Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
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Elizabeth
6 bidrag
nov. 2022
We came to see the famous 3.5 billion-year-old rocks visible in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, and were delighted with the explantations provided on the Makhonjwa Geotrail. There are numerous geosites with detailed - and accessible! - explanations of fascinating geological formations such as banded ironstone, pillow lavas, volcanic lapilli and many more. Several sites have detailed panoramas to help visitors interpret the landscape spread before them, which we all found a most interesting exercise. We rate the Geotrail as a five-star expeience!
Skrevet 21. november 2022
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Donald R
Phnom Penh, Kambodsja273 bidrag
apr. 2022
This self-guided road trail gives a great insight into the landscape and geology of a region that contains some of the oldest rocks on Earth. You don't need to be a geologist or a scientist to follow the explanations on the information boards along the trail or to appreciate the magnificent views.
Skrevet 26. april 2022
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E5728IWsharonl
Johannesburg, Sør-Afrika9 bidrag
des. 2021 • Venner
This is a magnificent corner of South Africa with beautiful scenery, a good road, and a range of landscapes. We were there on a lovely Summer’s day and we were thoroughly entertained and informed by the information boards at the stops on the geo trail. I really hope that UNESCO lists this as a world heritage site so that more people will visit and learn about our geological history.
Skrevet 2. januar 2022
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Brigs H
Johannesburg, Sør-Afrika56 bidrag
jan. 2020 • Venner
If you are a Geography type person or just enjoy the epic beauty our planet has to offer its worth the trip. The road is in a fair to slighty crumbly unmaintained. I drive a polo sedan and it was fine but one needs to take caution of the steep climbs and decents and note the mist/fog moves in quickly. But having said that its still worth the trip for the day. The views are breath taking.
Skrevet 2. februar 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1 938 bidrag
sep. 2018
Whoever designed this and organised getting it done, built or whatever deserves a special mention.

Easy to see and follow, informative, interesting, and something you could relate to.

I'm no Geologist, but this was fascinating.

Very worth while stop for all ages.
Skrevet 12. august 2019
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MOYENI
Greater Johannesburg, Sør-Afrika102 bidrag
mai 2019 • Par
We did the 65km or so Greenstone Trail from Barberton to near the Swazi border. It is simply breathtaking. Not only for the stunning views and numerous informative stops but for the sheer pleasure of saturating oneself in billions of years of actual geographic history. One is taught to "read" the rocks along the way and discover the explosive birthing of this planet and it's life forms. And it is fascinating!
The Makhonjwa mountain range keeps you company as you traverse the basin of this geological rarity and raptors soar above the ridges.
The little journey will take most of the day so take a picnic and sit at one of the sites where tables and chairs perch invitingly overlooking the escarpment.
Our trip was marred only by the disrespect shown by other visitors. The first stop, although large litter bins are provided, was hideously scarred by the rampant litter thrown over the walls. Fortunately the majority of visitors appear to lose interest after this and the rest of the view sites escaped to a lesser degree. However, cigarette butts are liberally discarded at all view sites with the usual lazy insolence so often found in smokers. And the graffiti is equally distasteful.
This is a heritage we should all take pride in. It is the story of us and the world we inhabit and how closely related every living organism is.
We loved every minute of our escape into the past.
Skrevet 1. juni 2019
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Emily Nat Vet L
Pretoria, Sør-Afrika49 bidrag
apr. 2019 • Venner
This geotrail can be done with a guide or by yourself. It covers the 40 or so kilometers from Barberton to the Swaziland Bulembu border post, in some of the most scenic parts of this area. There are about 12 beautiful designed explanatory boards and more lay byes with stunning views. It covers the unique geology of the area, the history of gold mining and local culture. It has enough technical information to please adults and enough fun facts to captivate children. The middle geosite has a summary of all the geosites, with an eco toilet. Toilets are also available at the border post. Set aside most of the day to do it justice. Having a guide adds a great deal of information. Guidebooks are available as a souvenir or to accompany your trip.
Skrevet 14. april 2019
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Martin B
17 bidrag
feb. 2019 • Par
If you are even slightly curious about your surroundings the Makhonjwa Geotrail near Barberton is a MUST do

This is a unique experience. While you can buy the book from the information center in town and do it as a self drive, do yourself a favor and go with a guide to get the most out of a magical experience. Tony Ferrar was our guide - google him it is worth it. Although not a professional geologist, Tony was right up there in interpreting the story our earth was telling us in the rocks and geology of the area. What a story it is to tell, from ancient fossilized beaches to evidence of tsunamis and the effects of ancient life in shaping our land - really fascinating.

The trail is formally laid out with numerous view sites that you drive to. It is wheelchair /frail friendly. There are ample places to have a picnic, but I recommend that you picnic at the only view site with toilet facilities about 2/3 of the way along. There are also toilets at the end of the trail at the Bulembu Border post.

Once you have been on the trail, you will look around you with new understanding of our earth. It is very worth while doing as a self drive but it is magical with a knowledgeable guide
Skrevet 27. mars 2019
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Sharon B
Pretoria, Sør-Afrika253 bidrag
mar. 2019 • Par
Officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 2nd of July 2018,this gem was unknown to us until our recent trip. A source describes it as an "Earth portrait 3.2-3.5 billion years ago". The Geotrial is a 38 km self-drive route, very well signposted and with fascinating information. The De Kaap Valley is breathtakingly beautiful.Even if this ancient, beautifully preserved Wonder, does not interest you,(actually impossible to imagine...), the totally unspoilt, sweeping valley, green as a gem and perfectly tranquil, makes for a magnificent scenic drive. Like us, you will be drawn to stop again and again, just to marvel at Perfect Nature.
Skrevet 13. mars 2019
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Debbie N
Malelane, Sør-Afrika30 bidrag
des. 2018
We were pleasantly surprised and how well the Geo trail is displayed and explained. I do not think that it is advertised very well as alot of people including locals dont know about this trail.
Skrevet 4. februar 2019
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