The Shangaan people have a rich and interesting cultural heritage. Photo courtesy of Tony Mendez

Situated on the banks of the Sabie River on the lands of Chief Mhaule, Mkhuhlu is a thriving, fast-growing town just outside the Kruger National Park. Community projects abound in the numerous villages surrounding the town, while across the way, elephants and lions call into the night. Mkhuhlu is home to a vast pool of committed conservationists – the employees of the Kruger National Park.

Top attractions

  • Rural development – See how a small country town can grow into a thriving centre of shopping and tourism
  • Kruger Cultural Village – Visit this interesting community venture to gain an insight into traditional Shangaan culture
  • The Paul Kruger Gate, some 30km east of Mkhuhlu, stands at a bridge over the Sabie River and is a quick route to Skukuza, capital of the Kruger National Park

Did you know?

Skukuza means "he who sweeps clean". It was the nickname of the park's first warden, Colonel James Stevenson-Hamilton. His sidekick was called Doispane – a derivation of Dustbin!

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