City Overview: Nelspruit is the capital of the province of Mpumalanga. The city lies in the valley of the Crocodile River, 205 miles east of Johannesburg. The southern access to the Kruger Park is about 37 miles away. Nelspruit is the trading centre for the surrounding fruit growing area of Mpumalanga. Fertile soils and subtropical climate provide ideal conditions for the production of citrus and tropical fruits, mainly mango, banana, avocado, macadamia nuts and pecan nuts.
Lowveld Botanical Gardens: The botanical garden on the outskirts of Nelspruit is one of its greatest attractions. Spectacular cascades and waterfalls of the Nels and Crocodile rivers are the most popular aspects of the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Visitors to the gardens will encounter native vegetation, rainforest species, cycads and many other endemic plants. There are more than 2,000 plant species on almost 395 acres of land. Guided tours are available. More Information
Sudwala Caves: The famous Sudwala Caves are approximately 2 million years old and rank among the oldest caves in the world. They lie about 23 miles outside of Nelspruit (R539 Sabie Road). The caves are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are offered. More Information