Limetime Shuttle ~ Town of the Week: Nelspruit

December 23, 2018

Mbombela, formerly Nelspruit (although often still referred to by its original name), is a city in northeastern South Africa. It is the capital of the Mpumalanga province. Located on the Crocodile River, Mbombela lies about 110 kilometres by road west of the Mozambique border, 330 kilometres east of Johannesburg and about 82 kilometres North of the Swaziland border. Mbombela is on the Maputo Corridor, a major trade route linking Johannesburg to Maputo in Mozambique which, with the Trans-Kalahari Corridor, forms a transport trunk that crosses the entire sub-continent from Walvis Bay in Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean to Maputo on the Indian Ocean. The N4 toll route is the main arterial route with a double lane highway all the way to Johannesburg and Pretoria.