The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land
is truly unique, containing the oldest and best preserved sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks on earth. They have provided an unparalleled source of scientific information on the formation of the early earth from 3.6 billion years ago. Along with their exceptional geology, the area is rich in wild plants, animals and beautiful scenery. The several large and small nature reserves and panoramic beauty, provide the key elements needed for developing diverse and innovative tourism partnerships and businesses such as adventure tourism, geological, birding, game viewing, historical and cultural tours, hiking and off-road trails. A first World Heritage Site in Mpumalanga will thus provide a major global marketing boost for tourism.