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About Barberton

The village of Barberton is located in the eastern part of the Mpumalanga province. It is situated in the largest Valley in South Africa about 45 km away from Nelspruit, 79 km away from the Kruger Park and 380 km away from Johannesburg. KAMI airport is about 40 minutes away. Barberton offer... read more

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The village of Barberton is located in the eastern part of the Mpumalanga province. It is situated in the largest Valley in South Africa about 45 km away from Nelspruit, 79 km away from the Kruger Park and 380 km away from Johannesburg. KAMI airport is about 40 minutes away. Barberton offers spectacular natural beauty, an absolute treasure trove for the budding geologists. The Barberton Greenstone belt is a 3.5 billion your old geological formation consisting of some of the best preserved volcanic rocks on earth. As a result Barberton boasts some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on the planet.

Geologists love studying these rocks as they show evidence of the oldest life form in the entire planet. The bacteria found is called bacterial microfossil Archaeospheroides barbertonensis. It then formed into algea, the remains of which are called stromatolites. This makes Barberton hills the oldest in the entire world!