8 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

8 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

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8 days in Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg


Nelspruit ©
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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Riverside Mall, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nelspruit. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Graskop.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Shautany Chocolatiers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©


Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Explore Graskop's surroundings by going to Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, Safaris, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Panorama Route, don't miss a visit to Panoramic Route Mpumalanga, take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and take in panoramic vistas at God's Window.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Graskop travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Graskop takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Graskop

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hazyview, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, God's Window
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route