries serving up traditional South African and international fare.

To cover as much of the province as possible, you may want to take a drive along the Panorama Route. This scenic road, which takes one to three days to explore, traverses through the Blyde River Canyon, where you’ll pass culture landmarks like the Lydenburg Museum, home to the Lydenburg Heads — terracotta sculptures of heads created around the year 500 AD — and the Sudwala Caves, the oldest caves in the world.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mpumalanga?

Situated in the southern hemisphere, Mpumalanga’s winters run from April to August, while summers are from October to February. Since this province is home to two different landscapes, the weather does differ depending on where in Mpumalanga you choose to stay. If you intend to explore both the Highveld and the Lowveld regions of the province in one trip, be prepared for temperature variations.

During the winter months it can get quite chilly at night, though the days remain mild, so be sure to bring a jacket if you might be caught outside after dark. Winter is one of the best times for spotting animals because the lower levels of vegetation draw them out into the open as they search for food. Spring brings warmer weather, though the heat never reaches sweltering levels, even in peak summer. During the warmer months, you may hear the calls of unique migratory birds that come to Mpumalanga from all around the world. Once fall arrives, the weather tends to stay warm, but the summer temperature spikes drop off, allowing for the autumn foliage to revive and return the area to its golden colors.

What are the top things to do in Mpumalanga?

Blyde River Canyon

Spanning 31 miles, the Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world, though it differs from those such as the Grand Canyon because it is covered in subtropical vegetation. There are hiking paths that crisscross the canyon, and you can go kayaking or whitewater rafting on Blyde River. The canyon is part of a 71,000-acre nature reserve that is also home to geological features including Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels, God’s Window, and Pinnacle Rock.

Lisbon Falls

At just over 300 feet tall, Lisbon Falls is the highest waterfall in the area, and more adventurous visitors are able to hike all the way to the base of the waterfall before taking a refreshing dip in the pool at the bottom. Additionally, there are several magnificent waterfalls that adorn the cliffs and gorges of Mpumalanga, some of which are in the middle of indigenous forests. Their constant mist provides some much-needed coolness when hiking through the area.

Pilgrim’s Rest

Pilgrim’s Rest is a museum town filled with relics of 1800s Victorian architecture, offering the opportunity to witness the stronghold gold mining once had in this area. The town attracted gold prospectors from 1873 until the 1880s, and many buildings from that initial rush remain, such as the Printing Museum and the Anglican Church. Check out one of the historic homes, such as the Alanglade House Museum, for a closer view into this history.

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