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is located in the Panorama South
area of the Northeast
region in South Africa
This town was founded in 1881 by an English prospector Graham Barber, whose discoveries initiated a huge goldrush in the area. Gold is still mined in the vicinity and tours of the workings are a significant attraction.
The town is prettily set in a bowl of hills, amidst lush subtropical vegetation. It has considerable old world charm and is a world apart from the more heavily touristed areas around Hazyview
to the north.
It is conveniently situated for self-drivers heading between Kruger
and KwaZulu Natal
to the south, making for a decent one or two night stopover.
There's not much in the way of high quality places to stay in Barberton.