Nelspruit, 2010 Host City and the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River and has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park. The Lowveld botanical gardens just outside Nelspruit boasts a rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forest which attracts the majority of Nelspruits visitors.
Nearby Sudwala caves, a dinosaur park and cultural centre will expose your senses to the most primitive of Africa’s history. A short distance away from Nelspruit is the gold mining town of Kaapsehoop where the mist filled evenings and herds of wild horses grazing in the town will transport you into memories of the past. The mountains in and around Nelspruit provide much in the way of camping and hiking trails with varying levels of intensity.
2010 Host City, Nelspruit
The Nelspruit Nature Reserve offers several walks through the reserve, lasting from one to six hours. The Green Heritage Hiking Trail offers a pleasant, relaxing way to enjoy the indigenous vegetation, a wide diversity of birds and small antelope.
Take a walk along the Nelspruit Historical Walking Trail. Stretching from the Promenade Centre to the Civic Centre, the one-hour historical route brings interesting facets of Nelspruit’s past to life. Features include a restored ox-wagon in the library gardens.
With its sub-tropical climate, abundant sunshine and lush hills and valleys it forms the ideal base from which to explore Mpumalanga. The inhabitants are warm and welcoming, catering to every need and providing you with exactly what you need to make your holiday in Mpumalanga a pleasant one.
Accommodation in Nelspruit and near Mbombela Stadium
Find Accommodation in Mpumalanga for the 2010 World Cup by using our Mpumalanga map designed to show distances in kilometres from Mbombela Stadium to towns within a 30km, 60km, 90km and 120km radius to the Stadium. See: Nelspruit Accommodation.
Useful Links for planning your Trip
- Nelspruit Attractions
- Things to Do in Nelspruit
- Nelspruit Map
- Mbombela Stadium
- Nelspruit Hotels
- Nelspruit Accommodation