3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

3 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Nelspruit
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Nelspruit

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Visiting Elephant Whispers and Safaris will get you outdoors. Barberton Museum and Matsamo Cultural Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton) and Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park (in Malelane).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nelspruit online road trip planner.

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nelspruit, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mpumalanga travel guide

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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.