21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

21 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Suikerboschfontein.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carolina trip builder app.

Johannesburg to Carolina is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Carolina. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machadodorp.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Wildlife Trails

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: Safaris (in Kruger National Park) and Dullstroom (Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, Anvil Ale Brewery, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, appreciate the history behind The Berg-en-Dal Monument, and examine the collection at Krugerhof Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Machadodorp trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Carolina to Machadodorp by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Machadodorp

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dullstroom, Safaris, Krugerhof Museum, The Berg-en-Dal Monument
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Safaris
Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre ©
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate ©
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. Step out of Barberton with an excursion to Adam's Calendar in Kaapsehoop--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek 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, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barberton holiday planner.

You can drive from Machadodorp to Barberton in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Machadodorp in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barberton, with lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Malelane on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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: Napi Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park), Matsamo Cultural Village (in Jeppe's Reef) and Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie). The adventure continues: tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club and see the interesting displays at Samora Machel Monument.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Malelane day trip planner.

Getting from Barberton to Malelane by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Malelane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Graskop.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Napi Wilderness Trail, Samora Machel Monument, Matsamo Cultural Village, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Graskop: Long Tom Pass (in Lydenburg) and Lone Creek Falls (in Sabie). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, take in the pleasant sights at Graskop Gorge Lift Company, explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels, and enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window.

Start your trip to Graskop by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Malelane to Graskop by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to White River.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
White River

White River ©
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). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and browse for treasures at Antiques & Artifacts.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the White River trip builder website.

You can drive from Graskop to White River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in White River can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in White River

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Nelspruit
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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