47 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

47 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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47 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
1
White River
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Malelane
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Barberton
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Graskop
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lydenburg
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

10
nights
White River

White River ©
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around White River: Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Resort (in Machadodorp), Nelspruit (Montrose Falls, Sudwala Caves, & more) and Hazyview (Zipline, Shangana Cultural Village, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South African National Parks, pick up some local products at Bagdad Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and have fun at JW Shooting Range.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our White River trip builder tool .

Johannesburg to White River is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Malelane.

Things to do in White River

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hazyview, Nelspruit, Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Resort
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Bagdad Farmers Market ©
Bagdad Farmers Market

8
nights
Malelane

Malelane ©
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. Venture out of the city with trips to Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie), Samora Machel Monument (in Mbuzini) and Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club (in Komatipoort). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, walk around Mthethomusha Game Reserve, and contemplate the long history of Matsamo Cultural Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Malelane planner .

Getting from White River to Malelane by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Malelane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Barberton on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Malelane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Matsamo Cultural Village, Samora Machel Monument, Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Leopard Creek Country Club ©
Leopard Creek Country Club
Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park ©
Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park

9
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barberton: Badplaas Golf Club Guest House & Lodge (in Badplaas), Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours (in Machadodorp) and Adam's Calendar (in Kaapsehoop). The adventure continues: trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, get engrossed in the history at Barberton History & Mining Museum, and see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Barberton vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Malelane to Barberton takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barberton when traveling from Malelane in February, with lows around 32°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toGraskop.

Things to do in Barberton

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Badplaas Golf Club Guest House & Lodge, Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, Adam's Calendar
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Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail ©
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum
Barberton History & Mining Museum ©
Barberton History & Mining Museum

10
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes God's Window. Venture out of the city with trips to Sabie (Horse Shoe Trout & About, Lone Creek Falls, & more). The adventure continues: cruise along Panorama Route, admire the sheer force of Mac Mac Falls, stroll through Wonder View, and make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Graskop trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Barberton to Graskop in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lydenburg.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabie, Mpumalanga, Ponieskrantz, Echo Caves, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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God's Window ©
God's Window
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Pilgrims Rest ©
Pilgrims Rest

9
nights
Lydenburg

Lydenburg ©
Lydenburg is a town in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lydenburg: Dullstroom (Dullstroom on the Dam, Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, & more), Suikerboschfontein (in Carolina) and Sabie (Horse Shoe Falls & Long Tom Toboggan @ Misty Mountain). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, make a trip to Long Tom Pass, explore the world behind art at The Shoe Guesthouse, and take in the dramatic scenery at Elands River Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lydenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Lydenburg takes 1.5 hours. In February in Lydenburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lydenburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dullstroom, Waterval Boven, Sabie, Suikerboschfontein, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Long Tom Pass ©
Long Tom Pass

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