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Mpumalanga | 26 - 30 DEC 2023 | 5 days 


We're down to get out of the city and back to nature for a bit of a reset. We've got your tent, equipment and transport all sorted, so all you need to do is catch a ride. We're heading to the stunning Mpumalanga area Friday - Sunday. We will have you back just in time for the Monday grind.


Travel now, pay later available with 50% deposit only and 2 month payment plan after the trip. 

Basic package R3000 pp
Includes: twin share tents, all transport, breakfast, temple & cultural village

Deluxe package R5000pp
Includes: twin share tents, transport, all meals and activities 

Pick-up time & duration

Depart Thursday morning from Curiocity backpackers, Maboneng, at 8 am. Return to Johannesburg late afternoon


Local guide

All transport

Twin share tents at a stunning location

A chance to meet new people 

Optional add-ons: meals and activities


You have the option of purchasing your own food throughout the trip. There are kitchen facilities where we are staying for those who love cooking (including braai facilities).


Phumi wrote a review Oct 2020 - Unique, Amazing, Fun Times

The Honest Travel team was amazing. Very organised and easy to deal.

The actual trip was amazing. Me & my girl had the best time of our lives. I will recommend Honest Travel to anyone who wishes to travel at a budget.

Date of experience: September 2020

mpumalanga tents

Sleep | Large Canvas twin share tent
*All chairs and equipment provided

We're getting back to basics and camping in nature. We will be camping in high quality, large twin share tents with access to the awesome amenities and facilities of the beautiful Olifants River Lodge & Camping site. 


Includes: Canvas Tent, bedding (pillows, fitted sheet, comforter), bedside Table, rechargeable LED Light,
inflatable/Stretcher Mattress, chair 

Facilities include: large communal kitchen facilities, braai and communal pool area.

Nan Hua Temple - Day 1

I'm sure you have been intrigued by the global phenomenon that meditation and mindfulness has become. With our modern day stresses, technology overload and fast paced lifestyles, many of us have been feeling disconnected with the world and ourselves. 

Learn more about meditation and mindfulness practices which are said to have dated back to 5000-3500 BC.

We take you to Nan Hua, the name of the South African branch for the Humanistic Buddhist order, Fo Guang Shan, who has made it their mission to spread Humanistic Buddhism to all the continents on Earth. 

nan hau temple

Back to your roots - Ndebele Cultural Village, Day 1

Stories passed down from our elders have been lost over time. Many of us have somewhat lost connection to our traditional roots. Understanding the colonial impacts on our cultures is something of importance to the youth of today. 

Visiting the Ndebele Cultural village is an opportunity to engage with a traditional community, and where you can follow the last 1000 years of Ndebele history. The people in this region are linguistically related to KwaZulu-Natal’s Zulu tribe and the Ndebele of Zimbabwe.

The Ndebele's vivid geometric designs and striking traditional clothing are amongst Africa’s most eye-catching, as you’ll discover when you visit.

Graskop Gorge Lift, Gods Window & Blyde River Canyon - Day 2

This day is all about getting away from our screens and getting connected with nature. We humans are hardwired to need exposure to the natural world. Spending time in nature can have great cognitive and psychological benefits. Let your worries fade away as we start the new day off with a dramatic sunrise viewing from the top of the Graskop Gorge.

We then head to Gods Window, a place known to have inspired and awed thousands of painters and photographers from all over the world. 

Ending the day at Blyde River Canyon the third-largest canyon on Earth (behind the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon), you'll be left feeling inspired.

*Please note that Graskop Gorge is not included in the basic package

gods window
zip lining

Adrenaline  - Day 3 

If you're looking for a way to let off that 2020 steam, why not do it by throwing yourself off a cliff? 

Choose 1 of the activities below if you have chosen the deluxxe package! 

1) The Big Swing - stomach flipping awesomeness

2) Zip Line - if you can brave The Swing!

Chill on your own time. 

There's ample time for you to rest and rejuvenate or simply chill with friends. Whether you're sipping on a beer or meditating, there's a beautiful ambience that will bring you back to life. Get your mates together and book this getaway!

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