Approximate travel distancefrom Mbombela Nelspruit: max 440 km
Travel from Nelspruit via Barberton and Badplaas on the R38 to the Oshoek border Swaziland to arrive as early as possible, opens 07h00. Just through the border you will find the Nwenya Glass Factory and Candle Factory.
After this visit you can choose between two routes – or do both but be selective about which attractions to visit.
Option 1: Continue on the MR3 through Mbabane to visit the spectacular Sibebe Rock, followed by the Ezulwini cultural village and the National Museum, carry on to Matsapha to visit the beautiful Summerfield Botanical Garden & Resort. Turn back to Malkerns for great authentic shops at the House on Fire. Follow any route out of Swaziland back to Nelspruit.
Option 2: Turn left at Motshane onto the MR1, a beautiful scenic route where you can enjoy a zipline treetop tour at the Malolotja Nature Reserve and a boat cruise at the Maguga Dam, followed by great shopping at the Piggs Peak craft market. Continue on the MR1 to the Jeppes Reef Border for a visit to the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue on the R570 via Malalane to Nelspruit.