The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has, from 23 June, 2020, opened its nature reserves to the public for self-drives, hiking, fishing and hunting activities.
This comes after the announcement made by the South African government that such activities can now be offered to the public under strict health safety protocols.
In a press statement, MTPA CEO, Johannes Nobunga expressed that they had been working tirelessly to ensure that they prepared thoroughly for the expected arrivals of guests to these nature reserves.
“A selected few of our provincial nature reserves around the province that offer game viewing and other social distancing compliant activities including those on the popular Panorama route like Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Pinnacle will be open to the public,” said Nobunga.
The nature reserves made open to the public include the Loskop Dam, Barberton and Manyeleti Nature Reserves for self-drive safari, Songimvelo Nature Reserve for self-drive, hunting and fishing, Blyde River Canyon for self-guided walk and hiking, Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve for fishing and hunting as well as Andover Nature Reserve for hunting.
Nobunga added that MTPA was excited to welcoming back nature lovers eager to return and explore the natural wonders Mpumalanga has to offer.