Attractions IN Barberton

Nature Reserves / Mountain Reserves / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the province. Mpumalanga, which shares borders with Gauteng and Limpopo, has always been one of South Africa’s most attractive ...

Mountain Reserves / Nature Reserves

Mountainlands Nature Reserve

The Mountainlands Nature Reserve is in the Makhonjwa Mountains above Barberton. The term 'mountainland' was coined by geologists to refer to what is also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, or geologically-speaking – the Barberton Supergroup ...

Game Reserves

Songimvelo Game Reserve

Songimvelo Game Reserve lies deep in the Barberton Mountainlands and is one of the largest reserves of the Mpumalanga Parks Board that extends over 50 000 hectares. Songimvelo lies in a corner of the province little known to travellers, which is possibly ...

Attractions AROUND Barberton

Nature Reserves

Andover Nature Reserve

Andover Nature Reserve is a provincial nature reserve that lies just seven kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, close to Manyeleti Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. The 7 000 hectares reserve is home to zebra, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, ...

Golf Courses

Badplaas Golf Club

Badplaas Golf Course is privately owned nine hole golf course located in Mpumalanga at the feet of the formidable and striking Hlumu-Hlumu mountains. Waterways, lakes and dams provide serene reflections of the dramatic landscape and the changing of the ...

Game Reserves / National Parks

Kruger National Park

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an ...

Activities / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Kruger National Park Tours

Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Mbombela Stadium

Mpumalanga’s Mbombela Stadium is a true reflection of all things South Africa, and a real treat for international sports fans to visit. This unique stadium is situated just outside Nelspruit and was constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ event, which ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Nelshoogte Pass

Nelshoogte Pass, sometimes known simply as Nelshoogte or Nelsberg Pass, lies on the R38 between Barberton and Badplaas directly north of the Nkomazi Wilderness area. The pass is at once steep and dominated by the dense pine forests of the Nelshoogte ...

Game Farms / Game Parks / Game Reserves

Nkomazi Game Reserve

Set in the incredibly picturesque scenery of the Barberton Mountainland, Nkomazi Game Reserve lies in the malaria-free parts of Mpumalanga closest to Barberton, the Kruger National Park, Pilgrims Rest and such wonders as the Blyde River Canyon and God's ...

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Landmarks / National Monuments

Albasini Ruins

Situated just outside Hazyview, the Albasini Ruins are, in essence, what remains of the trading post of Joao Albasini, dating back to the 1800’s. Albasini was a Portuguese trader that set up his business in the early part of the 19th century. It is ...

National Parks / Landmarks / Game Reserves

Crocodile Bridge Gate

Crocodile Bridge Gate is the most eastern entrance to the Kruger National Park. It lies roughly 12 kilometres from Komatipoort, close to the Mozambican border. For those who enter the south-eastern parts of the park, this is the most direct way of doing ...

Golf Courses

Leopard Creek Golf Estate

Working closely with the Kruger National Park and nature conservation authorities, the Leopard Creek golf course was specifically designed to blend in with the surroundings, providing sophisticated leisure amenities in an undisturbed natural environment ...

Game Reserves

Ligwalagwala Conservancy

Ligwalagwala is a co-operative reserve, one of the only reserves involved, since the late 1990s, in reintroducing lions in small reserves in the Mpumalanga region. Ligwalagwala lies just outside Hectorspruit, about half an hour away from the Malelane and ...

Game Reserves / Landmarks / National Parks

Malelane Gate

Under an hour from Nelspruit, the Malelane Gate is one of the easiest ways into the Kruger National Park. It lies on the Crocodile River, some 50 km from Crocodile Bridge, just past the little town of Malelane. Driving across the Crocodile River into the ...

Golf Courses

Malelane Golf Club

With the Onderberg as the backdrop, golfers are assured of gorgeous views while they tackle the course at Malelane. Onderberg is on the banks of the Crocodile River, and the whole area is infused by a natural beauty that is accomplished ...

Game Reserves

Mjejane Game Reserve

Mjejane Game Reserve lies on the banks of the crocodile River on the southern end of the Kruger National Park, its borders with the famous park no longer hindered by fences, allowing the free range of game to and fro. This part of the Kruger Park is said ...

Game Reserves

Mthethomusha Game Reserve

The magnificent Malelane Mountains, and the 8,000 hectare Mthethomusha Game Reserve bordering the world famous Kruger National Park at its feet, inspire travellers from around the world. There is a place in Africa where lion, elephant and rhinoceros walk ...

Game Reserves / Landmarks / National Parks

Paul Kruger Gate

Paul Kruger Gate is regarded as the quickest way to reach Skukuza, and one of only three gates into the west region of southern Kruger National Park. It also allows good access to Lower Sabie. As a result, the gate sees a fair amount of traffic. An ...

Game Reserves

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the ...

Barberton as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Blyde River Canyon, Hectorspruit, Komatipoort, Kruger Park, Malelane, Marloth Park, Mjejane Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Skukuza

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