Attractions IN Nelspruit

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Chimp Eden

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary, as Chimp Eden is also known, is idyllically placed within the Umhloti Nature Reserve, which spans a tranquil 1 000 hectares. The JGI has been working for decades to pioneer ...

Botanical Gardens

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

One of the main reasons to visit Nelspruit, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden lies just outside of town, a beautiful 159 hectare space dominated by rugged, rocky river scenery, and home to over 600 naturally occurring plant species, and a further ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Mbombela Stadium

Mpumalanga’s Mbombela Stadium is a true reflection of all things South Africa, and a real treat for international sports fans to visit. This unique stadium is situated just outside Nelspruit and was constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ event, which ...

Golf Courses

Nelspruit Golf Club

A must to play when visiting the Kruger National Park and this outstanding tourist area and the busiest golf course in the region. The course offers all indgenous Lowveld trees and over 256 different species of birds. The Nelspruit Golf Club is host to ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Sudwala Caves

A series of caverns featuring stalactites and stalagmites. The Sudwala Caves, which are said to be about 2 000 million years old, are one of the major attractions in the Region. The caves contain not only stalagmites and stalagtites, but also the ...

Attractions AROUND Nelspruit

Nature Reserves / Mountain Reserves / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain Land is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the province. Mpumalanga, which shares borders with Gauteng and Limpopo, has always been one of South Africa’s most attractive ...

National Parks / Landmarks / Game Reserves

Crocodile Bridge Gate

Crocodile Bridge Gate is the most eastern entrance to the Kruger National Park. It lies roughly 12 kilometres from Komatipoort, close to the Mozambican border. For those who enter the south-eastern parts of the park, this is the most direct way of doing ...

Mountain Passes

Kaapsehoop Pass

Kaapsehoop Pass connects Nelspruit with Hemlock. As such the long pass proves an alternative, and far prettier, route to and from the Lowveld's capital. Despite this it is not often driven. The faster N4 is the preferred option. Atop the pass, some 12 km ...

Airports / Landmarks

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA): The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, (also referred to as KMIA) is a privately owned airport, operated by Primkop Airport Management (Pty) Ltd. The airport was constructed in an African theme with ...

Game Reserves / National Parks

Kruger National Park

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an ...

Game Reserves / Landmarks / National Parks

Numbi Gate

An unusual name: Numbi. The popular south western entrance gate to the Kruger National Park takes its name from the Siswati word for the little milkplum, a small sweet fruit used to make mampoer - an Afrikaans alcoholic drink, a little like brandy in ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

Perry's Bridge Reptile Park is conveniently located just 14kms from Phabeni gate and Numbi gate to Kruger National Park and on the panoramic route to Blyde River Canyon. This is an opportunity not to be missed when you visit the Lowveld. Species to view ...

Game Reserves / Landmarks / National Parks

Phabeni Gate

Phabeni Gate is the closest entrance into the Kruger from Hazyview – just 10 kilometres. For those travelling to Kruger from Nelspruit for the day, Phabeni gate makes the already easy journey even simpler – you're in the Kruger in just over an hour and a ...

Natural Wonders / Landmarks

Three Rondavels

Exactly as they sound, the Three Rondavels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called rondavels. They are sometimes also called the Three ...

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Mountain Passes

Abel Erasmus Pass

The Abel Erasmus Pass links Mpumalanga's Blyde River Canyon, or River of Joy, with Limpopo's game reserves, seering through the northern reaches of the Drakensberg escarpment before dropping down into the Olifants River valley. You will not find a more ...

Natural Wonders / Landmarks / Forests

Graskop Gorge

The Mpumalanga Lowveld is one of South Africa’s most naturally beautiful areas. It is characterised by impressive mountains, rugged cliff faces, forests, and waterfalls. And it is here that the incredible Graskop Gorge can be found ...

Golf Courses

White River Country Club

The White River golf course offers a great challenge to the amateur and professional golfer. The old 9-hole golf course at White River has been completely revamped into a new and exciting 18-hole layout. Gary Player and Reg Taylor played a part in the ...

Nelspruit as a destination

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Kaapsehoop, Klaserie, White River

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