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Explore the top waterfalls in the Lowveld

Six awesome waterfalls to visit

The Lowveld has some of the best waterfalls in South Africa. Most are easy to get to in a normal car and after a short walk. So when you’ve been to see the animals, why not take a leisurely drive and explore some of the best waterfalls in the Lowveld?

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Lone Creek

Lone Creek Falls

Lone Creek Falls is a well-known landmarks of the forest area, and is located 9 km from Sabie. The falls are only a short 200m walk through a beautiful indigenous forest. The waterfall has been delared a National Monument, andwill take your breath away with its natural beauty.

Where: Lone Creek Falls, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 70m
When: Daylight hours.

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Mac Mac Falls

Mac Mac Falls is 13km outside Sabi on the R532. Now a national monument, the twin falls plunge 70m into a gorge below. A viewing platform allows for a really good view but can restrict photography with its wire safety mesh.

Where: Mac Mac Falls, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 70m
When: Open daily.

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Lisbon Falls

Lisbon Falls is one of the most dramatic and scenic waterfalls in the region. It is situated in the heart of the waterfall area of Mpumalanga on the R532, where the number of these dramatic falls exceeds that of anywhere else in southern Africa. Lisbon Falls is 94m high making it one of the highest in the province.

Where: Lone Creek Falls, Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 94m
When: Daylight hours.

Berlin Falls, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Berlin Falls

The Berlin Falls cascade from the centre of a sheer cliff that stands roughly 80m tall. The shape of the falls is likened to a giant candle. A narrow, natural channel at the top of the falls creates the ‘wick’ of the candle, and as the water drops from this point, it fans out creating the rest of the candle before emptying out into the pool below.

Where: Berlin Falls, Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 82m
When: Daylight hours.

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Bridal Veil Falls

The falls can be reached by taking the old Lydenburg road until the gravel forestry road on the right, approximately 3 km down the track. One of the biggest sawmills in the Southern hemisphere, Mondi Timbers is situated on the corner at the turnoff. Continue on this gravel road, passing the Ceylon Forest Station on the left, cross over a narrow bridge and on to the five road junction. Bear right but keep to the main road. Further on a track forks to the right and 300m further leads to a stream. From here the falls can be seen ahead.

It is advisable to park on the rise and follow the rough track through thick vegetation to the left, beyond the stream.

Where: Berlin Falls, Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 70m
When: Daylight hours.

Elands River Falls in Mpumalanga

Elands River Waterfall

The falls split into three dramatic drops creating a fantastical vision indicative of nature’s unadulterated scale and power. Waterval Boven is situated on the N4. Park in-front of the ZASM tunnel designated stopping area take a walk of approximately 200m through the old tunnel to the waterfalls. Flashlights advantageous. Quite a few dodgy characters around, don’t go alone. The falls are best sampled in a large group.

Where: Elands River Waterfall, Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, South Africa
How high: 70m
When: Daylight hours.

Explore responsibly. Leave no trace behind.

Hungry along the way?

Exploring can make you hungry. We recommend stopping in Graskop and trying one of the restaurants in town. Choose from Harrie’s Pancakes, Canimambo, Abe’ at the Glass House or the Potluck Boskombuis.


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