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Barberton was inscribed as a World Heritage Site on the 2 July 2018 due to it’s geology. What makes it so special is that the Makhonjwa Mountains comprise of the oldest and best-preserved sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks on Earth.  Known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, these highly accessible ancient exposures present a continuous 350 million year old sequence of rocks, beginning 3 600 million years ago.

  • Prices and guides available on request
  • Different sites available on request
  • Group discount & concessions available
  • These ancient mountains, older even than the bulging granite domes around Nelspruit and Mbabane, provide the best source of information about the early Earth anywhere in the world. 
  • As required by the World Heritage Convention, they are the best of the best examples of this form of most ancient Archaean geology. 
  • From these rocks, geologists and palaeobiologists have learned more about the Earths early history, than from any other comparable site in the world.
  • Departure from Barberton Adventures after relevant documentation has been signed.
  • We have many sites of interest.
  • Locations will be divulged once a booking is made.
  • For Geologists and students full day excursions with specialist can be arranged, and for the enthusiast half day.
  • Access to various locations and sites.
  • Guide upon request.
  • Food & Beverages for duration of the whole tour
  • Transport (driving own vehicle to location)
  • Bathroom facilities.


Q : What shoes do we need to wear?
A : Comfortable shoes recommended.

Q : Do I need warm clothes?
A : Yes, a light jacket in winter.

Q : Do I need sunblock and a hat?
A : Recommended for hiking/walking.

Q : Are there bees?
A : Yes, at certain times of day. If you are allergic to bees make sure to bring your specific medication.

Q : Are there spiders and snakes en route?
A : Yes. TIA (This is Africa).