Mbombela Attractions

From The Big Five To Unmissable Entertainment

From the thrill of spotting the Big Five in the Kruger National Park to thrilling entertainment  and great shopping next door, Southern Sun Mbombela is in the perfect location to explore the best attractions in and around Mbombela (Nelspruit).

Natural wonders abound in this corner of Mpumalanga, from the spectacular Lowveld Botanical Gardens bordering the hotel, to the gates of the Kruger National Park only 50km away. Drive a little further and the Fanie Botha Hiking Trail, the Sudwala Caves, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and panoramic views at God’s Window await.

Nearer to the hotel you’ll find great shopping variety at Riverside Mall, and all-ages entertainment at Emnotweni Casino. The Mbombela Stadium is just a ten-minute drive away, and you can discover the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary only 20km from the hotel.   

Discover more attractions in and around Mbombela (Nelspruit) below.

Place Name Address Phone Show on map
1 Bafana Road Mataffin Nelspruit 1200+27 13 757 4600

Mbombela stadium is a truly unique facility and is a “must visit” destination in the Lowveld. It adds to the impressive list of world class attractions in the area.

Emnotweni Ave, Nelspruit, 1201, South Africa+27 13 757 4300

Emnotweni offers the best of both worlds: a modern casino complex fashioned in the charming and inviting spirit of the belle epoque era, and the quaint tranquility of the Nelspruit Botanical gardens.

R539, Nelspruit, 1201+27 83 446 0228

The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga are set in Precambrian dolomite rock, which was first laid down about 3800 million years ago, when Africa was still part of Gondwana.

The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa+27 82 561 3681

Jane Goodall is one of the world's most famous conservationists and scientists.

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, R538, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa+27 13 753 7500

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport located north east of Nelspruit. It serves travellers to Kruger National Park. There are scheduled passenger flights to other South African cities as well as regional destinations.

62 Flamboyant St, West Acres, Mbombela, 1211, South Africa+27 13 742 2293

i'langa Mall's carefully planned mix of tenants, fresh design, superb location and easy access offers every good reason for Nelspruit's citizens to embrace it as their shopping and dining venue of choice.

Malelane, 1330+27 13 791 2000

Leopard Creek has grown out of the vision of a banker and skills and expertise of one of the world’s great golfers. It is founded on the values of friendship, a common love of the game of golf and a shared reverence for nature.

South Africa+27 12 426 5000

South Africa's first National Park containing significant numbers of all of the big 5 game species.

1 Louise Street, Sonheuwel, Nelspruit, 1200+27 13 759 0500

Mediclinic Nelspruit offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Drakensberg Mountain range, and is conveniently situated within easy reach of major arterial traffic routes.

R40, Mpumalanga, 1242+27 13 737 7876

Witness their intelligence, compassionate nature and the sheer delight the elephant experience when interacting with their human counterparts.

3 Singa Dr, Nelspruit, 1201, South Africa+27 13 744 0952

The club prides itself on things that Gauteng courses wish they had – GREEN winter golf. The fairways are lush year-round, which makes the track far more aesthetically pleasing.

Blyde River Canyon Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve

The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.

R40, Madiba Dr, Nelspruit, 1201+27 13 752 5531

Lowveld Botanical Garden is alive with trees and creates a wonderful haven for visitors. Around 650 tree species indigenous to South Africa dominate the garden, interspersed with ancient cycads and a variety of shrubs.

R533, Graskop, 1270, South Africa+27 13 767 1621

Experience the adrenaline of a 68 metre freefall at 180 km/h in under 3 seconds on one of the worlds highest Cable Gorge Swings!