5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Waterval Boven
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Waterval Boven

Waterval Boven is a small town situated on the edge of the Escarpment on the banks of the Elands River above the 75m Elands Falls on the railway line from Pretoria to Maputo in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Rock Shop, then examine the collection at Krugerhof Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Waterval Boven online visit planner .

Johannesburg to Waterval Boven is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Johannesburg in January since evenings lows in Waterval Boven dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Waterval Boven

Wildlife Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Rock Shop, Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, Safaris
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Safaris
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop
Krugerhof Museum ©
Krugerhof Museum

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sudwala Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Rottcher Wineries (in White River), Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & The Elephant Sanctuary) and Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, look for gifts at Africa Joy, and admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip maker tool .

You can drive from Waterval Boven to Nelspruit in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Waterval Boven in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nelspruit, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, White River, Mary Shire Falls, Napi Wilderness Trail
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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