Ancient kingdoms, diverse eco-systems, an invasion of space, and a modern-day freedom struggle, all these are celebrated at South Africa’s World Heritage Sites. Closest to home, the most recent to be named is the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, declared early in July. Our beloved Humala River Lodge in Songimvelo Game Reserve is nestled in the heart of these majestic mountains. Now may be the perfect time to check this World Heritage Site off your list.
You may have heard of or even experienced the beauty of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a magnificent miracle of nature. The turbulent convergence of the Truer and Blyde Rivers formed these magical cylindrical potholes over a period of millions of years.
But did you know the history behind the names of these ancient geological features?
Whoosh! You are comfortably seated high above the mountains, gracefully gliding toward the summit. Beauty lies in every direction: the majestic Magaliesberg, the spectacular Hartbeespoort Dam, and a kaleidoscope of colorful landscapes.
Humala River Lodge is tucked away in a most extraordinary spot, a magical 124,000-acre African wilderness – Songimvelo Game Reserve. Though wonderfully remote, there is much to do: Witness elephants and other magnificent wildlife on safari; angle for wild Yellow Fish in the river; catch some rays at the pool, and be pampered at the bush spa. But a unique highlight here is the opportunity to view Stone Age art carved and painted on rocks that are 3.5 billion years old.