Once a gold mining town, Barberton has a colourful past.
- The Kruger National Park
It’s world famous. Maybe even more famous than Mr Mandela.
Spend some time in the bush with animals. Get up at sunrise, drive slowly and discover nature the way God meant it to be. Whether it’s a gecko sunbathing on a rock or a lion sleeping belly-up in the sun, there is an infinite world of moments to savour…
A good stopover between Zululand and the interior.
This is the capital of Mpumalanga and the centre of an extremely fertile and beautiful agricultural region.
This town marks the border between Mozambique and South Africa.
Lying on the banks of the Sabie River, Hazyview is only 16km from the Numbi Gate to the Kruger National Park, so it makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
- Sabie Mpumalanga
Sabie is close to the Sudwala and Echo Caves, God's Window, Graskop, Borkes Luck Potholes, Kruger National Park, a reptile park, forest museum and Pilgrim's Rest.
This scenic little town lies in the heart of Mpumalanga's natural wonders and makes a good base from which to explore the area.
- White River
This is one of the entry towns for the Kruger National Park.
- Pilgrim's Rest
Don’t leave the area without dropping into Pilgrim's Rest. There are no backpackers here though.
- Waterval Boven
This town marks one of the points where the mountains of the escarpment descend into the Lowveld. The Eland River Falls drop 228m into the valley below – hence the name Waterval Onder, which means ”under the waterfall.”
Situated on Southern Side of Kruger Park
Places to Stay
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
This Stellenbosch backpackers is an easy going place in the centre of Stellenbosch with lots of upbeat energy.
Great bridgeand bungy jumping at the Gouritz River.
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)
Adventure and cultural tours in Mozambique, Kruger and Botswana.
On the banks of Lake Kariba, this is relatively unexploited area is home to the Tonga, who still live according to age old traditions.
(Kariba Zim,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
Train to become a paraglider or just hang around groundside.
(Bulwer,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Travel South Africa and the world as a backpacker with awareness!
This Johannesburg backpackers is close to Malls and the CBD.
They offer a free airport pick-up.
Agulhas House, based in Umkomaas, with an on-site dive centre slash one-stop shop for all your travelling and diving needs.
A Big Five Reserve that offers lessons…
On the shores of the lake.