Mpumalanga

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.

Capital Nelspruit
Principal languages siSwati 27,67%
isiZulu 24,1%
Xitsonga 10,4%
isiNdebele 10%
Population 4 328 300
Share of total population 7,7%
Area (km2) 76 495
Percentage of total area 6,3%

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