TravelComments.com – South Africa: Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has reopened selected nature reserves in Mpumalanga!

In line with South Africa’s alert level three regulations, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA)has with effect from 23 June 2020 opened selected nature reserves in Mpumalanga to the public for self-drives, hiking, fishing and hunting activities. The MTPA introduced strict health protocols to safeguard both our staff and guests and encourages those intending to visit the nature reserves to make the necessary bookings prior through MTPA’s central reservations office. The braai facilities, picnic sites, swimming pools and camping sites in the reopened nature reserves remain closed for the public. Social distancing should be observed at all times and no groups will be permitted.

The following nature reserves in Mpumalanga have been opened to the public with the following activities being offered:

  • Loskop Dam Nature Reserve – self drive
  • Barberton Nature Reserve – self drive
  • Songimvelo Nature Reserve – self drive, hunting and fishing
  • Manyeleti Nature Reserve – self drive
  • Blyde River Canyon – self guided walk and hiking trails
    (Belvedere day walk hiking trail available from 07:00 – 12:00)
  • Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve – fishing and hunting
  • Andover Nature Reserve – hunting

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