21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Carolina
— 1 night
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Machadodorp
— 3 nights
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Barberton
— 3 nights
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Malelane
— 3 nights
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Graskop
— 5 nights
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White River
— 5 nights
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Carolina

— 1 night
Carolina is a town situated on the Johannesburg to Swaziland route (R33 and R38) in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. On the 1st (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. On your second day here, trek along Suikerboschfontein.

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Johannesburg to Carolina is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Carolina, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Machadodorp.

Things to do in Carolina

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Machadodorp

— 3 nights
Machadodorp, also known by its official name eNtokozweni, is a small town situated near the edge of the escarpment in the Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Explore Machadodorp's surroundings by going to The Berg-en-Dal Monument (in Belfast), Dullstroom (Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, Anvil Ale Brewery, &more) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: hike along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours and see the interesting displays at Krugerhof Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Machadodorp trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Carolina to Machadodorp takes an hour. In August in Machadodorp, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Machadodorp

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Barberton

— 3 nights
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. Go for a jaunt from Barberton to Kaapsehoop to see Adam's Calendar about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, get engrossed in the history at Barberton History & Mining Museum, and examine the collection at Barberton Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barberton trip maker.

You can drive from Machadodorp to Barberton in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barberton when traveling from Machadodorp in August, with lows around 12°C. You will leave for Malelane on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Barberton

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Malelane

— 3 nights
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. Explore Malelane's surroundings by going to Matsamo Cultural Village (in Jeppe's Reef), Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie) and Napi Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club and see the interesting displays at Samora Machel Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Malelane trip planner.

You can drive from Barberton to Malelane in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Malelane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Graskop.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Graskop

— 5 nights
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Explore Graskop's surroundings by going to Long Tom Pass (in Lydenburg) and Lone Creek Falls (in Sabie). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Graskop trip planner.

Drive from Malelane to Graskop in 2.5 hours. In August in Graskop, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to White River.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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White River

— 5 nights
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Explore White River's surroundings by going to Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves & Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, The Elephant Sanctuary, &more). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and browse for treasures at Antiques & Artifacts.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the White River trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Graskop to White River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in White River

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Mpumalanga travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.