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
Dullstroom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tee off at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dullstroom trip website .

Johannesburg to Dullstroom is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Dullstroom reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Golf Outdoors
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Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate ©

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nights
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Delgoa Arts & Crafts, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, then explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels, and finally stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mary Shire Falls, and finally make a trip to Long Tom Pass.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pilgrim's Rest route maker app .

Traveling by car from Dullstroom to Pilgrim's Rest takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dullstroom in December, with highs in Pilgrim's Rest at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Graskop, Mpumalanga, Long Tom Pass, Mary Shire Falls, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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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. Keep things going the next day: stop by Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Rottcher Wineries, then Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and finally stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Pilgrim's Rest to Nelspruit takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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
Rottcher Wineries ©
Rottcher Wineries

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