Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Mpumalanga, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Mpumalanga, translating to “the place where the sun rises” in the Zulu language, is a beautiful region in South Africa, which shares borders with Mozambique and Swaziland. The place is breathtaking, characterized by pristine villages, waterfalls, mountain ranges, museums, game reserves, and canyons, including Blyde River Canyon, earth’s third-largest. These features open up a world of opportunities for fun outdoor and in-city activities, such as day tours, hiking, wine tasting, fishing, and much more. Additionally, there’s an endless irresistible choice of places to reside. You’ll find riverside abodes, cabins, traditional homes, and bush retreats for families or even solo vacationers. Read on to discover the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Regal lodge on the banks of the Crocodile River (from USD 383)

This architectural masterpiece with bush-inspired touches is designed to make your stay memorable. The two-bedroom lodge sits on the banks of the Crocodile River and it overlooks the famous Kruger National Park. From the solar-powered abode and its relaxing exterior, you can spot friendly animals such as monkeys and hippos. The interior is heartwarmingly decorated and features floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing in nature views and lots of natural lights. Also, on the inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, laundry amenities, and a living area with a fireplace and a cable TV. On the outside, you can loosen up on the patio or swimming pool. Free parking is also provided. Additionally, children under the age of 12 are not allowed.

Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, South Africa
128 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful and comfortable house with an amazing view over the river into the kruger national park
we had an amazing experience absolutely gorgeous house sparkling clean - just the way i like it
the host is truly amazing
fantastic hospitality by charlene the host
charlene the host is absolutely amazing and responds promptly to any questions or concerns
host made it feel like we had a concierge on site
charlene is an excellent host
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2. Small family cabin in a wooded area (from USD 107)

Disconnect from everyday life in this cozy, one-bedroom cottage, situated in a peaceful wooded area with hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing opportunities, yet close to eateries and shops. The accommodation can sleep a small family or group four. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor fireplace, and a washing machine to make you feel at home. After a long day, you can peruse the bookshelf to relax with a good read on the patio or backyard. Free parking is provided.

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Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa
281 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
a true gem very clean comfy and cosy; an amazing getaway
safety and cleanliness is a must when we go away
super clean and a great choice to stay with friends and family
arjen is a gracious host
a location that we would definitely visit again
stunning wooden cabin in the woods walking distance from town
the place is perfect and nicely located just minutes from the main street (dining grocery petrol station etc
fantastic space ideal for a couples getaway in a quiet town
really beautiful place a bit chilly but well situated and great for a weekend away
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3. Scandinavian-inspired cottage in a forested location (from USD 103)

You would want to stay longer in this two-bedroom cottage thanks to its forested location and charming decor. The wooden home is Scandinavian-inspired and it comes with high-end amenities, including a spacious patio with a barbecue grill, a bathtub in one of the bedrooms, and more. You can cook all you want in the gourmet kitchen and savor it in the dining area. Step out and take a short stroll to the river, where you might encounter friendly herbivores, such as hippos and elephants. Free on-site parking is provided.

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Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully equipped which was nice to be able to cook during covid
the chalet has two bedrooms each with it's own shower/toilet small living/kitchen and nice porch
absolutely beautiful and super clean
beautiful touches always sparkling clean
it is spotless and beautifully decorated with lots of nice details
very clean private they supply everything check in is a breeze
we had a ball with mara her guest house is adorable impeccably clean and stylish and very comfortable
mara is a wonderful host
mara was very accommodating and a wonderful host
mara is a wonderful host and goes the extra mile
great value for money and host
mara was very helpful and welcoming
great location for knp and mozambique travel
perfect location with easy access to the park and surprisingly critter-free for the area
it is also well situated to both the town as well as the kruger national park (malelane gate)
we really had a great stay and its so close to the malalane gate
we will definitely be back at timmerstuga on our next visit to the kruger park
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4. Charming home with a view (from USD 98)

If you’re planning a family getaway, look no further than this colossal, three-bedroom abode, located in a peaceful neighborhood. The house, which can sleep a group or family of six, is tastefully decorated and designed for comfort. The air-conditioned living area comes with a comfy couch, a smart TV with Netflix, and a dining spot. You can view the beautiful garden from the balcony, where there’s a swimming pool to soak the stress away after a tough day on the safari. A chef’s kitchen and a free parking area are also provided.

