Explore from Heuglins

The Lowveld is famously known for it’s incredible diversity of natural features – offering breathtaking scenery,  adventure and activities.
There is so much to see and do in our beautiful surrounds if you are here for a leisure stay.  We give you a virtual tour below.

There are so many reasons to book a holiday in the Lowveld

Graskop Gorge Lifta viewing lift takes visitors 51m down the face of the gorge into the forest below, where wooden walkways & suspension bridges meander along a 600m trail through indigenous forest with interactive exhibits.

Induna Adventures, based on the Sabie River banks, provides the ultimate rafting experience; ziplining; quadbiking; horse trails;  abseiling and more to keep you busy on your Heuglins visit. *Currently closed for Covid19 (as at 19 Nov 2020)*

“The African Stonehenge – an air crash on this escarpment of Kaapsehoop, brought about the discovery of the megalithic stone Adams Calendar. Controversially suggested to be the oldest man-made structure in the world, it is sometimes referred to as African Stonehenge

Long Tom Tobogganing: climb into yourtabogan, take a deep breath as you reach a speed of 45 km/h as you rush, twist and turn through wild flowers and beautiful forests in a 3 minute thrilling ride. Its the longest toboggan run in Africa with an impressive 1.7 kilometre track.

Up and close with giant gentle grey beasts.  The Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview offers an interactive and educational hands-on elephant experiences. Walk trunk-in-hand with the eles, learn about them and feed them.

Long Tom Tobogganing: climb into your toboggan, take a deep breath as you reach a speed of 45 km/h as you rush, twist and turn through wildflowers and beautiful forests in a 3-minute thrilling ride. Its the longest toboggan run in Africa with an impressive 1.7 km track.

There are many waterfalls along the way as you tour through the province.  The MacMac Falls, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Forest Falls and a few others offer a cool and refreshing scene and visit during your road trip. 

God’s Window and the Three Rondavels on the Panorama Route, are one of Mpumalangas most spectacular viewpoints. Part of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stand on the edge of the Highveld for an expansive view over indigenous forest and grasslands.

Barbeton Makhonjwa Geotrail is a self-drive trail through the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains World Heritage Site, displaying information about the area’s remarkable geology and it’s links to the plant diversity and history. 

The Sudwala Caves are 240 million years old, the oldest caves in the world!  Some of the most striking speleothems at Sudwala are Samson’s Pillar (about 200 million yrs old), the Screaming Monster (160 million) and the Rocket (140 million).

Have any of the above tempted you yet to start planning a road trip to the Lowveld?   If you are not an adventure junkie, read on below for art,  shopping and lifestyle fun. 

Shopping, dining, boutiques and artists

  • Casterbridge and Bagdad Centres, directly opposite each other, are both relaxed, elegant lifestyle centres with boutique shops and convivial coffee shops.  Their gourmet restaurants include Magnolia, Olivers, Picasso’s and Gum Treez.

    There is a cinema,  a vintage car museum, a tourist information centre and lively restaurants with outdoor areas and bars; hand-crafted furniture and other collectibles. White River Crossings  adds a new array of shops, including Checkers, Woolies Fast Food, Dischem, Spur and a number of other shops.

  • There is plenty to see and browse in and around White River – a silk farm, macadamia nut farms, an orange winery, the mission trading post and a potters’ workshop.

  • Just 20 km from White River, the city of Nelspruit offers two modern shopping malls. The Lowveld Botanical Gardens together with the Tindlovu restaurant offer a wonderful shaded respite from the malls and shops.

Tempted or not just yet?  To add to the variety of things to do from Heuglins, see below take a self-drive or a guided trip into Kruger Park, just 30 minutes away.  

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind Kruger Park Safari

Safaria is a leading privately guided Kruger Safari operator that offers clients personalised half-day and full-day safaris throughout the southern region of the Kruger Park. Blending ancient bush wisdoms with deeply insightful facts, Safaria guests are taken on a journey that shares both the incredible bio-diversity of Kruger as well as its rich history and heritage. www.safari.co.za

Andrew Wagner, Safaria owner and operator, lives on Sheffield Estate where Heuglins is based so Heuglins guests get collected from their cottage doorstep for their day safari with Safaria. 

Early morning coffee starts your day off with Safaria in the Kruger
Safaria offer highly educational and informational safaris
Safaria leaving Heuglins cropped
Safaria game drive vehicle collects you from your cottage on Heuglins

We normally list below a calendar of events in the Lowveld ranging from arts and culture to sporting and other events.  This information will return in the near future.