Barberton Makhondjwa Geotrail
Approximate travel distance from Mbombela Nelspruit: max. 160km
Drive from Nelspruit on the R40 South to Barberton, and continue towards the Bulembu Border Post. The entire 37 km from Barberton to the Swaziland border is the Geotrail. Return same way.
Barberton Makhondjwa Geotrail:
The oldest well-preserved sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks spanning the time period of 3.5 – 3.2 billion years ago. The trail has 11 marked points, including Lebombo view which is 25km out on the trail. This is a beautiful lookout and perfect for a picnic. At this point there are examples of all the rock formations with descriptions for each. There are no toilets or cellular phone reception on the route, but travelers with passports can cross the border into Swaziland and visit the excellent mining museum just 2km from the border where there are toilet facilities and a restaurant.