5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Graskop
— 1 night
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Nelspruit
— 3 nights
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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 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, then stroll through Wonder View, then enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and finally cruise along Panorama Route.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Graskop trip planning tool.

Butha-Buthe, Lesotho to Graskop is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Butha-Buthe in July, with highs in Graskop at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Nelspruit

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & The Elephant Sanctuary). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and stop by Africa Joy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit travel route planner.

You can drive from Graskop to Nelspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

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.