3 days in Nelspruit, Barberton & Mbabane Itinerary

3 days in Nelspruit, Barberton & Mbabane Itinerary

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3 days in Nelspruit, Barberton & Mbabane Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Barberton, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Durban, South Africa

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Nelspruit, South Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit travel itinerary planner .

Durban to Nelspruit is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Durban in December since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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night
Barberton, South Africa

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 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Barberton Museum and then hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barberton trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Nelspruit to Barberton with the Route module. In December in Barberton, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mbabane.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

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night
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Mbabane ©
Although attractions in Mbabane itself remain scarce, this capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland provides a picturesque setting, pleasant weather, and plenty of amenities for tourists exploring the nation's mountains, forests, and valleys.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): try to win big at Happy Valley Casino, relax and rejuvenate at Royal Swazi Spa, and then get your game on at Lugogo Sun.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mbabane trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barberton to Mbabane. In December, daily temperatures in Mbabane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbabane

Fun & Games Casinos Spas

Side Trip

Happy Valley Casino
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Royal Swazi Spa ©
Royal Swazi Spa
Happy Valley Casino ©
Happy Valley Casino
Lugogo Sun ©
Lugogo Sun

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