Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River about 330 kilometres east of Johannesburg
Nelspruit has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga and the Kruger Nationl Park.
With its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine and lush covered hills and valleys it forms the ideal base to explore Mpumalanga from.
Nelspruit is the trading centre for the surrounding fruit growing area of Mpumalanga. Fertile soils and subtropical climate provide perfect conditions for the production of citrus and tropical fruits, mainly mango, banana, avocado, macadamia and pecan nuts.
The lowveld botanical gardens just outside of the town boasts a rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forests.
Nearby Sudwala caves, dinosaur park and cultural centre expose your senses to the primitive Africa. A short distance away above Nelspruit is the gold mining town of Kaapsehoop where the mist filled evenings and a herd of wild horses grazing in the town transport you into a world of yesterday.
Many beautiful nature and hiking trails are in the vicinity of Nelspruit and a 1-hour historical trail acquaints you with the architectural and cultural history of the town.
Visits to the crocodile farm, ostrich farm and Halls estate (one of the largest subtropical fruit production farms in the area) give some idea of the variety and beauty of this area.
There's also a mall with an eight-theatre cinema complex, casino and entertainment centre.
Information Courtesy of Sheppard Boutique Hotel