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
49 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very clean and comfortable the view from the balcony is stunning
all amenities a family could need stunning garden sparkling clean pool
very clean space warm and homely
the house is spotless there are really thoughtful touches throughout
her house is immaculately clean-and she ensures that your is a happy one
the house is very clean and neat there was netflix for the kids and patio is amazing
a great place to spend time with family clean and with a lovely and welcoming host
yolanda is an amazing host
yolanda is a great host
yolanda is an amazing host
yolanda is very kind
yolanda is a very welcoming host and available whenever needed
stunning place in an amazing neighborhood
beautiful house well located quiet and peaceful very comfortable great host
it’s an ideal stopping place for a southern kruger visit or fora longer stay in the nelspruit area
a stunning house with warmth as soon as you walk in
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5. Fancy retreat on Da Gama Lake’s shores (from USD 130)

Please take advantage of the opportunity to reside in this gorgeous home with contemporary safari touches, owned by the renowned wildlife filmmaker Kim Wolhuter. It lies on the Da Gama Lake’s shores, between Hazyview and White River, in a nature reserve. The two-bedroom accommodation can comfortably house four guests, and with its chef’s kitchen, smart TV in the living area, and more, you’ll feel right at home. Enjoy the lake’s views while letting up on the large, wooden patio, or jump into the small plunge pool on-site. Free parking is also available.

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White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we spent alot of time out on the deck and enjoyed the pool
we had great wifi and were able to work from home during this time
the wi-fi was strong and the location made it a good base from which to explore mpumalanga
great accommodation comfortable stay clean and secure
enjoyed the comfortable accommodation it was very clean and neat with superb decor
something that could be improved is arriving to a more organised and clean space that is ready for guests
hilton was a great host he was always accessible and checked up on us during our stay
hilton really is a super host/strong communicator
friendly host and beautiful views
we had an amazing time hilton was a great host and the place is stunning
hilton is a great host very good communication and thoughtful
tranquil serene and spacious place location
this is a great place to come and relax
great place secluded next to the dam
you can't go wrong with this place
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6. Calm apartment overlooking a picturesque garden (from USD 47)

If you love a private getaway with your partner that is close to urban facilities, look no further than this one-bedroom apartment. The thoughtfully decorated abode is situated in a peaceful suburb, close to N17’s dining and shopping options. The air-conditioned interior is spacious and features a fully functional kitchen, a living area with a smart TV connected to DSTV, and a bedroom with a king-sized bed to lure you to sleep. There is a patio to relax with a glass of wine as you admire the garden. Free parking is also provided.

Bethal, Mpumalanga, South Africa
72 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is beautiful & cozy
very clean comfortable and spacious apartment
the flat was clean and cosy
the bedding is clean and very comfortable
very clean stylish great value recommended
very spacious and clean - a definite place to consider for your next stay
the host is very responsive
as a host she was also wonderful and patient
great host very spacious and private
esmari's place is too beautiful
i will recommend the place to the king
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7. Delightful bush retreat (from USD 138)

Are you looking forward to a nature escape with your family? This bush retreat close to a river is near Kruger National Park, and it is equipped with leisure features. Spanning two floors, the air-conditioned abode comes with a large living area with a smart TV and a dining spot. Additionally, you can test your cooking skills with a well-equipped kitchen. While unwinding on the patio or observation deck, you might see one or two animals. There’s also a pool to swim amidst the stress-relieving sounds of nature. Free parking and laundry amenities are also offered.

Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a real treat when two kudu's came for their marula breakfast
the pool and deck area were great - and we had lots of visitors (zebras warthogs kudu)
the rooms are amazing and braaing there at night with the animals around is a whole experience
everything is beautifully clean and well stocked
very nice house that needs to been cleaned more often
this well kept property is very clean and well looked after
it’s very spacious and clean
very clean and accessible too alot of things
johnson was a very wonderful host and attended to our every need
amazeballs house and johnson was very kind
joe was very helpful when we booked
perfect hosted by johnson and he gave us some goods tips
the caretaker took real good care of us we will surely come back
huge house close to kruger park entrance
also the location is perfect
close to kruger park and the excellent jabula restaurant
in a very peaceful location
very unique interesting and relaxing place
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8. Historic stone house in Chrissiesmeer (from USD 55)

Formerly a bank in the early 20th century, this three-bedroom accommodation combines the old and new-world charm to offer you a beautiful stay. The holiday home highlights stained glass doors, fireplaces, and magnificent woodwork. It’s located in Chrissiesmeer’s lake district, a walkable distance to a lake, a historic pub, and coffee shops. The kitchen is fully functional. The spacious living area and the three en-suite bedrooms are dedicated to your leisure. A washing machine and free parking are also provided.

