If you are heading to Nelspruit in November, you are in for a treat. The weather is sublime, it is that hot and humid climate that we associate with summer in the Lowveld. Each day ends in a spectacular thunderstorm or rainshower, and the days are also longer than they have been since February, making a lazy evening sipping on something delicious a must.

November is the start of those holiday vibes, and as the days are hot and relaxed, this is the perfect month to have a holiday or a weekend escape to the town turned city of Nelspruit. Not only is everything in full bloom and looking absolutely astoundingly beautiful, but there is also plenty of things coming up on the social calendar that you take part in, between those days you spend at the dam or exploring the beautiful landscape.

Things to Do in November

Although there is more than enough going on this month to keep you entertained, November is usually a quiet month. In the run up to December, most events are planned for the festive season and as such, this makes November a great month to make the most of some outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring the nearby towns and attractions.

If you are a social butterfly, don’t be too despondent. Here’s what’s happening this month.

  1. The Halls Parkrun

Parkrun is the countrywide outdoor event that is enjoyed by countless runners and walkers of all ages. It is a chance to get fit, to get social, and to just make the most of the stunning weather and scenery, as you take on a route that twists and turns through farmland that is normally out of bounds. The Nelspruit Parkrun, like the others, is free, and it covers a 5km stretch. In summer the run starts bright and early, at 7am, and it is an energising way to start the day. The Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning.

  1. Remembrance Sunday

Although you might see money collections for veterans and other causes around the 11th of November, the nearby town of Barberton celebrates one of the most solemn military events of the year with the pomp and fair that it deserves. On the Sunday following the 11th, veterans and others in the military services congregate at the Cenotaph in Barberton to lay wreaths and commemorate all those lost in battle. The occasion is one you don’t want to miss.

  1. The Lowveld Toy Run

Everyone can agree that the last few years have been devastating in their financial impact on ordinary, hardworking South Africans and their families. And this is what is making this year’s Toy Run especially poignant. The bikers of Nelspruit and the surrounding areas are collecting toys, as well as clothing and toiletries for the children in the area who are in need. Each year the fundraiser is accompanied by a concert and general get together, making it a fun day out for a good cause.

Travelling to our town this month? Be sure to book your Nelspruit accommodation at our Nelspruit Lodge.

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