3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Barberton
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Pilgrim's Rest
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Barberton

Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail and then examine the collection at Barberton Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barberton journey builder website.

Johannesburg to Barberton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in September since evenings lows in Barberton dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Pilgrim's Rest

— 2 nights
Pilgrim’s Rest is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels and then explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and finally make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pilgrim's Rest trip builder.

Drive from Barberton to Pilgrim's Rest in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pilgrim's Rest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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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.