From the rolling hills of Mpumalanga to the roaming wildlife of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa is the ideal destination for creating unforgettable memories. This Tourism Month, all roads lead to Mpumalanga, the host province for Tourism Month 2017. Expand your horizons and explore this beautiful land, after all it is just a Sho’t Left away!

What is Tourism Month?

South Africa celebrates Tourism Month annually in September with the objective to focus on the importance of tourism to the economy of South Africa.

This year, South African Tourism approaches Tourism Month under the lens of the I Do Tourism campaign, which seeks to make tourism everyone’s business by getting the whole country to rally behind tourism by demonstrating the far-reaching impact of the tourism value chain.

Why do tourism?

  • Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
  • Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change
  • Cultural values, diversity and heritage
  • Mutual understanding, peace and security

This is how you can DO TOURISM SUSTAINABLY

Enviromental Economic Social
You can Do Tourism through assisting with the preservation of our wildlife and environment. This can include:
  • Using recyclable products
  • Promoting energy efficiency in the tourism industry
  • Supporting anti-poaching initiatives
  • Supporting “anti-littering” initiatives
You can Do Tourism through highlighting the tourism value chain and economic opportunities that lie within the sector. This includes:
  • Travelling more of the country – encouraging domestic travel
  • Supporting local establishments – buying local
  • Inspiring entrepreneurial activities within the tourism sector
You can Do Tourism through cultural preservation and learning more about the diverse cultures that grace our beautiful country. This includes:
  • Inspiring travel to different provinces to learn about the different cultures
  • Inspiring food and music travel



The cultural richness of the Mpumalanga Heartland

22 Aug 2017

The Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga is a place to immerse yourself in the time-honoured cultural traditions of the people of this area in their natural and unique settings. South African cultural villages either celebrate the ethnic diversity of the country or focus on the traditions of a specific group. At these cultural villages, you will get a greater understanding of its people through tours, singing and dancing, storytelling and a traditional meal at the fireside.