Mopani District Municipality has good comparative advantage on Eco-tourism due to its proximity to Kruger National Park which is an Eco-tourism hotspot of international importance. It boasts of indigenous forests, biospheres, wetlands, endangered species (Modjadji cycads) as well as cultural heritage.

There are other numerous environmental conservation areas or natural areas of importance including the Wolksberg Wilderness area re-known as an important biodiversity hotspot, Debengeni waterfalls, Modjadji Nature reserve where prehistoric plants Cycads are found, Manombe Nature Reserve, Provincial Merensky Reserve, Letaba Ranch, Geothermal springs in Hans Merensky Nature Reserve and Soutini Baleni (African Ivory Route in the district were traditional salt making activities takes place), Tingwadzi Heritage centre, Lekgalameetse and Muti wa Vatsonga.


Apart from all these natural areas, there are several private owned game farms and nature reserves around Ba-Phalaborwa and Maruleng Local Municipalities, such as Klaserie, Thorny Bush and Timbavati. Registered natural heritage sites include, Westfalia Estates, Manotsa and Madrid and Shiluvane.

Mopani District is also considered the home of the big five due to abundance of such animals in Kruger National Park and surrounding private game farms and nature reserves. To promote the wealth of heritage activities, Mopani DM has established District Heritage Council which still needs to be strengthened.




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