Jan Van Woerden
The town has a lot to offer unfortunately people are grumpy and not very helpful - a coffee shop is advertised at the galary but there was no one on a Saturday morning - the local authorities has a tourist germ but there is serious lack of interest and the town really "deurmekaar" and unkept. The painted stones at the entrance is charming, someone is trying but the efforts are not enough.
20 February 2013
Barberton is well worth visiting. The town is quiet in relation to city life, has very interesting history and around it great geology can been experienced first hand along the R40 - some of the oldest greenstone rock formations (3.5 billion years old). It's relaxing to be there but also educational.
Ingrid Booysen, Pretoria
11 December 2012
A nice place to break away from the city, relax, enjoy nature and explore the mining town's history. Friendly people and heart-warming places to visit.
20 August 2012
Barberton is an old mining town with lots of history and beautifull stories. Between the mountains close to the Kruger Park if you access at Malelane or Crocidile Bridge going throug suger plantations.
Also nice places to have breakfast/lunch/dinner. This town is a must if you visit the lowveld.
20 August 2012
Almost everything from and in Barberton is prefaced as the "oldest" Billion years old rock formation and a lot of first in the world is found here. This gem of the Lowveld at the slopes of the Makonjwa mountains give the first time visitor a pleasant surprise and a yearning to come back to it.
Whether you are interested in culture-history or geological sitings or nature splendour, Barberton has it all. Facilities for the tourist are of the highest quality with a wide range of establishments to choose from.
This is the place to be if you are a adventurer at heart
17 August 2012
Really pleasant, quiet, olde worlde charming place with lots of history. Great views and very pleasant and friendly people.
23 January 2012
It is a privilege to have many elements of the past, so accessible to the traveller. Of special interest was the fantastically ancient and contorted rocks of a primeval earth. This is a mecca for anyone with an interest for natural science.
30 September 2011
Situated in beautiful environment.
Clean and well-run town.
25 July 2011