Things to do in the Nelspruit Area this December HolidayNovember 16, 2021

The upcoming annual holiday season is just around the corner, and for most of us, it couldn’t have come sooner! If you are planning a Nelspruit holiday and you are looking for a few things to keep you busy while you are in the area, you are in for a treat.

The Lowveld is a great place to have a holiday and when Nelspruit is your starting point, there is plenty to see and do in the area. The Lowveld has some truly magnificent summer weather and with the numerous great places to stay, you can see why so many flock here for their annual break.

And Pensao is often the holidaymaker’s Nelspruit accommodation of choice. With our homely vibes and our laidback atmosphere, a stay at Pensao will guarantee a peaceful trip. Our rooms are designed for the family holiday and our guests have access to all sorts of amenities, including picnic spaces and swimming pools. Our central location also makes us the ideal base for an explorative holiday.

Things to do closer to Nelspruit

The wonderful thing about our small town is that there is not only a lot to do here but there are also plenty of activities to enjoy in the surrounding areas.

  1. The Markets

Nelspruit is home to numerous small businesses and loads of local talent. And over the past 2 years, the local market scene has exploded to life. If you are keen on walking around local markets and seeing what the local talent has to offer, then you have to make a swing into any of the markets happening this month. They are the ideal place to do some early Christmas shopping.

  1. A Day in the Botanical Gardens

If you are the kind of person who just loves to be in nature, then the Lowveld Botanical Gardens is the best place to be. These gardens are quite close to town, although they were once very much out of the town limits, and with its stunningly green lawn, it is the perfect place to have a picnic.

  1. Lunch in Mosambik

You don’t have to go over the border for a taste of Mozambique cuisine. In Ferreira Street, the Mosambik restaurant is a relatively new addition to the foodie scene and they have some truly delectable food.

Things to do a little further from Nelspruit

Want to travel a little further? These are some fun attractions not too far from the town.

  1. Barberton
    The old town of Barberton is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. With its interesting historical walk, guests can see what the town used to look like, in the early 1900s and it does not cost a cent.
  1. A Kruger Safari
    The Kruger is a mere hour and a half’s drive from the city and it is a wonderful place to spend a day, even if you have been here a dozen times before.
  1. A walk on the edge
    And if the heat gets too much and you’d like to walk in the forested, misty mountains, then Kaapsehoop is just a half an hour’s drive away.