Nelspruit is a beautiful town located in the middle of the Lowveld. Nelspruit is one of the busiest towns to be found in Mpumalanga and is popular with a variety of people of people young and old. The location for Nelspruit is prime as it lies conveniently near a lot of the popular attractions as well as near small towns. Mbombela is the Capital city of Mpumalanga and is known worldwide because of its close proximity to the World-famous Kruger National Park.
Nelspruit’s name has been officially renamed to Mbombela. One of the popular reasons why Mbombela is so popular, is because of its sport functions and the varied sport facilities it boasts. There are numerous schools that have frequent sporting events that vary from rugby and hockey to tennis and netball and many other sports. Mbombela is also known for its great golfing facilities as the golf course is one of the best in the region. Town Rugby tournaments are also held frequently and there are also a couple of Lawn Bowl greens for those who prefer a slower pace.
Mbombela is renowned for its possession and close proximity to popular tourist attractions. Some of the more popular tourist attractions that make people flock to Mbombela include the Lowveld Botanical Gardens, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden, the Kruger National Park, Sudwala Caves and Kaapschehoop. Many people visit these amazing tourist destinations and then spend some time in the town, taking in the sights. Because of the close proximity to all these tourist attractions many tourists or visitors from afar will stay over in the town because of convenience.
Mbombela is a town that is diverse in the amount of commerce it provides. Mbombela has two spacious malls that is guaranteed to check off a few of your necessities. Riverside Mall was the First mall built in Mbombela and was the go-to place in the town. Ilanga was then built on the opposite side of the town, near the homes and residential areas for greater ease of access for many residents. Mbombela also has 3 popular shopping centres in the form of Crossings, The Grove and Sonpark that each contain a sizeable Spar with a variety of take away and ease of life shops. Many of these shopping centres are spread out nicely throughout the town to provide residents with the most convenient way to fulfil their shopping needs.
Mbombela is not just shops and businesses, there are various recreational locations in Nelspruit and the surrounding areas that will keep everyone entertained from young to old. Ilanga Mall is a hotspot as visitors can go ice skating, watch a movie or have some fun at the Fun Company Arcade. For those really hot Nelspruit days, the Riverside Waterpark, Mafunyane, is a perfect place to spend the day and cool off in the process. Riverside Mall also has a few fun and exciting things to do to keep visitors busy, like enjoying the cinema and browsing the shops while you wait.