Information on Nelspruit / Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Nelspruit or Mbombela is the capital city in Mpumalanga located on the Crocodile River. There are many orange farms in the area around Mbombela. It is a leading agricultural and manufacturing hub. Major industries include paper production, the canning of citrus fruit, timber mills and furniture manufacturing.
Subtropical climate and fertile soils provide ideal conditions for the growing of tropical and citrus fruits. The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in the west of the town at the banks of the Crocodile river with its riverine rainforests and spectacular cascades is certainly worth seeing. Many beautiful hiking and nature trails are in the vicinity of Mbombela.
The city has two airports, the general aviation Nelspruit Airport to the south west and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to the north east. Kruger Mpumalanga is used for scheduled flights to Johannesburg. It is also home to the Government Research Institute for Subtropical and Citrus Fruits. The Nelspruit airport is commonly used by charter and private planes companies.
Mbombela is a major stopover point for tourists travelling to Mozambique and the Kruger National Park. Tourists from Mozambique also stimulate the economy of the city significantly. Many people from Swaziland and Mozambique travel to Mbombela for their monthly grocery shopping.
Nelspruit / Mbombela History
Nelspruit was founded in 1905 by three brothers of the Nel family who grazed their cattle around the site of Nelspruit during the winter months. During the Boer War, Nelspruit served briefly as the seat of government for the South African Republic , an independent Boer republic. The leadership of the South African republic included Paul Kruger. Nelspruit and the surrounding area also contain
Towns and Suburbs of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa
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