Things to do in Nelspruit

Visit the agricultural city of Nelspruit

Lodged among rolling hills and tropical farms is the picturesque city of Nelspruit. You may find the city a little bit lacking in modern entertainment venues but it offers a range of outdoor holiday destinations that will take you closer to nature. There’s always fun things to do in Nelspruit and especially backpackers, shoppers, and golfers find the city heavenly.


Things to do in Nelspruit


Lowveld National Botanical Gardens

You can start your tour by visiting the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens. Feel the tropical atmosphere of the place as you stroll through bridges and waterfalls and learning about the city’s flora.



If you love shopping, Nelspruit will not disappoint you since there are three huge shopping malls in the city. Locals from Swaziland and Mozambique even travel to Nelspruit to do their regular



Sports enthusiasts should check out the football and rugby stadium, Mbombela Stadium, and the golf club in the city. Whether you want to play or just watch from the sidelines, you can enjoy the sports offered in Nelspruit.



Backpackers often make the town their stopover point for exploring the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. If you are backpacking, you can replenish your food and stock in Nelspruit before continuing your journey.


When to go to Nelspruit

The humid subtropical climate in Nelspruit features hot, humid, and rainy summers and mild to warm winters. The summer season runs from October to April, with average temperatures ranging from 14 to 29 °C (57 to 84 °F). Winter covers the months of May to September, with temperatures averaging at around 6 to 25 °C (43 to 77 °F). In winter, daytime temperatures are warm while nighttime temperatures become cold and chilly.



The city hosts a number of agricultural shows and cultural events throughout the year, so watch out for these festivals when you spend your holiday in Nelspruit.




Nelspruit Facts

Population58 672
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencySouth African Rand
AirportKruger Mpumalanga International Airport, South Africa (MQP)

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