8 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

8 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Nelspruit
— 4 nights
2
Barberton
— 1 night
3
Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Sudwala Caves and Elephant Whispers will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, Katundo Leather Shop, &more), Napi Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park) and Antiques & Artifacts (in White River). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, pick up some local products at Bagdad Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit trip maker app.

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, White River, Napi Wilderness Trail
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Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Barberton History & Mining Museum, thenexamine the collection at Barberton Museum, and then stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barberton trip planning website.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Barberton in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Barberton

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

2
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 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels and then explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pilgrims Rest, thenexplore and take pictures at Panorama Route, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pilgrim's Rest online travel route planner.

Getting from Barberton to Pilgrim's Rest by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pilgrim's Rest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Graskop, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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