Mbombela
Caravan & Outdoor Life|April - May 2020
Mbombela
An all-year-round paradise with a tropical climate
Corne Greeff

Mpumalanga. You can visit a variety of nature reserves, get an eyeful from the beautiful lush scenery, as well as explore some of the meandering mountain passes. The area teems with exiting activities and unique experiences, some that will even get the adrenalin pumping. Educational tours and experiences can also be explored while nature lovers and hiking fanatics will find more than enough activities to keep them busy.

Mpumalanga is a popular pitstop for travellers and tourists en-route to the Kruger National Park and Mozambique, but rather than just passing through why not spend a few days exploring the capital of Mpumalanga, Mbombela? Also known as Nelspruit and referred to as the ‘Hub of the Lowveld’, Mbombela is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, it has abundant sunshine and a moderate subtropical climate, and is ideally situated to further explore Mpumalanga.

From here, you can visit a variety of nature reserves, get an eyeful from the beautiful lush scenery, as well as explore some of the meandering mountain passes. The area teems with exciting activities and unique experiences, some that will even get the adrenalin pumping. Educational tours and experiences can also be explored while nature lovers and hiking fanatics will find more than enough activities to keep them busy.

The area is rich in sub-tropical fruits such as mangos, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis, and bananas, so plan for lots of fruit salads. When springtime arrives and the orange trees start to blossom, you can smell the sweet scent from kilometres away. If you are looking for great deals on these delicious fruits, stop at one of the local farm stalls, such as the Joubert en Seuns Padstal (located on the Schoemanskloof route when travelling to Mbombela). Visitors can indulge in a wide selection of homemade, as well as locally-produced, products such as mouthwatering pies, koeksisters, jams, pickles, dried fruit, nuts, and sauces. You can also stroll through their nursery with a small selection of local fruit trees and indigenous trees that are for sale, or you can stretch your legs and grab a coffee, breakfast, or lunch at the café. Visit www.joubertenseuns.co.za.

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