Activities at and Around Misty Mountain
There are many activities on offer at Misty Mountain, from different types of fishing to mountain biking. Trout fishing and fly fishing is on your doorstep at Misty Mountain. From your chalet, just amble down to the dam or wend your way up the water course to the weirs. Fly fishing in South Africa is a growing sport and at Misty Mountain you have the opportunity to perfect your skills in a tranquil setting.
Fly fishing in South Africa is a great experience for visitors. You can enjoy the solitude of fly fishing or the challenge of trying to catch the big fish. The dam and weirs are regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fly fishing is great for escaping the rush of the city. The water and weather are ideal, especially here at Misty Mountain.
For walkers, Misty Mountain offers the opportunity to explore one of the last remnant areas of undisturbed North Eastern Mountain Sourveld (grassland), to wander through miles of pine plantations or to experience the natural beauty of indigenous forests and cascading waterfalls.
For bird watchers, Misty Mountain is home to many birds, including the highly endangered blue swallow which nests and breeds here during the summer months. Misty Mountain also provides the perfect terrain for mountain biking. Bring your mountain bikes along and ride the web of forestry roads in the area.
For the not so energetic, you can relax in the most wonderful outdoor environment. Find a secluded spot in the water garden or a shady patch of grass next to the dam and enjoy the natural beauty of Misty Mountain.
Misty Mountain also has conferencing facilities for up to 100 delegates in different seating arrangements.
Misty Mountain is centrally situated on the Panorama Route for easy day trips. In the Sabie area, visit the Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Sabie Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Mac Mac Pools and Forest Falls. Step back in time and explore the historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Experience the splendor of the God’s Window, the Pinnacle, Blyde River Canyon, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
And of course, at Misty Mountain, you’re already in the Long Tom Pass – take a slow drive through this magnificent mountain pass and soak up the scenery. The capital of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit, is only 65 kilometres (40 miles) from Misty Mountain. Nelspruit is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in South Africa and offers state of the art shopping amenities, cinemas and an airport.
Special attractions include the Lowveld Botanic Gardens and the Reptile Park. The Kruger National Park, one of South Africa’s greatest treasures is only 80 kilometres (49 miles) (New Phabeni Gate) or 115 kilometres (71 miles) (Paul Kruger Gate) from Misty Mountain.
An easy day trip, the Kruger National Park boasts the Big 5, many other animal and bird species, and a wonderful environment and facilities to experience the bushveld. Kruger Mpumalanga International Aiport (just outside White River) is a 70 kilometre (43 miles) drive from Misty Mountain.
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