Good Base for a Kruger Excursion
Heavy humidity, poverty apparent
In a nutshell
Wonderful place to be especially when it is the Sasol Rally event
Nelspruit Things to Do
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Cnr General Dan Pienaar & Koorsboom Street, PO Box 5555, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, 1200, South Africa
Good for: Families
R570 Kruger National Park, Malelane, Mpumalanga, 1320, South Africa
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
15 Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Ext 1, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, 1200, South Africa
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Why pay for an expensive safari when you can drive yourself across Kruger National Park? Do you need to spend big money on an animal expert who drives you around the roads? NO! Invest your savings in a better camera and get driving! And stay in the car! Alternatively you may be here to get a visa before entering Mozambique. Either way you need a...more
Why drive to Kruger National Park when you can fly here? Although it’s a small airport, they have all the major car rental companies here. So, you can fly here and then drive to nearby Kruger or go on to Mozambique. The following airlines fly here:Interlink AirlinesWebsite: www.interlinkairlines.com Fair Aviation (Pty) Limited - Lanseria...more
Nelspruit What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Some ideas:
Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing.
Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and possible insect bites.
A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.
Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen (at LEAST Factor 35 I would say), headache tablets, and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and an appropriate plug extension/adaptor.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Adventure Travel
Favorite thing: This is the view from my friend's family home, about 20 minute drive outside of Nelspruit. It is up on a hill overlooking the valley below. The bush is thick and unrepentant, animals varied and wild.
For their immediate fresh supplies like eggs, milk and fruit, there is a well-stocked fruit stall not too far away, but Nelspruit is a mere 20 minutes away anyway, so shopping is relatively easy.
This is a little bit of paradise in Africa.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
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