3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Nelspruit
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Barberton
— 1 night
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Graskop
— 1 night
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Nelspruit

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): Head underground at Sudwala Caves and then stop by Shautany Chocolatiers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nelspruit journey tool.

Cape Town to Nelspruit is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Nelspruit hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Barberton

— 1 night
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 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Barberton Museum and then trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barberton trip planner.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Barberton in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Barberton are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Graskop.

Things to do in Barberton

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums
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Graskop

— 1 night
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by Delgoa Arts & Crafts.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Graskop trip planner.

You can drive from Barberton to Graskop in 2 hours. In September in Graskop, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Graskop

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping
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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.