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City Nelspruit

Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga and is situated on the Crocodile River. The place is named after the Nel family who settled here because of the fertile valleys. After them, more and more farmers and traders came which grew rather significantly. The fertile soil and subtropical climate have ensured that Nelspruit is one of the largest producers of citrus and tropical fruits (avocados, mangoes, bananas, lychees) tobacco and various nuts (macadamia, pecan).

Nelspruit is the ideal location and often chosen as a base to the Kruger Park because the N4. Airport KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) is just outside the city and the Mozambique border is less than 60 km away from Nelspruit.

Things to do in and around Nelspruit:

* Lowveld National Botanical Garden: 159 hectares, more than 700 native trees and a variety of native plants, located on two rivers, picnic areas, waterfalls, Teagarden, walking along the river, bridge over the river, visitor centre with restaurant and shop.
* Chimpanzee Eden: At a 1 000 ha it is the Jane Goodall chimpanzee rescue centre, information centre, tour, restaurant; lodging is possible in a 5 star lodge.
* Riverside Mall: modern shopping centre with 140 shops, 15 restaurants and 8 cinemas.
* Research Institute for Tropical and Sub-tropical fruits: tours, nursery with fruit from all over the world, laboratories for research on mango, litchi and nuts collection, agricultural tools from the last century.
* Croc River Enviro Park: largest reptile park in Africa with indigenous and tropical species, demonstrations, crocodiles, horticulture, several ponds, snack bar, picnic spots, the river, petting zoo, children's playground.
* Rottcher Winery, the only orange winery in Mpumalanga. Avalencia famous for orange and ginger liqueurs, packaged in bottles or handmade earthenware jugs. There is also a nuts factory (macadamia, pecan, almond, cashew, and pistachio), tours, restaurant, and horseback riding.
* Kaapschehoop: a small, historically as well as popular tourist resort, free-roaming herds of wild horses, hiking, horseback riding, historic buildings, waterfall, habitat for rare blue swallow, misty mountains and lots of rain.

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