The Highlands Meander Region covers the higher reaches of the escarpment and is ensconced between the Cultural Heartland and Panorama Regions. The region specifically caters for the needs of bird and nature lovers and adventurers. Adventurers delight in the challenging cliffs, ravines and rolling mountains and the many adrenaline-pumping, adventure sport opportunities available. This is also the trout and fly-fishing Mecca of Mpumalanga.

However, the region also appeals to history buffs, especially those interested in the history of the old Zuid Afrikaansche Republic of Paul Kruger and in the Anglo-Boer War. For those who love unravelling mysteries there are the ruins of Stone Age and Iron Age settlers to explore and the mysterious masks left behind by a vanished people.