5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

5 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mpumalanga travel route planner

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Nelspruit
— 2 nights
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Graskop
— 2 nights
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Nelspruit

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then get outside with Africa Spear Kruger Park Safaris, and then look for gifts at Shautany Chocolatiers. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit online journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nelspruit. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Graskop.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Graskop

— 2 nights
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graskop: Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre & Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Panorama Route, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and take in panoramic vistas at God's Window.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Graskop online journey planner.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Graskop in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Graskop sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Mpumalanga travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.