Tourism development:

Tourism opportunities in the Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipal area are vast. The Wolkberg Wilderness area consists of 40 000 hectares of almost pristine Afromontane grasslands, indigenous forests, spectacular mountain scenery, clean and running streams and rivers. It is the largest wilderness area readily available for all South Africans to explore.

The Mathabatha-Mafefe Mountains provide unexplored natural landscapes that provides huge potentials for eco, 4x4, walking and mountain biking trails.

The Downs and Lekgalameetse Nature Reserves have excellent infrastructure in a natural setting for huge tourism-related enterprises such as conservancies, game farms, accommodation and other tourism activities. Much of the land is set aside for conservation and could be developed with innovative tourism attractions and are also located adjacent to the Wolkberg Wilderness Area, while the Bewaarkloof Nature Reserve is located to the west of the Wolkberg Wilderness Area with the biggest opportunity for development in the tourism industry based in these nature reserve precincts.

The effective packaging, commercialisation and merging of the above mentioned reserves could generate huge opportunities to establish Lepelle-Nkumpi as a tourist destination of choice.

Lepelle-Nkumpi also has huge opportunities for rural and nature based adventure tourism in the Strydpoort Mountains inclusive of activities such as excellent mountain-biking, caving, rock-climbing, etc.