Nelspruit, now known as Mbombela, is located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa and is a great place to visit for anyone interested in nature and adventure.One must-see destination in the area is the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves.
The Kruger National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros). Visitors to the park can go on game drives to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat and learn more about their habits and behaviours.
In addition to the Big Five, the Kruger National Park is home to many other species of animals, including antelopes, zebras, giraffes, and a wide variety of birds. The park is also home to several different vegetation types, including savannas, woodlands, and grasslands, which provide a habitat for the various animal species that call the park home.
There are several great places to visit within the Kruger National Park, including Skukuza, Lower Sabie, Satara, Olifants, and Crocodile Bridge.
Skukuza is the largest rest camp in the park and serves as the park’s administrative headquarters. Lower Sabie is a popular rest camp located on the banks of the Sabie River. Satara is a popular rest camp located in the central region of the park. Olifants is a rest camp located on the banks of the Olifants River in the western region of the park. Crocodile Bridge is a small rest camp located in the southern region of the park and is known for its close proximity to the famous Crocodile Bridge gate, which is a popular entry and exit point for the park.
Visiting the Kruger National Park is a great way to experience the beauty and diversity of the natural world and is a must-do for any nature lover visiting the Nelspruit area. The park offers a wide variety of activities, including game drives, guided walks, and bush dinners, making it a great place to spend a day (or more) exploring the outdoors.
So, if you’re planning a trip to Nelspruit, be sure to add a visit to the Kruger National Park to your itinerary – you won’t be disappointed!
Contact & Booking Information:
Contact: +27 12 428 9111
Directions: Closest gate to Nelspruit is the Numbi Gate: Take the N4 to Nelspruit then take the R40 to White River. Just out side White River take the R538 to the gate. Pretoriuskop Main Rest Camp is 9km away from the gate. Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp.