Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mpumalanga: Experience a Culture, Rich with History and Art

With a colorful cultural fabric, hundreds of activities to choose from, a unique art scene, and intriguing historic sites, Mpumalanga is one of the most highly-acclaimed and distinct places to visit in Africa. The delightful land, striking wildlife, intriguing national landmarks, and distinct works of art, create a taste of adventure, unique to Mpumalanga.

You’re guaranteed to find something new and exciting to do each day . . .

Historic Sites:

The culture seen today in Mpumalanga has deep roots, dating back to its first settlers nearly 100,000 years ago. Saturated with history, Mpumalanga boasts fascinating cave paintings from thousands of years ago, ruins, temples, legendary gold mines, and much more. Uncover the history of the gold mines, which plagued Mpumalanga with greedy settlers, and tour century-old cemeteries.

The Art Scene:

Bursting with artistic culture, Mpumalanga is one of the most charming places to visit for its art community. Art is part of local heritage in Mpumalanga, with the first artwork dating back thousands of years ago, as spiritual paintings on cave walls. The spiritual nature of these paintings can be seen in many local artists’ work today. Their artwork encompasses the true essence of the Mpumalanga culture, and speaks volumes of history. Bead work, mask crafting, basket weaving, and wood carvings are just a few crafts among a wide spectrum, which Mpumalanga’s locals have to offer. The unique combination of pop art and art reminiscent of the cultural heritage, make Mpumalanga a truly unique art scene.

If you’re looking for adventure, beauty, and luxury, Mpumalanga is the perfect place to book an African safari vacation with Hills of Africa Travel. Contact us today at (877) 845-4802 to begin your journey to Africa. Enjoy an African family safari, or one of our honeymoon safaris, and experience the magic of Africa.

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