Makhonjwa Mountains

Description

The Makhonjwa Mountains around Barberton are renowned for their ancient green rocks with their unique scientific record of the pre-history of the earth and for the human stories in pursuit of hidden gold. Also referred to as the ‘Genesis of Life’, its geology includes the best preserved truly ancient rocks on earth.

Despite the rocks being 3.5 billion years old they are so well preserved that their fossils faithfully record the earliest life forms on the planet as well as evidence of the first recorded massive meteorite impact. Come to Barberton for the most spectacular sceneries, over the mountain for picnic, and if the beauty does not hold you back too long, a trip to Songimvelo Nature Reserve.

"The oldest well preserved sedimentary and volcanic rocks on Earth. ... These rock layers are like the pages of a book that we can read and translate in terms of early Earth's history. Here in Barberton is the Rosetta Stone for this period of time." Prof Don Lowe, Stanford University

"The rocks of the Barberton region represent the best-preserved example of the Earth's ancient oceanic and continental crust." Profs Terence McCarthy and Bruce Rubidge, University of the Witwatersrand

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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Fountain Baths Guest House |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Fountain Baths Guest House

Sleeps 28 Barberton Guest House, Barberton Self-catering in Barberton
0.94km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Fountain Baths is perfectly situated within walking distance from town. Its garden extends to the ve...

Kloofhuis Guest House |
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Kloofhuis Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Guest House, Barberton Bed and Breakfast in Barberton
0.98km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Situated on the slopes of the Makhonjwa Mountians, overlooking the town of Barberton and the De Kaap...

Cockney Liz Hotel |
from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Cockney Liz Hotel

Sleeps 56 Barberton Hotel in Barberton
1.11km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Cockney Liz Hotel is situated in the historic mining town of Barberton, with its breathtaking view o...

The Phoenix Hotel |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

The Phoenix Hotel

Sleeps 26 Barberton Hotel, Barberton Bed and Breakfast in Barberton
1.20km from Makhonjwa Mountains

The Phoenix Hotel, known for its ambiance, hospitality, service and cuisine, has formed part of Barb...

Chill Inn Barberton |
from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Chill Inn Barberton

Sleeps 16 Barberton Lodge in Barberton
1.25km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Chill Inn is situated in Barberton.  Kruger National Park is within reach and could provide more act...

The Gold Nugget Guest House |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

The Gold Nugget Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Bed and Breakfast in Barberton
1.31km from Makhonjwa Mountains

This Charming Guesthouse and fully licensed pub is set in a tranquil garden setting. The Gold Nugge...

Guthries Bed and Breakfast |
from R626
1 night, 2 adults

Guthries Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 6 Barberton Guest House, Barberton Bed and Breakfast in Barberton
1.63km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Guthries Bed and Breakfast is nestled at the foothills of the Mkhonjwa Mountains in Barberton, Mpuma...

Royal Sheba Guesthouse |
from R770
1 night, 2 adults

Royal Sheba Guesthouse

Sleeps 21 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
1.66km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Come and experience our tranquil and homely atmosphere at Royal Sheba Guesthouse. We offer a luxuri...

Temaswati Lodge |
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Temaswati Lodge

Sleeps 12 Barberton Lodge in Barberton
1.89km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Temaswati Lodge is an African lodge situated in the Makhonjwa Mountains within the CBD of Barberton....

Barberton Manor Guest House |
from R1,050
1 night, 2 adults

Barberton Manor Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
2.29km from Makhonjwa Mountains

Barberton Manor Guest House - 'the Gem of Barberton' - built in 1927 after a Sir Herbert Baker desig...

 
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