Nelspruit (now Mbombela) is the capital of Mpumalanga Province, located on the fertile banks of the Crocodile River. Explore an impeccably manicured urban environment with jacaranda and bougainvillea-lined streets. With its subtropical climate, flamboyant blooming shrubs transform the cityscape into a riot of colors every summer. Popularly known as the southern gateway to the Kruger National Park, it forms an ideal base to explore Mpumalanga’s many attractions. The picturesque mountains encircling the Nelspruit Nature Reserve offer numerous leisurely trails that showcase the region’s indigenous and rare natural wonders. Cradled in the Lowveld region, Mbombela prides on the noteworthy man-made botanical gardens and a profusion of exotic citrus fruit farms. The region’s past comes to life at the neighboring gold rush towns and the San rock art sites. Seasoned birders can specifically enjoy sights during the annual Blue Swallow migration here. Experience pleasing entertainment and nightlife contrasting Mbombela’s laid-back vibe.
Nelspruit Nature Reserve
Hiking & Birdwatching
San Rock Art
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