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About Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton situated on the edge of town backing onto an uninhabited valley, with spectacular views.

Accommodation is offered in clean, comfortable double rooms, all of which have access to a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area.The rooms each have a name, so once you know Bushwhacked you can request the room that you prefer. Linen and bath towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, and the lounge area features a TV and a DVD player. There is also a braai area with amazing views over the valley. Your hosts live on the property, in ‘The Woodshed’ in the back garden. There are two mountain bikes available for guests to use.

Bushwhacked is situated just outside the old gold rush town of Barberton which has a rich history, a lot of which can still be seen and explored. The Barberton Museum is just one stop on an historical walking trail taking in several of the original 1880's gold mining houses.
The house is set in the foothills of the Makonjwa Mountains just 40 minutes from Nelspruit. This is a welcoming, comfortable and affordable place for people to relax and unwind whilst exploring the area.

If you walk out of the back door of Bushwhacked and up the mountain you’ll have a wooded valley all to yourself where you can spot a variety of animal species and bird life whilst following in the footsteps of some of the first gold prospectors on The Fortuna Mine Tunnel Trail. There is also a well-known birding area, a pocket of indigenous forest, known as 'Pedlars bush', close by. It's possible to explore the old Gold Rush town of Eureka City by quadbike or get an overview of the valley on a scenic microlight flight.
The scenic and fascinating GeoTrail World Heritage site can be explored independently or with an accompanying Geologist Guide.
Bushwhacked is the ideal stopover between The Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the northern Kwa-Zulu-Natal coast and game parks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Rate displayed is for two guests occupying the room, and varies according to the number of guests.

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Reviews for Bushwhacked

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Hantie Steyn
11 September 2017

Het net daar oornag oppad Swaziland toe, maar was baie ingenome met plek. Sal dit aanbeveel.

Melanie Van Zyl
14 July 2017

A neat stay in a garden that overlooks Barberton. It's in town, but on the outskirts with a good view and next to the fence. The small cottage is definitely the most private option available here. Everything was clean and there's tea, coffee, sugar and a plunger which is great. Good value for money, but very basic. A decent overnight stop!

ian Leach
02 March 2017

loved the night sounds and seclusion....

Robyn O'Donoghue, South Africa
19 September 2016

We spent one night at Bushwhacked. The room was comfortable, clean and the house in general was very neat and cosy. We shared a bathroom with other guests which we thought would be a problem but there was plenty hot water. The communal kitchen had everything for self catering. The view from the patio is amazing. Will most certainly be back. Thank you.

JoAnn Keller, United States of America
14 May 2016

Loved our stay at Bushwhacked!  Lovely views, relaxing rooms, pleasant kitchen and greatly appreciated washing machine available.

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Bushwhacked is 3.4km from the centre of Barberton , the nearest airport 46.4km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Barberton

Barberton Steam Locomotive

(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...

Eureka City 4x4 Trail

(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...

Barberton Golf Club

(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...

Makhonjwa Mountains

(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’,...