“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us” Albert Einstein
Such is too true to South Africa’s aptly named “Paradise Country”. Mpumalanga prides itself as a top tourist destination in SA as it’s become world-renowned for its wildlife, exquisite landscapes and abundant nature trails. To add to the excitement, there are still lots of little hidden and unexplored gems here…
Situated between Badplaas and Barberton and nestled at the foot of the mountains in beautiful countryside Mpumalanga, you will find one of South Africa’s little gems – Komati Springs!
The area is surrounded by the oldest mountains on the planet dating back to 3.4 billion years. The Greenstone Belt area is believed to be the oldest well-preserved real estate on Earth, showcasing zones of rocks left over from the original portion of the Earth.
Komati Springs was once a mine, which closed in the early 70’s, but through this mining process a large hole and a joining cave system was formed, giving excellent conditions for all forms of diving.
The open hole is approximately 110 meters long and 50 meters wide and the cave system is much larger, with 8 interconnecting levels starting from 9 meters to 186 meters. This is unique to Komati Springs, and an explorers dream!
Other activities are possible in the area: Swimming, free diving and bird watching and an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna.
- Fresh water
DIVE SITE ACTIVITIES
- Night dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving