5 days in Polokwane & Barberton Itinerary

5 days in Polokwane & Barberton Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Polokwane
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Barberton
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Polokwane

Polokwane ©
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum and Haenertsburg Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Sequoia Gardens (in Haenertsburg), Debengeni Waterfall (in Tzaneen) and L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery (in Bela Bela). There's lots more to do: stroll through Polokwane Game Reserve, enjoy some friendly competition at Let's Go Bowling - The Farmyard, don't miss a visit to Sunland Baobab, and try your luck at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Polokwane trip itinerary builder tool.

Johannesburg to Polokwane is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. September in Polokwane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Polokwane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Haenertsburg, Debengeni Waterfall, L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery, Sunland Baobab, Nylsvley Nature Reserve
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Debengeni Waterfall ©
Debengeni Waterfall
Nylsvley Nature Reserve ©
Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Haenertsburg Cemetery ©
Haenertsburg Cemetery

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 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Barberton History & Mining Museum, see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum, and then trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barberton trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Polokwane to Barberton takes 5 hours. Traveling from Polokwane in September, Barberton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail ©
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
Barberton History & Mining Museum ©
Barberton History & Mining Museum

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