Why you should Book Your Nelspruit Accommodation Now for Innibos 2024April 29, 2024

The electrifying Innibos National Arts Festival in Nelspruit is drumming up excitement, promising a vibrant celebration of South African arts and culture from the 27th to the 30th of June.

If you’re planning to attend this incredible event we have something you need to hear: start searching for your Nelspruit accommodation now!

Located just a stone’s throw away from Bergvlam, the official festival grounds for Innibos, Pensao Guesthouse hosts a full house of guests for Innibos each year. Over the years, we’ve learned from experience just how important it is to book your Nelspruit accommodation early, if you plan to get the best place to stay in Nelspruit for Innibos. To help those planning ahead for Innibos 2024, we have some excellent advice for you about why now is a great time to start shopping around for your accommodation.

Pensão Lodge accommodation Nelspruit

Why you should book your Nelspruit accommodation well in advance

  • When Innibos is Near Accommodation Disappears Fast

Innibos is a major draw, attracting enthusiastic festival-goers from across the country. With an exciting lineup of music, theatre, comedy, and visual arts, it’s no surprise that accommodation disappears in a hurry. 

The closer you get to June, the more likely you are to face limited options or inflated prices. Popular guesthouses and hotels get booked well in advance, and if you don’t get your deposit down, you could find yourself scrambling for last-minute stays that might not meet your expectations.

  • Planning Ahead Saves the Wallet

By getting your accommodation early, you’ll have a wider selection of places to choose from, whether you prefer a luxurious hotel with all the amenities or a homely guesthouse offering a personal touch and delicious breakfasts. You will also be able to book self catered accommodation if you prefer that kind of thing. 

Plus, you can snag better deals by booking in advance. There are usually quite a few  early-bird discounts or festival packages available, both of which will save your precious money for other things. 

  • Peace of Mind for a Stress-Free Festival

Arriving on the day and not having a place to stay is not exactly how you want to start the festival! If you book early this won’t be something to worry about, so you won’t start the festival a bundle of stress. When you book ahead you can arrive in Nelspruit relaxed, knowing your comfortable accommodation will be there after a full day of fun in the Lowveld winter sun.

Presidential Suite at Pensão Lodge

How to Select the Perfect Innibos 2024 Nelspruit Accommodation

With so many Nelspruit stays to choose from, how do you pick the one that perfectly fits in with your Innibos experience? Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Festival Proximity: Do you want to be smack bang in the thick of the action, steps away from the stages and festival buzz? Or would you prefer a quieter location, and a peaceful retreat after a stimulating day?  To decide, you must consider walking distance to the festival grounds and how you’ll get between your accommodation and the festivities, keeping in mind that not everything happens at the main grounds.
  • Budget: Nelspruit offers a range of friendly accommodation options, including luxurious hotels to limited capacity guesthouses and super budget-friendly self-catering apartments. Before you book, you should determine your nightly spending limit and then look for accommodation that aligns with your financial comfort zone.
  • Amenities: Think about the amenities that could improve your stay. Do you want to brave a sparkling pool to cool off after a hot day (even though it is winter, it does get warm here)? Is an on-site restaurant a must for you, or are you happy to eat out or cook for yourself? Do you need laundry facilities or secure parking? When making your choice, make a list of the amenities that matter most to you.
  • Travel Style: Are you a solo traveller wanting to make new friends in a social atmosphere, or a couple looking for a romantic getaway? Are you with a group of friends needing the extra space, or a family needing amenities like cribs or extra beds? Choose a property that caters to your travel style and group needs.