Reasons To Visit Nelspruit
The city of Nelspruit is a popular travel destination within South Africa primarily due to its proximity to the nearby Kruger National Park and Mozambique, although travelers will find that Nelspruit and the surrounding area offers plenty to see and do. Kruger is undoubtedly one of the premier attractions in South Africa offering a huge variety of activities and sights. Travelers in the park may choose to embark on one of the hiking trails to get up close and personal with nature or you can go on a wildlife safari from the comfort of a vehicle. The ancient village of Masorini is also found in the national park and has been immaculately restored to offer visitors a unique visceral experience of ancient life.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the best places to visit and things to do in South Africa.
Arriving In Nelspruit
Nelspruit Airport, known in full as Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, is located around 60 km from the city of Nelspruit and currently handles a range of flights across South Africa and the surrounding region. Travelers who are looking to book flights from the UAE to Nelspruit will not find any direct flights available. However, it is possible to reach Nelspruit from the UAE with just a single stopover due to its connections in the region.
Nelspruit Airport is set within a single passenger terminal and offers a decent variety of facilities and amenities, so you’ll be able to find everything you would need for an enjoyable stay at the airport. Along with plenty of cafés and eateries to satisfy your hunger, there are a range of shops where you can pick up travel necessities and souvenirs. In addition to this, the airport offers travelers free Wi-Fi so you can get online without paying a thing. Once you have touched down at the airport, you can find taxis to make your way around the area or catch one of the shuttle bus services. There are several car rental agencies operating at Nelspruit airport, so travelers looking to drive themselves around the region can rent a vehicle immediately upon arrival.
Nelspruit Travel Information
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As a UAE national catching flights to South Africa, you will need a valid visa so be sure to get a visa application sent off with plenty of time to spare before your flight. In Nelspruit the warmest time of year is from September to March which sees average highs of around 28 degrees, while it can still be fairly warm from April to August but can get cold in the evenings. Be advised that there is a rainy season in the region from November to March, with the rest of the year staying fairly dry.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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