Nelspruit is a small, scenic town situated in the fertile Limpopo region, and serves as one of the gateway towns to the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger reserves such as the Sabi Sand. It’s a dense tropical region in the rainy summer season, and offers sweeping views of layered and lush landscapes.
Nelspruit is the perfect town for a stopover prior to entering the Kruger region. It will only take self-drivers about 3.5 hours to get to this spectacular area, with the KMIA airport serving as the central airport of the area.
The Nelspruit Airport/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport serves the southern region of the Kruger Park, which includes the world renown Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It’s quite a large airport in terms of safari airports, and certainly caters for the both the business and leisure traveller. With its premier lounge, and curio shop chockablock with African trinkets; this airport has certainly covered all bases!
Nelspruit also makes an ideal base for exploring the Mpumalanga region. Highlights of the area include exploring the Sudwala Caves, the botanical gardens and guided tours of God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. There’s even a golf course on the outskirts of Nelspruit, making it a perfect destination for a golfing and safari holiday.
These are our choice of hotels in Nelspruit for this month!
The Torburnlea B&B
The Torburnlea B&B is a tranquil homestead housing 6 gracious bedrooms cocooned by lush gardens and verdant surrounds. The atmosphere is is friendly and welcoming, and it’s an owner run and managed homestead. The 100 year old house is a historical landmark and owners decided to maintain its stature by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Torburnlea is renown for its gourmet cuisine and famous country-style breakfasts, and dinners are a lavish affair ! When you’re not indulging in the sumptuous local fare on offer, we encourage you to tailor-make a safari experience with the help of Torburnlea.
A true classic country manor experience on the doorstep of the Kruger.
Francolin Lodge is a contemporary style hotel, and offers visitors to Nelspruit the opportunity stay in swanky modern lodge. Francolin ensures both leisure and business travellers have access to all modern amenities; and each spacious room has its own kitchenette. Guests have the option of staying in either an executive suite or family suite. Breakfast is fit for a king, and hungry travellers can get their fill of freshly baked artisan breads, fresh seasonal fruits, cold meats, full English breakfasts and continental breakfast delights.
After a day spent exploring the exquisite surrounds, and marvelling at the geological structures and sparse wilderness; we urge you to retire to the spa. A place of relaxation and serenity!
Family suites sleep a max of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Executive suites are somewhat more exclusive and sleep a max of 2 people in each open-plan room.
Belgrace Boutique Hotel
The Belgrace offers a sense of grand opulence and is unapologetically romantic. There’s no expense spared when it comes to plush finishings and ornate designs within the spacious rooms. Located on a Macadamia nut farm just outside Nelspruit, the Belgrace certainly sets the standard in terms of luxury.
The sparkling Belgrace oozes glitz and glam, and guests can expect spa baths and added luxuries during the course of their stay. European Victorian style decor combined with African warmth provides a haven for those seeking a luxury retreat in the Nelspruit area.
This ornate hotel caters for weddings and also has a spa and wellness centre. Just the perfect pocket of celeb living in Nelspruit.