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
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Barberton, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip itinerary maker tool .

Durban to Nelspruit is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Durban in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Nelspruit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Barberton Museum and then hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barberton trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nelspruit to Barberton. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mbabane.

Things to do in Barberton

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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

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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 30th (Fri): try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, then try to win big at Royal Swazi Spa, and then get your game on at Lugogo Sun.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Mbabane tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Barberton to Mbabane with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbabane

Fun & Games Casinos Spas

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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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