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Chrissiesmeer Mpumalanga 2332, South Africa, Mpumalanga, South Africa
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has been beautifully renovated with fabulous modern bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen
huge old traditional stone building comfortable well equipped en suite bedrooms large sitting/dining room and lovely kitchen
absolutely loved staying herethe accomodation is spotless cozy vintage but modern touches
excellent can't wait to be back so clean and neat
very clean very neat great for a getaway destination or a stop over
her place is clean and very home-like
the best host with such a lovely place to stay
the host was excellent in her communication with us and helped a lot with information and arrangements
marjorie's place is the perfect location in the heart of chrissiesmeer
amazing place to stay just 2 hours from joburg airport and an hour from swaziland
loved our stay quaint little town and lovely unique place to stay
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9. Tranquil rental in a scenic setting

Free of modern-day distractions such as WiFi and TV, this four-bedroom building in the town’s outskirts is home of tranquility and mind rejuvenation. It’s set amidst a natural setting and close to horse riding, fishing, hiking, and historical sightseeing opportunities. To while away the time, you can cook in the kitchen or pick a book from the mini-library in one of the bedrooms and relax with it in the backyard. The back patio also comes with a barbecue grill to roast your big catches. On a cold night, you can cocoon in the plush living area with a fireplace. Free parking and a washing machine are also available.

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Emgwenya, Mpumalanga, South Africa
127 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the upgraded bathroom is a treat thanks charles
it so very homey and comfortable with lots of lovely oddities which made it enjoyable
the space is thoughtfully put together and comfortable
decorated very cute love the kitchen with the couch we spend hours just chatting around the kitchen table
beds were very comfortable
everything is very clean and the beds are all comfortable
this is a lovely clean and cozy house
very clean and taken care off
his place was clean and had scenic views
charles was an amazing host
amazing host very responsive and helpful
great place and friendly owner
the garden is beautiful and the host communicated regularly
lorna that greeted us was very friendly and accommodating and made us feel instantly at home
it was fun to walk around and do some shopping for dinner
much better than we expected location was spectacular and charles' place is such a gem
great place to visit if you wish to have peace and quiet
great place for a weekend away
very cozy place in a nice neighborhood in a quiet town
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10. Comfortable home close to attractions (from USD 73)

With many tourist spots around and top-notch hospitality, your time in this vacation rental is bound to be memorable. You may view wildlife roaming around here, and there are golfing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities nearby. There’s a patio with furniture overlooking a gorgeous garden and a swimming pool to loosen up in the home’s exterior. For your dining needs, there’s a restaurant on-site, serving breakfast and lunch. You can also make your meals in the building’s chef’s kitchen. The rental has no TV, but complimentary parking, a barbecue grill, and laundry amenities are provided.

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Kranspoort Vakansiedorp, Mpumalanga, South Africa
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
valda is an amazing hostess - delicious breakfasts at the café on-site
and if you really want an amazing treat have breakfast at valda’s little café
we enjoyed a lovely breakfast on sunday morning with great coffee
the accommodation is spotlessly clean with lots of thought out into making your stay perfect
the cottage was very clean and he rooms were very beautifully furnished
the cottage is spotless and beautifully quaint with attention to detail everywhere you look
super hosts with a stylish and super clean cottage
we enjoyed our weekend - beautiful and clean house very quiet beautiful nature as well as garden
the hosts are lovely
valda is a superb host
valda was the most amazing host
valda was the most amazing host
valda and herman are amazing hosts
the location is amazing extremely secluded and away from the city which was something i needed
a little gem if you want a quiet and peaceful break away from city life
my partner and i chose to visit this place and were not disappointed at all
a wonderful place to stay
if you need to relax this is a place to go
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Experience high-end hospitality

For outdoor lovers and those who want to discover new stuff, Mpumalanga is a paradise. From uncovering canyons to visiting quaint villages, the activities are endless. And after a long day, this list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a guide to peaceful retreats with high-end hospitality.

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