The busiest golf course in the region, Nelspruit has benefited greatly since an irrigation system was installed in 1997. The club is host to the annual, very popular Jock of the Bushveld Festival of golf when hundreds of amateurs from far and wide descend on the town. There are no fairway bunkers at Nelspruit but this is compensated by strategic positioning of trees (the locals call them `bunker in the air`) on the course. The club also features a Pro-shop, festive bar and magnificent clubhouse.
Nelspruit has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga. With its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine and lush covered hills and valleys it forms the ideal base to explore Mpumalanga from.
Nelspruit is the trading centre for the surrounding fruit growing area of Mpumalanga. Fertile soils and subtropical climate provide perfect conditions for the production of citrus and tropical fruits, mainly mango, banana, avocado, macadamia and pecan nuts.
The lowveld botanical gardens just outside of the town boasts a rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forests.
Nearby Sudwala caves, dinosaur park and cultural centre expose your senses to the primitive Africa. A short distance away above Nelspruit is the gold mining town of Kaapsehoop where the mist filled evenings and a herd of wild horses grazing in the town transport you into a world of yesterday.
Many beautiful nature and hiking trails are in the vicinity of Nelspruit and a 1-hour historical trail acquaints you with the architectural and cultural history of the town.
Visits to the crocodile farm, ostrich farm and Halls estate (one of the largest subtropical fruit production farms in the area) give some idea of the variety and beauty of this area.
There`s also a mall with an eight-theatre cinema complex, casino and entertainment centre.
If entering Nelspruit from Gauteng, turn right at the traffic light into Paul Kruger Street (at the corner of the large ABSA building). Continue to the intersection with Ferreira Street and turn right into Ferreira Street. Turn left into Wilhelm Street and continue straight and enter the golf estate.
If entering from Komatipoort, turn left into Ferreira Street and follow the directions as above. If entering from Witrivier, travel through town on the Barberton road and turn left at the intersection of the N4 from Gauteng and follow directions from Gauteng.
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