Welcome to Nelspruit, also known as a Mbombela. Nelspruit is the provincial capital of Mpumalanga and a gateway to the Kruger National Park located on the North Eastern corner of South Africa.
Snuggled amongst the beautifully flourishing Lowveld of the country, at the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit's fertile soil, adequate water supply and a level valley floor played a major role in this town's foundation. It was mainly because of these elements that farmers and traders were attracted to the area, amongst them, the three Nel brothers who claimed the land as their own while grazing their cattle during the winter months of 1895. They named their farm Nelspruit which literally means Nel's stream.
Today, not only because of its proximity to the Kruger National Park, but other sites of interest such as the Sudwala Caves and the Bourke's Luck potholes as well, Nelspruit has evolved into the tourists haven of Mpumalanga. Lying just about 100 kilometres west of the Mozambique border and 330 kilometres eastward Johannesburg, Nelspruit is rapidly becoming a key manufacturing and agricultural hub for northeastern South Africa, making this town an ideal residential area for business orientated people. Based on the pace at which Nelspruit is growing, it would be a wise move to invest in property in this town.
Nelspruit has 41 active suburbs.
Between 2015-10-01 to 2016-09-30:
Compared to the previous year(2014-10-01 to 2015-09-30):
Full Title and Sectional Title sales in Nelspruit had a combined value of R 1,951,161,248 with a median price of R 857,000 compared to R 2,193,456,269 with the median price of R750,000 for the prior period.
Full Title sales in Nelspruit had a total value of R 1,684,168,891 with a median price of R 955,950 compared to R 1,925,656,432 with the median price of R889,000 for the prior period.
Sectional Title sales in Nelspruit had a total value of R 266,992,357 with the median price of R 692,500 compared to R 267,799,837 with the median price of R650,000 for the prior period.
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In 1940, Nelspruit became a municipality of Mbombela, a Swati word that means “many people together in a small place". In 2009 the city was officially renamed Mbombela but the residents and visitors of this town still refer to it as Nelspruit. The rejection of the name Mbombela projects evidently through the road signs that are still boldly marked Nelspruit.
To accommodate the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a 1.05 million Rands worth soccer stadium was built in Nelspruit. This arena, Mbombela Stadium has a capacity of 45 000 and it hosted four 2010 Soccer World Cup matches. Mbombela Stadium and the Emnotweni Casino have recently become popular attractions for the residents and visitors of Nelspruit.
Nelspruit is home to one of the top fresh produce suppliers in South Africa and the United Kingdom, HL Halls and Sons Holdings Ltd. This company owes its establishment and success to the fertile soils and subtropical climate of Nelspruit which provide perfect conditions for the production of citrus and tropical fruits such as mango, banana, avocado, macadamia and pecan nuts in the area.
Nelspruit's climate is one of South Africa's best as temperature typically varies from 9°C to 27°C and is rarely below 7°C or above 30°C. Although winters' are mild, they can get a bit dry or chilly at nights and summers are warm with a bit of humidity.