Things to do in and around
Go on a walk,
through the famous Botanical Garden with its magnificent collection of cycads and have a picnic with the sound
of the Cascades waterfall in your ears .
Sudwala caves just outside Nelspruit and the Dinosaur park next door or browse in the cultural village
Sudwala Lodge.Tribal dancing
for groups larger than 20 are presented.
Nelspruit Airfield lies the historic town of Kaapsehoop. At the nearby Coetzeestroom is one of the largest solid
gold nuggets ever found : the Peacock 's Nugget about 5kg ! On foggy mornings the pack of wild horses come
walking through the town streets. In town there are artists glass and pottery making and selling. Come and enjoy
a cup of hot coffee and bring your binoculars for Kaapsehoop's rare Blue Swallow ( Hirundu atrocaerulea )
the Innibos Festival ! ( End of June begin July).
Go for a
weekend to the famous Kruger Park.
hiking trails with beautiful landscapes and views over the Lowveld.
Visit all the
beautiful waterfalls and the Blyde Canyon on the Panorama route through Graskop , Pilgrim's Rest , Sabie and
Mpumalanga International Airport ( KMIA ) is the only airport worldwide that can boast thatched buildings
designers! A first for Nelspruit!
Casino by the Mall is a popular spot for night owls.
Gateway to the Lowveld is located at the entrance to Nelspruit offering trinkets for the connoisseur, ranging
from fresh fruit, dried fruit, juices and curios .
And there is many more...
Although a village in 1884 , with the construction of the Eastern Railway , it is only really
proclaimed as a town on January 27, 1905 . The town is named after the three Nel brothers, Louis and Gert
Andries with sheep farming. The first building was the former Fig Tree hotel with a few shops, a church, the
police station and of course the station. The farm which originally arose Nelspruit, was hired by Sir Percy
Fitzpatrick, author of the famous book Jock of the Bushveld. The village was established and developed at the
beginning of the construction of the railway line from Nelspruit to Graskop via Rosehaugh, Sabie and Mac Mac. In
1922 Nelspruit obtained town status and in 1940 it became a municipal area. After the 2nd World War, Nelspruit
almost went bankrupt but after 1965 the town again grew in the sugar mills in the Malelane area on shot as well
as the creation of Sappi paper mill Ngodwana.
"Capital of Mpumalanga "! Through the last century, has developed into one of South Africa's fastest
growing cities and offers not only excellent service to its residents, but also visitors from
neighboring countries that contribute a great deal in the local economy.
boasts since last year with its own festival - Innibos! a Great annual magnet for visitors and
exhibitors , especially since it is during the winter months and Nelspruit is known for its great winter
climate. The festival takes place annually during the last weekend of June.
boasts beautiful gardens because of the wonderful sub - tropical climate, high humidity and above average
rainfall throughout the year .