Nelspruit Things to Do

  • Avocados for my dip!
    Avocados for my dip!
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  • Oranges and Mandarins in plenty
    Oranges and Mandarins in plenty
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  • Can we not buy some more?!
    Can we not buy some more?!
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    Visit an orange farm

    by vpas Updated Jun 4, 2013
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    As you drive between Nelspruit and Johannesburg, you will come across many orange/mandarin farms. We stopped by one and had deliciously fresh orange juice and also bought many oranges, pomegranates, avocados, pecan nuts and mandarins.

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    THE MOZAMBIQUE HIGH COMMISSION (MOVED)

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    HERE !
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    THEY MOVED!

    Want to go to Mozambique? The High Commission in Nelspruit is the closest Consulate 'Moz' has to the border. If you come from a Portuguese speaking country, you may not need a visa. Every other nationality is welcome – as long as you pay. They do it in about 1 hour. The office is now at 32 Bell Street - upstairs.

    Most guidebooks and websites have them at their old address. They are on a side road behind a petrol garage. I have pictures to guide you there. Want to drive to Moz? You need paperwork from your car rental company.

    Don’t rely on email and they have no website. In fact their attitude sucks. Welcome to Moz!

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    All you can eat

    by sebblit7 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    www.kulula.co.za is a local airline with many cheap flights. At their website you can find many things to do around the major urban centres, the direct link currently is https://www.kulula.co.za/(S(52l51g55fm1dae45oxza1w45))/Default.aspx but if the page gets moved just visit www.kulula.com click the Kicks link then choose your destination city. There's plenty to choose from and you can book online.

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    The Kruger National Park's animals

    by Jenniflower Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    The Kruger National Park is massive and boasts large herds of animals in varying shape and form, an example being when a herd of over 500 buffalo were seen crossing in front of us when we were on our way out of the park at sunset in 2002!

    For the wild animals who live in the park, each and every day is a struggle to survive, so every sense must remain on high alert, throughout the day, and the night, when most predators actually do their hunting!

    As the numbers of wild animals dwindle though, due to man encroaching on their terrain, plus due to hunting, so too are the opportunities to see them in their natural state and context dwindling.

    Parks like this are godsends.

    For more info re this park, please look at my Kruger National Park page!

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    Natural and wild

    by Jenniflower Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    Experience this vast park, choc-a-block with wildlife and outstanding scenery in the comfort of your car (self drive) or with a knowledgeable, registered and friendly guide. It's your choice.

    Enjoy accommodation of all types (from basic to luxury), good food and the best wildlife experience ever - an all round must-see if you are travelling in South Africa, Madiba-land :)

    There is other accommodation outside the gates of the park, and private accommodation within the park where you can be accommodated too. We have only ever stayed at one of the park camps ourselves though.

    More info re this is found on the website below!

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    Visit the Kruger National Park!

    by Jenniflower Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    This world famous National Park in South Africa was founded in 1898 and is just under 2 million hectares in size in total.

    It is a short drive from Nelspruit.

    It is, to me, so much more than a piece of the planet where flora, fauna and animal are preserved and protected, it speaks of a childhood spent in avid attention of the detail and attention to life that this park offers. I have been here many a time and have never been disappointed.

    Were I to choose any one dream job in the world, it would be to live in this park, studying it's life - both bush and animal alike, photographing, documenting, drawing and illustrating it.

    If I never saw a human being it wouldnt phase me (okay, my hubby would be with me), but to spend unprecedented time in this world in the wild, would be an honour.

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    Of Course Go to Kruger

    by Waxbag Updated Dec 7, 2004

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    Elephants

    Kruger is definately a highly of South Africa and it is easily accessible from Nelspruit. You can take the N4 to the Malelane Gate (71 km from Nelspruit) or to the Crocodile Bridge Gate (116 km from Nelspruit). You have to pay a hefty toll if you come this way but it is nice to start here. Apprantly the Numbi gate is not a good gate to arrive through as the town outside has a reputation for stealing and attacking tourist. This is second hand information but the park has opened a new gate just north of here called the Phabeni Gate for this reason. The Phabeni gate is about 75 kms north of Nelspruit on the R40 and R526.
    Kruger is one of the best and most accessible parks in all of Africa. The variety of plants and animals here is stunning. They boast to be the most diverse park in Africa with 147 species of mammals, 517 birds, 114 reptile, 49 of fish, 34 of amphibians and, 333 of trees. The down side is the park gets 1 million species of people every year and at times feels more like a zoo, which it is actually referred to in the central part of the park. The circus is in the south.

    Anyway, it is possible to get off the main roads and find your self alone on a game drive. The north has fewer people, albeit fewer animals. But all in all, this park is great. It is a good value and extremely accessible.
    roads and find your self alone on a game drive. The north has fewer people, albeit fewer animals. But all in all, this park is great. It is a good value and extremely accessible.

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