As October arrives in Nelspruit, a transformation takes place. The weather warms up, and the lush green landscape becomes a captivating sight and it is as though the entire town seems to be filled with a year-end sense of joy and anticipation.
Visiting Nelspruit in October is a fun experience, and it will give you a moment to immerse yourself in a laid-back atmosphere when you decide to book a week or even just a weekend at our Nelspruit guesthouse.
With the delightful weather encouraging you to get outdoors and enjoy picnics and evenings around the braai, Nelspruit’s social calendar is brimming with all sorts of exciting things to do.
Staying at Pensao places you conveniently close to the best attractions and a variety of activities to enjoy this October. Whether you seek an adventurous escape or a rustic retreat, here’s what you should include in your October itinerary.
October 7 – Longtom Potjiekos Festival
If you’ve never visited Hops Hollow, you’ve been missing out on a journey that could rival a Tolkien-like adventure. Nestled on the picturesque Long Tom Pass, this establishment rests in a mountain-side hollow, offering breathtaking scenery straight out of a fantasy novel. On the first Saturday of the month, Hops Hollow, renowned for its craft beer and artisanal drinks, hosts the Longtom Potjiekos Festival. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in this event, which kicks off at 7 am, just in time to start your potjie. This family-friendly event is a perfect outing for all ages.
October 14 – The Volkswagen Vintage Air-Cooled Car Festival
Each year, Volkswagen enthusiasts gather at the picturesque Bohemian Groove Café to admire vintage vehicles and showcase their own. This year’s theme is “Flowa Powa,” encouraging guests to dress up for the occasion, with prizes awaiting the best-dressed participants. Since it’s October, a German Beer Garden and Wurst Stube are part of the festivities, making it an event not to be missed.
October 28 – Hoedspruit Craft Beer Festival
Towards the end of the month, if you find yourself in the vicinity of Kruger National Park, make sure to visit the Hoedspruit Craft Beer Festival. This event promises amazing beer, live music, food trucks, and a large screen to watch the Rugby World Cup Final. The festivities start at 12 pm, and adults can enter for R350, while children under 12 can attend for free.
October 29 – The Uplands Christmas Market
October concludes with one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated events: The Uplands Christmas Market. This is the perfect place to kick-start your Christmas shopping while supporting local small businesses. The event begins at 9:30 am at Uplands College, just outside White River.
Embrace the beauty and excitement of Nelspruit in October. With a range of events and attractions, you’ll create lasting memories and experience the best of this vibrant town. Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of your October in Nelspruit!