January in Nelspruit

It is the start of a whole New Year and for most of us, the start of 2021 has been in the hope that it will be completely different to the overwhelmingly difficult previous year. At Pensao, we have our Nelspruit accommodation ready and waiting for you to enjoy, and if you are planning on taking a trip to our town this January, here are a few things that you need to know.

January is one of the hottest months of the year for Nelspruit’s residents. The days, although we are at the start of the year, are spent being rather lazy, sometimes next to the pool. This is because it is just too hot to do much else. Ideally, if you are going to visit the town at this time or the year, be sure to pack light and book a guesthouse like ours, which has air conditioning and a swimming pool. The heat here can quickly become quite a lot to deal with because it is not just high temperatures but also high humidity. So not only are you getting hot but you are also experiencing all of the effects of humidity.

While you are visiting, you should make sure that you are properly hydrated and even when you are walking around town, you have a bottle of water with you.

January in our town can also be a rather rainy month. Sometimes, we get the majority of our seasonal rainfall just in this month. This makes driving through the town a little more stressful and it can also end up washing out your day trip, as the rain often falls later in the day or early evening. We are also in the path of tropical cyclones. Although they are extremely rare, since they don’t often come down as far as our town, in the year that they do come close, they can end up dropping an overabundance of rain, basically washing out your trip.

Nelspruit guest house

Things to do in January

The year might be new, but it is off to a bad start. There are no markets to browse through and there are no social events to fill up the calendar. But this is the perfect time to go exploring.

The surrounding areas and towns around Nelspruit are filled with amazing places and things to do, like hiking, visiting waterfalls or going on your own historical tour in one of the small towns.

You can also go on a self-drive or guided Kruger Park Safari. Those who have flooded the park for the December school holidays have gone home and now there is plenty of space to move around and see some of the magnificent wildlife.

Travelling to Lowveld tourist spots in January is also a good idea if you are keen on helping the local economy start rebuilding.

We hope to see you at Pensao this year. We are situated in a convenient part of town, close to all of the best places in town, and we offer a wide range of rooms with all of the necessary amenities.