~ A rather important city ~
Nelspruit - first visited in the late 1980's with my family for short holidays. I recall the thick humidity and the relentless sun. The insects seemed far bigger than they actually were and the hot sunny days were seemingly endless.
I made a good friend whilst studying at art school, whose family live here, and so my times here increased, as did my interest, and I grew to love this part of South Africa even more.
It is the throughfare into (in my personal opinion) the greatest of game parks in Southern Africa, the Kruger National Park, is the last city/large town before you reach the border of Mozambique, and supports many thousands of people on the poverty line, who live in townships nearby.
This is an area where there is a stark and noticeable contrast between the third and first world that is South Africa.