The 7 Best Things to Do in Barberton, South Africa

July 27, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Barberton, South Africa including Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, Barberton Museum, Simeliza Tours, Dusty Tracks Off Road Adventures, Skydive Kruger, Barberton History & Mining Museum, Adventure Skydives.

1. Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail

R40 Bulembu pass, Barberton 1300, South Africa
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail

Reviewed By Jabu M - Nelspruit, South Africa

Located at Barberton in Mpumalanga a uniquely preserved rock formation dating back to between 3.6 to 4 Billion years ago the only well preserved such rock formation in the world in such huge presentation straddling over several square kilometres - minor parts found in Canada and Australia. The fauna and flora of this landscape is uniquely difference. The preservation is up the minds of those that work this world heritage site. An application for listing with UNESCO is underway it's all system go. You want to understand how and where Mother Earth was formed - it actually occurred here. 11 such unique rock formation starting from the time the face of the world was covered by water to the times when earth lavas were performing. Because I am not an archaeologist all I can say is this scientific evolution confirms the biblical formation of the world.

2. Barberton Museum

36 Pilgrims Street, Barberton 1300, South Africa +27 13 712 4208
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Barberton Museum

Reviewed By TudorInjordan - Aqaba, Jordan

There's a real community feeling in Barberton and it's exemplified by the museum (free entrance!), which explains how the town developed and featured in S Africa's mining past and the struggle against apartheid; as well as the unique ancient geology. Nice local jewellery shop next door!

3. Simeliza Tours

P.O Box 987 | 279 Phumula, Barberton 1300, South Africa +27 78 865 5618
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Simeliza Tours

Professional Tour Operator specializing in Geo-trail Tours,Panorama,Genesis Route and the Kruger National Park.Transfers from MQP,Shuttles between Barberton and Nelspruit,Luxury and Semi Luxury Coach Hire and Chauffeur Services. 2015 Lilizela Awards Eteya National Winner

Reviewed By cheryle282 - Atlanta, Georgia

I stumbled upon Glen, the owner by mistake, during my visit in Mpumalanga and asked him if he could take us on the Drakensburg Range Tour and a day in Kruger National Park. It was the best decision. Glen is a local tour operator and the Mpumalanga area is his backyard, which means he knows it very well. Glen picked us up on time. His vehicle was a clean air-conditioned 7 seater. He provided us with snacks, and drinks which certainly came in handy. The guide (Andrew) who came along with us, was very informative on just about everything that had to do with history, culture, trees birds etc. We were very impressed. My 84 year old dad was with us and they had all the patience and kindness in the world for him. Please support Simeliza tours, you will not regret it. Thank you so much Glen and Andrew.

4. Dusty Tracks Off Road Adventures

Barberton 1300, South Africa
Dusty Tracks Off Road Adventures

Dusty Tracks offer a variety of unique and fascinating activities in and around the town of Barberton. This little town, at the foot of the of the Makonjwa Mountains, are extremely rich in history and also a destination for geologists from all around the world because of it`s amazing geological significance. From the oldest, best preserved rocks on earth, to the amazing gold rush era in the late 1800`s. We take you on a journey through time. Travel the old ox wagon routes to the top of the mountain, visit old forgotten ghost towns like Eureka city. Teach you the art off gold panning and take you into the oldest and richest Gold Mine of all time, Edwin Bray`s golden quarry. Travelling with us or in your own 4x4 vehicle, come and enjoy the most spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Spend a night camping wild and let us entertain you with stories of days gone by.

5. Skydive Kruger

1 Kaapsehoop Road, off R40 20km south of Nelspruit, Barberton 1300, South Africa

Situated on the beautiful Aylestone Estate farm, Skydive Kruger offers a safe , secure and friendly dropzone registered up to 14 500 ft AMSL(11, 800 AGL). It is the premier destination in the Lowveld game region, for experienced skydivers and their families. We use the tried and tested Atlas Angel 9 man drop workhorse, in a farm-fresh environment with central Lapa and spectator rest facilities,

6. Barberton History & Mining Museum

73 De Villiers Street, Barberton 1300, South Africa +27 76 825 5794
Barberton History & Mining Museum

7. Adventure Skydives

R40, Barberton 1300, South Africa

Adventure Skydives was established in 1994 in the pursuit of excellence in the Skydiving market. The adventure skydives team has skydived all over the world and brings with it a wealth of experience second to none in parachuting We specialize in Static line, Accelerated freefall, Tandem and Display jumping as well as corporate events.

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