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Barberton Geotrail

from R550.00

When the earth’s volcanic surfaces cooled and oxygen was still being developed, the result was hardened rock deposit all around the world. With billions of year’s of weathering, this earliest evidence of earth’s habitable beginnings has been destroyed forever. Except, that is, in a few last remaining locations around the world. Arguably the most accessible of these locations is in the Mkhonjwa Mountain Range between Barberton in South Africa and Bulembu in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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  • Activity Level Leisurely
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  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Barberton Geotrail.

When the earth’s volcanic surfaces cooled and oxygen was still being developed, the result was hardened rock deposit all around the world. With billions of year’s of weathering, this earliest evidence of earth’s habitable beginnings has been destroyed forever. Except, that is, in a few last remaining locations around the world. Arguably the most accessible of these locations is in the Mkhonjwa Mountain Range between Barberton in South Africa and Bulembu in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

The tour can be self guided or you can hire the services of one of our guides. But thanks to the industrious folk passionate about Barberton, this tour can be done absolutely free of charge. There are a number of road way-sides where you can safely pull over and read about that particular feature’s information. Better yet is to buy the book which acts as a guide at the Barberton Information Centre.

The Tour is often started in the town of Barberton with the drive up an incredibly scenic mountain pass, towards the mystical Kingdom of Swaziland. Overhead you will notice, from time to time, the remains of an immensely long, now defunct, cableway. This cable way used to transport asbestos from the now abandoned Havelock mine, in Swaziland.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Done on your own steam – an incredible journey back in time.

Done with a guide, professional interpretation of complex processes as well as the opportunity to have burning questions answered

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Transport

Water

Meals

Guide (unless you’re on the guided tour)

  1. Day1 Barberton Geotrail

    Start at Barberton, ideally grab the official Geo Trail book from the Barberton information Centre. Allow for a day if you would like to see it all. Drive up the black topped mountain pass and simply pull into the road side attractions. Keep a beady eye open for traffic