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Top 10 Things to Do in Mbombela

Mbombela, also known as Nelspruit, is the capital of the Mpumalanga province in South Africa and offers a range of exciting activities and attractions for visitors. 

The Capital Hotels Apartments and Resorts has created a top 10 list of things to do in Mbombela as well as advice for the best place to stay in Mbombela.

Here are the top 10 things to do in Mbombela

Kruger National Park: Mbombela serves as a gateway to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Take a safari tour to witness Africa’s Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and numerous other wildlife species in their natural habitat.

Blyde River Canyon: Explore the Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of the dramatic cliffs, lush vegetation, and the striking Three Rondavels rock formation. Don’t miss the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of natural rock pools.

Sudwala Caves: Visit the Sudwala Caves, believed to be the oldest caves in the world. Take a guided tour to marvel at impressive rock formations, crystal chambers, and ancient fossils.

Lowveld National Botanical Garden: Discover the diverse flora of the Lowveld region at the National Botanical Garden. Stroll through themed gardens, including the cycad garden and the medicinal plant garden, and enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by nature.

Chimp Eden: Visit Chimp Eden, a sanctuary dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of chimpanzees. Take a guided tour to learn about these fascinating primates and the conservation efforts to protect them.

Elephant Whispers: Experience an up-close encounter with elephants at Elephant Whispers. Join a guided tour to learn about these majestic creatures, interact with them, and even take a ride.

Kaapsehoop: Explore the charming town of Kaapsehoop, known for its wild horses and historic buildings. Enjoy hiking trails, birdwatching, and the peaceful atmosphere of this unique destination.

Sudwala Dinosaur Park: Delight in a family-friendly adventure at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, featuring life-sized dinosaur replicas. Learn about prehistoric creatures and their fascinating history through interactive exhibits.

Emnotweni Casino: If you’re feeling lucky, visit Emnotweni Casino for a night of entertainment. Enjoy a wide range of games, restaurants, and live shows for a thrilling evening.

Panorama Route Scenic Drive: Embark on a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, taking in stunning vistas, waterfalls (such as Mac-Mac Falls and Lisbon Falls), and picturesque towns like Graskop. It’s a perfect day trip to explore the region’s natural beauty.

These activities offer a diverse and exciting experience in Mbombela, showcasing the natural wonders, wildlife, and cultural attractions of this beautiful part of South Africa.


Accommodation in Mbombela

The Capital Hotels, Apartments and Resorts presents Mbombela. Our Luxury hotel in Mbombela is a perfect fit for you and your family when travelling to Mbombela. 

Why Choose The Capital Mbombela?

  1. Exceptional Comfort: Our meticulously designed rooms offer a blend of elegance and functionality. From plush bedding to modern amenities, every detail is curated to ensure your utmost comfort and relaxation.

  2. Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds at our exquisite restaurant, where culinary masterpieces are crafted with passion and creativity. ElevATE Restaurant & Bar offers a gastronomic journey, reflecting the rich flavours of South Africa.

  3. Relaxation Beyond Compare: Unwind at our pool and deck, where the serene ambience and scenic views provide a perfect backdrop for moments of tranquillity. Dive into the cool waters or bask in the sun – it’s your oasis of relaxation.

  4. Business and Leisure Amenities: Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our hotel caters to all your needs. State-of-the-art conferencing facilities in The Capitals Mbombela, high-speed Wi-Fi, and workspaces are available to ensure seamless productivity. The Capital Hotels, Apartments and Resorts enables you to work remotely.
  1. Unmatched Hospitality: Experience warm hospitality and personalized service from our dedicated staff. Every interaction is infused with genuine care and a commitment to making your stay memorable.

After exploring Mbombela’s top attractions, return to a haven of luxury at The Capital Hotels, Apartments, and Resorts.

Book your stay with The Capital Hotels, Apartments and Resorts and let the adventure continue, not just in the heart of Mpumalanga’s capital but within the refined embrace of our hotel. Elevate your journey, one moment at a time.

If you are planning a longer stay in Mbombela you can also book our fully furnished apartments in Mbombela. It is perfect for longer stays and you can really embrace everything that Mbombela has to offer.


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