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Attractions & Things to Do - General Natural Attractions
 
Geotrail
 
Contact

Physical Address:

R40
Barberton
1300

Telephone Number:

27 (0)72 376 2581

Fax Number:

27 (0)72 376 2581

E-Mail Address:

tonyferrar@lantic.net

Telephone Number:

27 (0) 82 923 5366

Fax Number:

27 (0) 82 923 5366

E-Mail Address:

dmourant@iafrica.com

Web Address:

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Telephone Number:

27 (0)13 712 2880

Fax Number:

27 (0)82 959 6670

E-Mail Address:

astrid@barberton.co.za

Web Address:

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Coordinates:

31.05020,-25.76259

 
 
 
The Geotrail allows you to step back in time and explore what the surface of our planet would have looked like 3.5 billion years ago. Before man, before the dinosaurs, when the first life forms were only beginning to appear and the planet was a far more hostile place. Along the route you will see evidence of the first life visible to the naked eye, of superhot volcanoes, ancient tsunami’s and what could be the first land! It is impossible to overstate the importance of the Geotrail, as these rocks only occur in two places on Earth and the other is totally inaccessible. So come and let the Geotrail reveal its secrets, take in the spectacular scenery & wildlife along the route and learn about life 3.5 billion years ago. The Geotrail starts just outside of Barberton at the intersection between the R40 and R38 and continues all the way along the R40 to the Swaziland border. There are 11 stops along the route, each with information boards. The route takes around 5 hours to do, so pack a picnic and make use of the picnic sites along the way. It is free for those doing a self-drive tour, the cost of guided tours vary.
 

Activities

  • Walks and hiking trails