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When travelling from Johannesburg, disregard the unremarkable road because once you reach Emgwenya, the terrain miraculously changes into lush green hills and you are transported into a world of natural beauty.
Emgwenya, meaning Place of the Crocodile in Zulu, is in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and located at the edge of the escarpment before the landscape drops down into the steamy Lowveld. The town lies alongside the Elands River and above a 70m waterfall.
At 1.5km above sea level, the air is thin and the climate mild at Emgwenya, ideal for adventure sports lovers. The area is renowned for rock climbing with over 500 climbing routes established in and around Emgwenya. But the town has a lot more to offer; history and railway enthusiasts will enjoy the magnificent railway bridge and tunnel, the waterfall and surrounds attracts nature lovers and the region is perfectly suited for hiking, mountain bikes and horse riding. ... Show more