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.”
Places to Stay
A great place to meet the many wild critters that hang out in
- Kruger Inn Backpackers
Kruger Inn Backpackers is a community inside a nature reserve, on the border of the Kruger National Park.
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Topsail House is a perfect place to stay in the centre of Simon's Town.
(Simon's Town,Cape Town)
Lungile backpackers in PE is perched on top of a hill in an attractive house overlooking the city and the ocean, Lungile is just three minutes walk from Port Elizabeth's main beach.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
They are on the edge of the reserve and the river is in their front garden.
(Port St Johns,Wild Coast)
On-line bookings that make the most of what's on offer.
For the best Scuba diving on the South Coast and some of the best scuba in the world.
Stop for a break half way between Knysna and Port Elizabeth.
Self catering backpackers lodge built next to a dam overlooking the Swartberg Mountains
The Roc ‘n Rope Lodge hosts climbers from around the world
This Port Edward backpackers is elegantly at one with nature. A lovely stop.
(Port Edward,South Coast)
Learn to surf in J'bay.
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)