On Exploring Mpumalanga

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. (Albert Einstein)

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. (Lord Byron)

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. (Nelson Mandela)

Mpumalanga, meaning the place where the sun rises, is a province in northeastern South Africa. It’s rivers, mountains, canyons, grasslands, forests, and more are part of nature’s inspiration.Β Although this name is new to me, I am familiar with Kruger National Park (one of the gems of this region). Upon discovering this video, I knew it was a must use.

I’ve never been to South Africa, but Bulldog, Sylvia, and others have shared touches of its beauty – but it seems to offer much more. Meanwhile, enjoy exploring Mpumalanga.

For more, enjoy this photo gallery at the Mpumalanga tourism site.



49 thoughts on “On Exploring Mpumalanga

    • Patti,
      I’m with you. I recall seeing a video a year or two ago that simply majestic. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it. I’ve got the feeling aspects about South Africa will reappear here. Thanks for the link that looks awesome. Make sure you visit Bulldog’s link (in the post and on the sidebar). He’s a wonderful host and tell him I sent you.


  1. My home province Frank, an area where in 30 years I still have not been to all there is to see… a brilliant province, with a beauty all of its own… but then South Africa has so much more than what people believe… we are a whole package with all to offer….


  2. My penpal who is orignally from England, just moved from South Africa (after living there for four years) to Dubai. She loved it there and really misses it .My husband would enjoy the sites, I on the other hand, prefer very old buildings. I am looking forward to the trip we will hopefully take to England next year.


    • Catherine,
      I haven’t been to England, but have been to other countries in Europe, so I’m confident that your future trip will provide many old buildings to capture your imagination. πŸ™‚


    • Jim,
      Well stated about the world having so many wonderful places – so the number of people who stay close to home (yet have the resources & time) chose to see so little. Heck, we can say that about our own country. Thanks for the link and tip on the show.

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  3. I see that Mpumalanga is just south of the Great Rift Valley, the birthplace of humanity, and is doubtless part of the track over which our ancestors traveled to survive the last ice age. Of course the climate has changed many times over the millennia but it is significant to me to think of all the history that land has seen, mostly unwritten.


  4. Magical video, Frank.

    One of my biggest sadnesses is that I had an opportunity to travel to work in Durban, SA for work when I lived in Geneva. I planned to take a safari for a few days following the meeting. But the meeting was postponed, and I moved back the the U.S. having never gone to SA.


  5. Amazing Mr Frank :). South Africa and a lot of Australia are very similar in terrain. Most of our most impressive weed selection comes from garden escapees from South Africa. They LOVE it here ;). There is something incredibly majestic about Africa. They say that all of us originated there and it’s not hard to believe if you watch enough documentaries. A lovely share. Thank you πŸ™‚


      • On Feb. 25! I know it is a win or lose thing, but I have decided to have as much fun as possible along the way. I’m going to the Nominees Party and the Gala.
        I’m doing the Twitter thing like the Academy says, and I also did an announcement post on my Art Gowns blog. Christy Birmingham wrote poems for 4 of my gowns. It’s like a party over there, kind of, but not really, like when you do a party here.
        It’s almost like a full time job, but really Frank, how often can this happen. πŸ™‚ xx


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