Here are 9 facts about Nelspruit, one of the fastest-growing cities in South Africa

September 20, 2019

Nelspruit was founded in the year 1905 by three brothers know in the Nel family. They used Nelspruit and surrounding areas as a source of food for their cattle by letting them gaze during the Winter months.
Nelspruit or Nelsparta as the locals call it has a ruffly calculated population of 222,000 people.
Nelspruit is home to 2 airports, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and Nelspruit Airport. Kruger Mpumalanga airport is mostly used for scheduled flights.
Mbombela Stadium was newly built for the 2010 FIFIA World Cup tournament and is situated just over 7km from the city and can hold a capacity of +/- 40,000 people
You can find Kois San art in of Mbombelas suburbs.
Tourist traveling to and from the Kruger National Park and Mozambique use Nelspruit as a stopover point
The Lowveld botanical gardens also found in Nelspruit has a vast collection of plant species and also have the world’s first man-made rain forest which is a significant tourist attraction.
meters in length of which only 600 meters is accessible. The caves date back 3,000 million years. Just outside of Nelspruit you can find The subway Caves, which consists of a system of caves that are well over 30 km in length.
Nelspruit is part of the well know Mbombela which means “lots of people together in a small place”

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