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Nelspruit Travel Guide



Nelspruit is the biggest town in Mpumalanga, so it’s definitely the place to go for real shopping or any other infrastructural need. The KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport), which is just outside the town, is the nearest airport to the Kruger National Park. Nelspruit is the main town on the N4 which heads east towards Mozambique, and it’s also en route to Swaziland from either Johannesburg or Pretoria.

The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens is spectacularly situated on the confluence of the Nels and Crocodile Rivers, just outside the town. It’s a good place to do a crash course on all the trees you’ll be seeing on safari, and it has one of the most comprehensive cycad gardens in the world.

Not far from Nelspruit, you can do a hike or a horse trail though the lovely Kaapsehoop, with its rolling montane grasslands and deep forests. You’re likely to catch a glimpse, at least, of one of the many feral horses that roam the hills and, if you’re into birds, you may see the very rare blue swallow.

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Accommodation near Nelspruit

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Sunset Manor

Sleeps 49 Sonheuwel Bed and Breakfast in Sonheuwel

Sunset Manor is situated on a rocky ridge above the city of Nelspruit, with magnificent views over M...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Abundance Lodge

Sleeps 13 Sonheuwel Lodge in Sonheuwel

Abundance Lodge offers truly authentic South African hospitality suitable for executives, families, ...

from R1480
1 night, 2 adults

Sheppard Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 36 Sonheuwel Hotel in Sonheuwel

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere that is delightfully different, in a stunning villa set in a magic...

from R1140
1 night, 2 adults

Bundu Lodge & Event Centre

Sleeps 194 Nelspruit Lodge in Nelspruit

Situated within the Bundu Rockies Wildlife Estate, Bundu Lodge offers guests and visitors a taste of...

from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Dome Home Self-Catering

Sleeps 6 Nelspruit Self-catering in Nelspruit

Dome Home Self-Catering offers charming accommodation in Nelspruit and is centrally located in one o...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

35 Kelkiewyn B&B

Sleeps 23 Nelspruit Bed and Breakfast in Nelspruit

At 35 Kelkiewyn B&B, we are passionate about what we do. We are situated in West Acres in Nelspruit...

Horse Riding Through Montane Grasslands