Nelspruit City Guide
Scenic drives in Mpumalanga with AvisMpumalanga is a place of wonder and delight, with something for everyone to enjoy. Keep our Avis mini guide to Nelspruit on hand to help you choose the best spots while visiting this attractive and interesting province.
The convenience of an Avis rental helps you to make the most of any free time when visiting or on business here, or to cram as much action into your Mpumalanga holiday as possible.
Ready, set… let’s go and explore Mpumalanga with your Avis hire car.
Mpumalanga City Guide
Wherever you need, or choose, to be in the easternmost province of South Africa we are there for you. You will find a conveniently located Avis branch offering all our best products and services in the following centres:
- Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
- Nelspruit Downtown
- Skukuza Reception
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
As the gateway to Mpumalanga for international visitors, our Avis Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport branch is the ideal place to start your explorations. Time spent at this modern spacious airport is a pleasant exercise. There are restaurants, private suites, boutiques and curio shops to visit before, or after, you pick up your Avis hire car from our welcoming rental agents in our outlet opposite the International Arrivals desk.
The bustling city of Nelspruit is nearby, and so is the mother of all attractions in Mpumalanga – the Kruger National Park.
If you need to stay over close by, you will find budget accommodations at Thokozani Lodge or the Sun1, while those who like their luxury can check in to Casterbridge Hollow or Belgrace Boutique Hotels. All these are found within 15km of the airport.
Business or leisure, you will find plenty to occupy your time around Nelspruit.
Conveniences of Nelspruit
The city environs offer a wealth of restaurants, shops and diversions including:
- Halls Farm Stall
- Emnotweni Casino
- Lowveld Botanical Gardens
- The Food Fundi Coffee Shop
- The Food Crawl at Sonpark Boulevard
Outside of the city, there is much to see and do within an hour’s drive of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Take a guided game drive in the Kruger National Park or seek out the Big Five under your own steam with your Avis hire car for a few hours. You can even choose to go deep into the bowels of the Earth at Sudwala Caves, experience luxury shopping and culture at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, get to know the locals at the Shangana Cultural Village, or the monkeys at Chimp Eden.
Hitting the road around Mpumalanga
Time allowing, you can take one of the many scenic routes past plunging waterfalls, vast pine forests, huge canyons and tranquil vistas at the big-hitting tourist spots in the area. Make an effort to get around to the following highlights if you can:
- God's Window view point
- Three Rondavels view point
- Blyde River Canyon
- Bourke's Luck potholes
- Mac Mac Falls and pools
- Berlin Falls
- Lisbon Falls
- Historic Pilgrim's Rest town
- The Pinnacle view point
- Views over the Lowveld
- The Dinosaur Park
If you are wanting to get active, try:
- Hiking at Kaapschehoop
- White water rafting on the Sabie River
- Golf at Riverside Golf Park
- Watery fun at Mafunyane Riverside Water Park
The list of places to go with your Avis hire car is endless, please plan carefully so that you can be sure to take in as much as possible before you make your way back to our rental agents at Avis Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.