Things to Do in Barberton

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Barberton Steam Locomotive

Barberton Steam Locomotive

Popular Attractions in Barberton (2.1 km from Barberton)

Take a slow stroll along the Heritage Walk from Barberton Museum to see a relic from yesteryear. This lovely old locomotive was brought to Barberton on its own steam in 1971, having served on the railway line between Barberton and Kaapmuiden from 1899. The Barberton Steam Locomotive was manufactured in 1898 by Nielson & Co. for the Cape...

Barberton Golf Club

Barberton Golf Club

Golf Courses in Barberton (2.4 km from Barberton)

One of the oldest clubs in the country, Barberton Golf Club hosts the popular "Barberton Daisy" Golf Tournament every year. This is an uphill course where one should try to stay out of the buffalo grass which represents the rough.Facilities include a, driving range, bar, halfway house and putting green.Need to know? Barberton Golf ClubHoles: 9Par:...

Barberton Museum

Barberton Museum

Galleries and Museums in Barberton (3.2 km from Barberton)

Get bunged up with local knowledge at the Barberton Museum where the geology, mining, Swazi history and general history of Barberton are displayed, as well as Belhaven and Stopforth House Museums, Fernlea Museum and the Block House.Find out about the history of the area dating back 3,500 million yeas before man was able to survive on earth. The...

Makhonjwa Mountains

Makhonjwa Mountains

Popular Attractions in Barberton (4.2 km from Barberton)

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...

Eureka City 4x4 Trail

Eureka City 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Barberton (10 km from Barberton)

Eureka City is an easy 4x4 trail located 10 km from Barberton. The trail has a grading of 2 and is 25 km long. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete. A 4x2 vehicle with diff lock, low range gear and high clearance is permitted. This is a one-way trail with fantastic scenery; geological wonders, gold mines, old rock formations and...

Things to do near Barberton

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Marloth Park Conservancy

Game Reserve in Marloth Park Conservancy (88.1 km from Barberton)

Marloth Park is a unique bushveld holiday town and nature conservancy bordering the Kruger National Park. Here people and wildlife coexist peacefully on the banks of the Crocodile River. It’s an amazing place for kids to enjoy nature, with opportunities to feed zebra, get close to giraffe or watch bush babies come out at night.Giraffe, zebra, blue...

Kaapsehoop Escarpment Walk

Kaapsehoop Escarpment Walk

Hiking Trail in Kaapsehoop (35.9 km from Barberton)

Hike through a maze of unusual rock formations for 20 minutes from Kaapsehoop and you will find yourself at the edge of the escarpment with jaw dropping views. Here the landscape plunges 1000 metres into the Barberton Valley. At night the twinkling lights of Nelspruit and Barberton are visible. Early birds can watch the sunrise over the Swazi...

I'Langa Mall

I'Langa Mall

Shopping Malls in Nelspruit (34.6 km from Barberton)

Free Parking, 110 stores, exciting tenant mix hosting 45000 sqm of retail. We are disabled friendly, sufficient parking for disabled persons at most major entrances. Baby friendly with dedicated changing rooms.

Mbombela Stadium

Mbombela Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Nelspruit (36.4 km from Barberton)

The Mbombela Stadium is one of the new stadiums constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The elevated stadium can comfortably seat 40,000 people and has excellent views from all positions. Situated eight kilometres north of Nelspruit, it is the closest venue to the hugely popular Kruger National Park. The bustling boom town of Nelspruit is the...

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Big Event Venues in Nelspruit (21.6 km from Barberton)

This legendary bushveld concert and party venue is nestled in the hills just 10km south of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Blue Moon is a unique, custom-built, multi-purpose function venue with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.As a music venue, Blue Moon is not genre specific. Local and international highlights include Seether, Dana Winner,...

The Fynbos Trail

The Fynbos Trail

Popular Attractions in Overberg (27.5 km from Barberton)

The recently launched Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This three-day, two night 26km trail takes walkers along a beautiful section of recently cut trail in the Walker Bay region meandering through hidden pockets of indigenous forest alive with birds, to Tolkienesque dells of dense lichens,...

Chimpanzee Eden

Chimpanzee Eden

Animal Parks in Nelspruit (29.2 km from Barberton)

If you have visited Chimpanzee Eden it will be an experience you will always talk about. It started about 2-3 year ago, and named " The Jane Goodall Intitude". Chimps get rescued from all over the world specially from Angola. They actully buy and spends thousands of Rands to get these poor chimps that gets beaten, locked up in very small cages and...

Bushlane 4x4 Trail

Bushlane 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Nelspruit (33.5 km from Barberton)

Bushlane 4x4 Trail is a guided trail 23 km from Nelspruit. The trail is 14 km long and takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete. This trail can be done as a weekend adventure to reinforce skills learnt. The difficulty grading is 4 and passes around rocky outcrops. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is required to go on this adventure. The exact...

Cave Crawling

Cave Crawling

Popular Attractions in Nelspruit (33.5 km from Barberton)

Go crawling down in the gold mines where gold is still visible in the walls. Experience the history of the old mine shaft deep in Komatieland Forest, Coetzeestroom. Enjoy the untamed beauty of the surrounding landscape with spectacular views.

Kaapsehoop Ghosts and Historical Tour

Kaapsehoop Ghosts and Historical Tour

Popular Attractions in Kaapsehoop (35.9 km from Barberton)

This hour-long tour takes in the sites and amazing history of the Kaapsehoop, an unassuming little village that was pivotal in making South Africa the African powerhouse it is today. Hear stories from the early wild days of gold prospecting to political intrigue, murder, mayhem, mystery and Kruger’s millions.

Kaapsehoop History Tour

Kaapsehoop History Tour

Popular Attractions in Kaapsehoop (35.9 km from Barberton)

Kaapsehoop History Tours cover anything from geology to African culture, and the local history of Kaapsehoop, the Adams Calendar or the history of Boer War entrenchments. Tours can be anything from 1 to 5 hours.

Battery Creek Falls

Battery Creek Falls

Waterfall in Kaapsehoop (36.5 km from Barberton)

Battery Creek Falls is a spectacular 30 metre high waterfall, only a 10 minutes walk from Kaapsehoop. The waterfall sections are deep enough to swim in, but most people like to stand under the water and get a good massage.

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Popular Attractions in Nelspruit (36.8 km from Barberton)

The Lowveld National Botanical Garden is divided into eight sections with the Crocodile and Nels rivers surging through the riparian forest. The garden has a tropical African rainforest section, with approximately six hundred indigenous plant species. The other seven sections are the bulb garden, the South African rainforest, dry bushveld,...

Riverside Mall

Riverside Mall

Shopping Malls in Vanderbijlpark (37.8 km from Barberton)

Riverside Mall, which comprises a great part of the Riverside Park Precinct, is the premier shopping centre in Mpumalanga with over half a million people visiting the centre each month. It is a major attraction for retail tourists from all over Mpumalanga, Mozambique and Swaziland satisfying the needs of its mixed shopper base. Its tenant listing...

Alkmaar 4x4 Trail

Alkmaar 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Nelspruit (40.9 km from Barberton)

The Alkmaar 4x4 Trail is a medium challenging course where one can do some birdwatching and game viewing. Participants can partake in the obstacle course before heading out on the 7 km trail. After the obstacle course is completed, drivers receive a certificate – great techniques are learned. The 7 km trail takes approximately 2 to 3 hours...