The capital city of Mpumalanga, also known as ‘the place where the sun rises” in several African languages is considered to be one of the most beautiful and geographically diverse places in South Africa.
The centrally located Nelspruit is less than an hours’ drive away from some of the most magnificent parts of the country. When exploring Nelspruit, you will find that this large modern town is known for its Jacaranda trees and flowering subtropical plants and shrubs. In-town there are many different restaurants to cater for every taste, while curio shops and road side stalls outside Nelspruit sells local fresh produce and beautiful handmade products like rugs, wooden carvings and leather goods. The diversity of scenery and attractions you find in this region, combined with many child-friendly activities, makes Nelspruit a great family holiday destination.
Warm weather all year round
Nelspruit boasts a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers. While summers are warm and somewhat humid with high rainfall, you can expect dry winters with warm temperatures during the day. Nelspruit is a great getaway destination for the winter school holidays as its winters are relatively warmer and sunnier than most other parts of the country.
Incredible Natural Beauty
Mpumalanga is also known as “paradise country” and for good reason. A landscape characterised by mountains, panoramic views, forests, valleys, rivers and waterfalls, very few places in the world can match its extraordinary beauty. Packing a picnic bag and heading out for a day under the open skies has never looked to good.
Adventure for the whole family
Nelspruit offers something for everyone, especially for the adventurous at heart. The entire Mpumalanga area has exceptional opportunities for adventure activities. White water rafting, hiking, horse-riding, zip-lining and canopy tours, fishing and mountain biking are just some of the activities that will make sure you and your family don’t experience a single dull Lowveld moment.
Make sure you visit the world-renowned Kruger National Park where you can encounter the Big Five and view numerous other wildlife and bird species. Plan a day trip to the world’s third-highest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon or visit the breathtaking waterfalls outside the quaint little town of Sabie. If that isn’t enough, you can go explore the world’s oldest cave – the 3000-million year old Sudwala Caves.
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