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Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River about 330 kilometres east of Johannesburg.

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Barberton Nature Reserve

Nature reserves

The area is presently inhibited by low numbers of various introduced and naturally occurring game species including kudu, bushbuck, klipspringer, red rare duiker, baboons, velvet monkey, and rock classier.

Bushveld Lodge Caravan Park

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Bushveld Lodge offers a 100 stand Caravan Park with electricity and 1ha Bushcamp without electricity. Tent camp without electricity.

Eloff Studio

Art galleries

Zakkie Eloff's wildlife paintings, etchings and sketches are available here, as are Coral Stephens woven hangings, Anton Bosch ceramics and Renee Eloff oils and silkscreens.

Emnotweni Casino


In the mountains of Nelspruit along the banks of the Crocodile River you will find the ideal entertainment destination...

Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris


Owner run and managed, we are spacious and friendly with an arty vibe. Our informative travel desk will arm you with all your travel information. Relax in our home away from home.

Ghost and History Tour

Historical places

From tribal and genetic migrations to the Mfacane wars, the formation of the Zulus, Sotho, Swazi and Shangaan. The early days and the many interesting characters of the Gold Rush at Kaapse Hoop and the Baberton valley

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

Horse riding

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails is a well-known and idyllic hideaway at the end of a 7km forest track that winds through the Berlin Forest.

Lakeview Lodge

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

A luxury caravan park for Caravan Clubs, holiday-makers, family caravanners and tourists.

Lawson's Birding and Wildlife Tours

Bird watching

Lawson's Birding and Wildlife Tours is a family owned and operated business, specialising in birding and wildlife trips to the very best Southern African destinations.

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Botanical gardens

The character of the Garden is shaped by the two main rivers that cut across it, namely the Crocodile River and the Nels River.

Lowveld Paintball & Archery


Paintball range and shop in Rocky Drift. We do parties, team building and bushball games and we come to you with our mobile paintball range. We also do basic archery skills coaching

Luphisi 4x4 Route

4x4 adventure

Enjoy a 50km guided scenic 4x4 route in the rural area of Daantjie in the Mpumalanga Lowveld.

Mbombela Stadium

Sport Stadiums

The Mbombela Stadium is one of the new stadiums constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Nature’s Gate

Caravan & Tent Camping sites

Nature's Gate is a 3-star graded resort, 8 minutes drive outside Nelspruit. Accommodation: self-catering chalet, tented accommodation and camp sites. Facilities: restaurant, bar, conferencing, function venue, swimming pool, paintball range

Nelspruit Golf Course

Golf Courses

A must to play when visiting the Kruger National Park and this outstanding tourist area and the busiest golf course in the region.

Outdoor Paintball Range


Nature’s Gate offers a stunning outdoor Paintball range, nestled in the trees & bushes alongside the Cairn River.

Private Connection Tours and Safaris


With many years experience in all aspects of making travel arrangements they still get a sense of excitement and satisfaction as they plan your personal, unique visit to Southern Africa.

Riverside Mall

Shopping malls

The Riverside Mall is Mpumalanga’s premier shopping centre. There is a world of entertainment and activities to fill your days and nights when visiting The Riverside Mall.

Riverwild 4x4 Trail

4x4 adventure

A truly unique outdoor experience. The 4x4 trail promises a challenging and exciting driving experience for both novice and experienced drivers with natural obstacles of mud, rock, water and bush tunnel.

Riverwild Camp

4 x 4 Camping sites

The bush camp is in a class of its own. Guests can camp or be accommodated in our dome tents equipped with electric lights, comfortable beds and bedding. Tents are shaded by matumi, water-berry and river bushwillow trees.

Sunrise Aviation

Helicopter flips

Sunrise Aviation is a dedicated and specialist helicopter company and offers a diverse range of helicopter services.


Day Tour Operators

Enjoy panoramic views of the Blyderiver Canyon, overlooking the Lowveld escarpment and the Kruger National Park, with its beauty, splendour and many waterfalls.

Vula Tours


‘Vula’ means ‘open’ in the Zulu language and describes the experience of viewing the Kruger National Park from our open safari vehicles. Get closer to nature and spoil your senses with the sounds, smells and sights of the African bush.




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