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. 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 see where to stay, ratings, 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

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Machadodorp: Dullstroom (Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, Anvil Ale Brewery, &more), The Berg-en-Dal Monument (in Belfast) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: hike along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours and examine the collection at Krugerhof Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Machadodorp route builder site.

Getting from Carolina to Machadodorp by car takes about an hour. In August in Machadodorp, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Machadodorp

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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. 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, where to stay, photos, 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 · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Malelane

— 3 nights
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). The adventure continues: tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club and see the interesting displays at Samora Machel Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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 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, get outside with The Big Swing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View.

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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

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 Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, The Elephant Sanctuary, &more) and Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves & Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and browse for treasures at Antiques & Artifacts.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

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.