Scenic Drive : Eureka City

Come and experience the thrill of going back in time.

Cost per vehicle : R450
Per Person : R50

Group discount on request

  • During the latter half of 1884 when gold had been found in Barberton, there was a surge of prospecting all over the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Range.
  • Seeing this activity, and being a shrewd businessman, Mr Sherwood, an ex butcher from Durban, and one of the first storekeepers in Barberton, decided to move into the area being prospected.
  • He picked a central site and opened a hotel and butchery that would serve the diggers in their new field of operation, east of Barberton.
  • In 1884 Mr Sherwood laid the foundations for his hotel.
  • Today you can experience Eureka City on a guided tour, with friends and family.  This is one of the most scenic drives in our area and has great picnic sites in breathtaking settings overlooking the hills and valleys below.

 

A pop-up lunch can be provided upon request at an additional fee of R150-00 pp. Bookings essential.

Taste our famous Barberton Barney Steak with chips and salad – never to be forgotten.

Tour Times :  Trips by arrangement only
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Depart from Barberton Adventures, after signing indemnity forms
  • Drive towards Eureka City, past Fairview Gold Mine
  • Spend time in the ghost town and pay a visit to the hotel and cemetary
  • A picnic lunch can be provided upon request!

All access to Eureka City

  • Food & Beverages for duration of the whole tour
  • Transport (driving own vehicle to location)

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

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

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

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).

Q : Do I need a 4×4?
A : A high rise vehicle is essential and a competent driver is recommended.

Q : Are there ablutions?
A : Yes, there are construction toilets.