The Kruger National Park
Easily the ‘biggest’ tourist attraction of the Lowveld Region of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park and the ‘Safari Industry’ dominates the tourism profile of the area, but there is far more to the Lowveld Region than ‘Kruger’, camping holidays in ‘the bush’ and lions lying around on the roads posing for tourist snaps.
The History of the Lowveld
The Lowveld stretches east from the Panorama Route on the Drakensberg Escarpment to Komatipoort at the Mozambique border, and south-east to Swaziland.
This scenic region enjoys a sub-tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters, and is a tropical and sub-tropical fruit and citrus growing region.
In addition to orchards, there are sugarcane, cotton and tobacco plantations, and in towns like Phalaborwa there is more than a little mining history to entice those with an interest in the past and what lies beneath the earth.