5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Barberton
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Kingfisher Gallery and Shangana Cultural Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Panorama Route. There's still lots to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hazyview attractions website .

Johannesburg to Hazyview is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Hazyview dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Hazyview

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Side Trips

Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Kingfisher Gallery
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route

1
night
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. On the 31st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Barberton History & Mining Museum, then examine the collection at Barberton Museum, and then stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barberton trip maker site .

Drive from Hazyview to Barberton in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Trails Parks
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum
Barberton History & Mining Museum ©
Barberton History & Mining Museum

1
night
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 1st (Sun), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, then buy something for everyone on your list at i'langa Mall, then Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and finally see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit travel route planning site .

Getting from Barberton to Nelspruit by car takes about an hour. August in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Sudwala Dinosaur Park ©
Sudwala Dinosaur Park

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