Geography and History
The area surrounding Barberton is surprising. For land that was once so "well used" in its past history, it is beautifully serene today.
Barberton is a town that was once part of the gold fever rush, lies cradled within the magnificent Makhonjwa mountains.
Barberton offers a variety of accommodation options from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses to Self Catering units.
Activities in the area are:-
Heritage Walks - there are signposts around town, which offer the avid hiker a wide variety of choices, from gentle strolls into the woods; where you might spot the Purple Crested and Knysna Turaco, and Narina Trogon. Another walk includes a kilometre long tunnel which was used to move ore.
Mountain biking or 4x4 - the terrain is perfect for these.
Experience the wonder of this most ancient geology and its associated botanical richness, or play a gentle round of golf or game of bowls in the velvet air.
Within a twelve kilometre radius of the town you can reach half a dozen nature and wildlife reserves; inside an hour, through Malelane, you can be in the Kruger National Park. In two hours by road you can reach either Maputo or Mbabane, the capitals of neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland.
Barberton offers a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, to suit every visitors budget.
Barberton has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities. See our business directory for a list of businesses in Barberton or add your own free business directory listing.
For more information on Barberton, please visit www.kruger-lowveld-info.co.za.
Information courtesy of Barberton Community Tourism: http://www.barberton.co.za/.
|Barberton Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||013 759 5300/01|
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