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Mpumalanga – “the place where the sun rises”, according to Siswati and Zulu culture – is located just north of Gauteng. Bordered by Swaziland, the region is one of South Africa’s top real estate locations, and properties for sale in Mpumalanga offer superb investment opportunities. Property for sale in Mpumalanga ranges from residential homes, farms and smallholdings to golf estates, secure complexes and country resorts. Renowned for its rich agricultural land and natural beauty, you’ll find some prime real estate and excellent investment opportunities here.
Ermelo is a mixed farming district and one of the province’s largest towns while Dullstroom offers nature lovers the ideal positioning to enjoy the wildlife of the Kruger National Park and phenomenal fly-fishing. For those looking for a quiet retreat, White River offers a welcome escape from city living. Houses for sale in the small town of Bronkhorstspruit are close to the buzz of Pretoria while maintaining a country-feel. Property in Witbank means you’ll be close to Johannesburg but won’t have to compromise on lush nature reserve living. Explore the areas of Mpumalanga before you choose where to settle down or view the houses for sale in Mpumalanga below.
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“Unassuming Mpumalanga (Place of the Rising Sun) adheres to a quieter pace of life. This inland province, South Africa’s smallest, is where the plateaus of the highveld begin their spectacular tumble onto the lowveld plains at the dramatic Drakensberg Escarpment.”
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Belfast is situated in Mpumalanga’s Highlands Meander, just under 2 hours east of Pretoria. This area is well known for dairy, sheep and cattle farming.
66 Properties to buy
4 Long term rentals
Approximately halfway between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park, lies the beautiful town of Dullstroom.
203 Properties to buy
This small farming town is situated between Malelane and Komatipoort on a southern tributary of the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga.
9 Properties to buy
The Crocodile River reaches the end of its course when it becomes a tributary of the Komati River. At the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers lies the town Komatipoort.
29 Properties to buy
Lydenburg, also known as Mashishing, is a great example of the South African country lifestyle.
362 Properties to buy
24 Long term rentals
The small farming town of Malelane is situated near the Lebombo Mountains in Mpumalanga. Proclaimed a town in 1949, Malelane was the first rest-stop between Maputo in Mozambique and Pretoria.
23 Properties to buy
The idea of establishing a residential development arose from the need of an overnight stopover for visitors to Mozambique, in the late sixties.
80 Properties to buy
Middelburg is a growing town in Mpumalanga, located on one of the major routes to the Kruger National Park.
647 Properties to buy
23 Long term rentals
Nelspruit, officially renamed Mbombela, the Siswati word for “a lot of people together in a small space”, is the capital of the Mpumalanga province and acts as a major stopover for tourists.
350 Properties to buy
34 Long term rentals
White River lies approximately 20km north of Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga. Houses for sale and rent in White River have become so popular as the town is perfectly positioned as a holiday stop over.
232 Properties to buy
Also known as eMalahleni, Witbank is known for its spacious properties and houses for sale or to rent here have seen a lot of international investment interest over the last 10 years.
744 Properties to buy
Big 5 experiences
Mpumalanga is well known for its eclectic mix of flora and fauna and nature lovers will adore living in this beautiful province. For obvious reasons, the Kruger National Park offers the epitome of a nature experience and residents of the province get to experience it more frequently and at a lower cost as all they need to do is hop into their car and drive.
With its range of mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers and forests, the province offers a plethora of ways to keep active. Bird watching, golfing, hiking, horse riding, fishing, running, rafting… property in Mpumalanga suits those who prefer an active lifestyle.
Culture and history
The province is known for its many historic points of interest, most of which tell the tales of the Anglo-Boer War. Dullstroom is a favourite for those with a specific interest in this, while Lyndenburg with its museums and monuments and Witbank’s theatre scene are also exceptionally popular.
Sights and sounds
From the Sudwala Caves, the oldest in the world, in Nelspruit and God’s Window on the Drakensberg escarpment to the spectacular views from the Blyde River Canyon and the many falls… there is no shortage of natural attractions. For a day of family fun, pop into one of the many animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres or cultural villages.
Mpumalanga is divided into 10 educational regions: Moretele, Groblersdal, KwaMhlanga, Witbank, Nelspruit, Eerstehoek, Standerton, Ermelo, Hazyview and Malelane. With a variety of nurseries, junior and high schools as well as a number of tertiary options including the University of Mpumalanga, all of your education needs will be catered to.
This province offers many clinics and public hospitals. Mpumalanga also offers private hospitals in all the region’s most established areas; these include Witbank, Belfast, Nelspruit, Secunda and Ermelo. In the smaller towns you will find a range of GPs, dentists and pharmacies.
While Middelburg, Nelspruit and Witbank offer the most comprehensive shopping facilities, the Blue Haze Mall in Hazyview is the largest of its kind in the province. There are many smaller offerings throughout the province that will wow you with their amazing curios, hand crafted goods and the local produce the province is known for.
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations so traveling around the province is easy. The well-established network of roads and small airports make it easy to travel into and around the province. As Gauteng is so close, many opt to head to O.R. Thabo international for their air travel needs.
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