Nelspruit Adventures, a list of things to do.
Adventures abound in the lowveld town of Nelspruit, perfectly positioned for easy access to a long list of South Africa’s favourite highlights! Nelspruit’s balmy, sunny days go hand in hand with its happy-go-lucky African vibe, and of course this lively metropolis also offers visitors the best in modern services and facilities.
Nelspruit is a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg, or a flight from OR Tambo will have you touching down on the tarmac of the thatched, African-themed Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in around 45 minutes.
The mountains, lush gorges and cascading waterfalls surrounding Nelspruit and the Crocodile River Valley make the area well suited to airborne adventures. Aerial addicts can satisfy their adrenaline cravings on a paragliding or skydiving flight, or discover what the Three Rondavels look like from above on a thrilling helicopter flip. If rock climbing is your thing, then a visit to the international rock climbing magnet of Waterval Boven is a must to experience the intoxicating sensation of scaling the cliffs beside the 70m high Elands River Falls. The scenic Sabie River Valley north of Nelspruit is Mpumalanga’s top teambuilding destination, offering an excellent program of outdoor activities and strategic games to revive the team!
Nelspruit is also an ideal base from which to explore the remarkable natural features for which the Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions are so well known. Your first port of call is bound to be the world famous Kruger National Park, and the Malelane Gate (67km) or the Numbi Gate (54km) are the closest entry points to this amazingly biodiverse chunk of South Africa. Make your way through Sabie or Hazyview enroute to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon where the panoramic views of one of the largest and greenest canyons in the world will blow your mind! A fascinating underground adventure awaits at Sudwala Caves, only a 30 minute drive from Nelspruit. South of Nelspruit the lovingly created art and crafts of Swaziland add an interesting twist to a visit to pretty Ezulwini Valley, a favourite hotspot amongst thrill seekers.