21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Carolina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Machadodorp
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Barberton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Malelane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Graskop
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
White River
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Carolina

Carolina ©
Carolina is a town situated on the Johannesburg to Swaziland route (R33 and R38) in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. On the 19th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. On the next day, hike along Suikerboschfontein.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carolina travel route app .

Johannesburg to Carolina is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Carolina when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machadodorp.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

3
nights
Machadodorp

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Machadodorp: Dullstroom (Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, Anvil Ale Brewery, & more). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, trek along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Krugerhof Museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Berg-en-Dal Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Machadodorp trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Carolina to Machadodorp with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Machadodorp

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dullstroom, The Berg-en-Dal Monument, Safaris, Krugerhof Museum
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Safaris
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate ©

3
nights
Barberton

Barberton ©
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. When in Barberton, make a side trip to see Adam's Calendar in Kaapsehoop, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, examine the collection at Barberton Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Barberton History & Mining Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barberton road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machadodorp to Barberton. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barberton when traveling from Machadodorp in August, with lows around 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Malelane.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Adam's Calendar
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum
Barberton History & Mining Museum ©
Barberton History & Mining Museum
Adam's Calendar ©
Adam's Calendar

3
nights
Malelane

Malelane ©
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malelane: Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie), Matsamo Cultural Village (in Jeppe's Reef) and Napi Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Leopard Creek Country Club and see the interesting displays at Samora Machel Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malelane itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barberton to Malelane. In August, daytime highs in Malelane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Graskop.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Napi Wilderness Trail, Matsamo Cultural Village, Samora Machel Monument
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Leopard Creek Country Club ©
Leopard Creek Country Club
Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Samora Machel Monument ©
Samora Machel Monument

5
nights
Graskop

Graskop ©
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 Lone Creek Falls (in Sabie) and Long Tom Pass (in Lydenburg). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Panorama Route, admire the sheer force of Lisbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Graskop online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Malelane to Graskop. In August, daily temperatures in Graskop can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to White River.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Sabie, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Long Tom Pass, Ponieskrantz
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Pilgrims Rest ©
Pilgrims Rest
The Pinnacle Rock ©
The Pinnacle Rock

5
nights
White River

White River ©
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Get out of town with these interesting White River side-trips: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves & Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, The Elephant Sanctuary, & more). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and browse for treasures at Antiques & Artifacts.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the White River journey planner .

Traveling by car from Graskop to White River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in White River

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Nelspruit
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
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