5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Marloth Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg


Barberton — 1 day

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 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Barberton History & Mining Museum and then trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barberton travel route planner.

Johannesburg to Barberton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Barberton are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Graskop.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
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Graskop — 1 night

Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Graskop Gorge Lift Company and then admire all the interesting features of Panorama Route.

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Traveling by car from Barberton to Graskop takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Graskop are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Komatipoort.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Komatipoort — 1 night

Komatipoort is a town situated at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. To find out how to plan a trip to Komatipoort, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Komatipoort takes 2.5 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Nelspruit.
Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Wildlife
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Nelspruit — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and then Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Komatipoort to Nelspruit takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marloth Park.
Parks · Nature
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Marloth Park — 2 nights

Marloth Park is a holiday town situated in northeastern South Africa in the Mpumalanga province (formerly Eastern Transvaal).GeographyOn the bank of the Crocodile River between Malelane and Komatipoort on the N4 national highway, Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary and holiday town. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park and then indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marloth Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Marloth Park in 1.5 hours. January in Marloth Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Mpumalanga travel guide

National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.