5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Dullstroom
— Few hours
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Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights

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Dullstroom

Dullstroom ©
Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tee off at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dullstroom trip planning app.

Johannesburg to Dullstroom is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Dullstroom reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Golf Outdoors
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Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate ©
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate

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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. On the 18th (Wed), stop by Delgoa Arts & Crafts, thenexplore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, and finally take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Panorama Route, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Mary Shire Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Long Tom Pass.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pilgrim's Rest travel planning app.

Getting from Dullstroom to Pilgrim's Rest by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dullstroom in December; daily highs in Pilgrim's Rest reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Graskop, Mpumalanga, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Mary Shire Falls, Long Tom Pass
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Wonder View ©
Wonder View

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail and then explore the striking landscape of South African National Parks. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, sample the fine beverages at Rottcher Wineries, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Pilgrim's Rest to Nelspruit takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

White River, Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail ©
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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