Mpumalanga means east or literally “the place where the sun rises” in Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu.
The diverse and special flora and fauna of the province enjoys protection in a range of nature reserves, including:
Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
Sabi-Sand Game Reserve
Mpumalanga is the second-smallest province after Gauteng and offers spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife. Activities such as for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing are ideal in this corner of the country.
|Population||4 328 300|
|Share of total population||7,7%|
|Area (km2)||76 495|
|Percentage of total area||6,3%|