3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  4​h
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Barberton
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail and then see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barberton route tool .

Johannesburg to Barberton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in September since evenings lows in Barberton dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Barberton

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

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Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest ©
Pilgrim’s Rest is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels and then take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, then explore and take pictures at Panorama Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and finally don't miss a visit to Pilgrims Rest.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pilgrim's Rest trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Barberton to Pilgrim's Rest in 2.5 hours. In September in Pilgrim's Rest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Graskop, Mpumalanga, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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