8 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Nelspruit

Nelspruit travel guide
Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga, South Africa | © Wilhelm van Rooyen/Flickr

A bustling capital of the Mpumalanga province, Nelspruit (Mbombela), combines rich nature of the region with many fun things to do. Kruger National Park and the surrounding Crocodile River add a beautiful backdrop to the city. One of the best travel destinations in Africa offering some of the best authentic African safari and tourism experiences to tourists visiting South Africa. More scenic landscapes can be found at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden near the Nels River. Featuring a scenic path and numerous picnic spots, this public space attracts tourists and residents. Other family-friendly things to do in Nelspruit include the activities found at Mafunyane Waterpark, Sudwala Caves, and at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden. Here’s a travel guide to help you plan your sightseeing with our list of the top attractions and things to do in Nelspruit, South Africa.

Kruger National Park

kruger national park map
kruger national park map | © Siyabona Africa

Nelspruit is the gateway for tourists traveling to Kruger National Park, one of the best national parks in Africa. As one of the largest game reserves in the continent, the park is one of the best places to visit in South Africa. Kruger offer some of the most exciting games, home to the most spectacular wildlife viewing on the planet. The park is reputable for being the most reliable safari hotspot for Big Five sightings. Imagine spotting Africa’s most exotic creatures; lion, leopard, elephant, African buffalo, and rhinoceros all in one game park? A visit to the iconic Kruger National Park is an amazing experience that you’ll forever talk about. Kruger is a top African safari destination full of camera, action, and adventure –safari trip and accommodation options can be found here on the official Kruger National Park website. Full detailed maps of the Kruger national park are available here.

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Nelspruit Nature Reserve

Nelspruit Nature Reserve
Views from Nelspruit Nature Reserve | © Vusie Ngwenyama

The Nelspruit Nature Reserve is an impressive nature reserve in this part of South Africa, offering hiking trails walks and scenic views. A visit here provides rare opportunity to experience untouched wilderness, wildlife spotting and bird-watching, all relaxing vibes from mother nature to bask in.

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