Nelspruit has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga and the Kruger
With its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine and lush covered
hills and valleys it forms the ideal base to explore Mpumalanga
Nelspruit is the trading centre for the surrounding fruit growing
area of Mpumalanga. Fertile soils and subtropical climate provide
perfect conditions for the production of citrus and tropical fruits,
mainly mango, banana, avocado, macadamia and pecan nuts.
The lowveld botanical gardens just outside of the town boasts a
rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forests.
Nearby Sudwala caves, dinosaur park and cultural centre expose
your senses to the primitive Africa. A short distance away above
Nelspruit is the gold mining town of Kaapsehoop where the mist filled
evenings and a herd of wild horses grazing in the town transport
you into a world of yesterday.
Many beautiful nature and hiking trails are in the vicinity of
Nelspruit and a 1-hour historical trail acquaints you with the architectural
and cultural history of the town.
Visits to the crocodile farm, ostrich farm and Halls estate (one
of the largest subtropical fruit production farms in the area) give
some idea of the variety and beauty of this area.
There's also a mall with an eight-theatre cinema complex, casino
and entertainment centre.