Car Hire Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Address & Contact DetailsNelspruit, International Airport, Nelspruit, 1200. Tel: 27 13 750 1015
Find your perfect hire car at Kruger Mpumalanga International AirportThe city of Nelspruit is considered the gateway to Kruger National Park and the attractions of the wider province of Mpumalanga. Warm temperatures and attractive scenery make Nelspruit an ideal base to explore this region of South Africa.
Pick up your Avis car rental at Kruger Mpumalanga International Park, just outside of Nelspruit, and start your journey.
Plan your journey from Kruger Mpumalanga International AirportNelspruit is just a 15-minute drive from the Avis pick-up point at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (via Hermansburg Road). Nelspruit is the largest town in Mpumalanga, framed by lush hills and valleys. It’s blessed with a sub-tropical climate and non-stop sunshine.
Nelspruit is the trading centre for the surrounding fruit growing region too, making it easy to source fresh, local produce like mangos and macadamia nuts. The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens are a beautiful sight spread across 15,000 square metres and home to a variety of rare plants and home to the first manmade rainforest. Get up close to an array of wildlife here.
Chimpanzee Eden is a home for rescued chimps, just 12km from Nelspruit. Here you can learn all about this fascinating animal species. Croc River Reptile Park is a family attraction with both indigenous and exotic reptiles on display. See crocodiles, turtles, lizards, snakes and more, plus spend some time in the touch pen, where youngsters can pet farmyard animals.
For more attractions, visit the nearby Sudwala Caves, featuring grand chambers and giant stalactites and stalagmites. There are plenty of hiking and nature trails around Nelspruit too, ranging in difficulty.
When it’s time for indulgence, Nelspruit also has a large mall complete with a casino, cinema and huge entertainment centre
Beyond Kruger Mpumalanga International AirportLying close to one of the world’s best national parks and brimming with incredible landscapes, the Mpumalanga Province is a stunning holiday destination. With a rental car from Nelspruit you can see it all at your own pace.
Kruger National Park
Just under an hour from Nelspruit via the N4 is the world-renowned Kruger National Park. With the savannah, mighty mountains and verdant forests, this huge parkland boasts stunning landscapes with unbeatable views. But it’s the wildlife that’s the real draw. Visitors flock here to spot some of Africa’s most iconic animals, including the famous Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. With around 150 mammals and 500 species of bird roaming the almost 20,000 sq km of parkland, Kruger National Park offers a wholly unique animal experience.
Drive around half an hour via Hermansburg Road from Nelspruit and you’ll reach Kaapschehoop – a historical mining village surrounded by beautiful pine forests. The quaint town has a number of boutiques and restaurants, but its star attractions are the natural landscapes that surround it. The 30 metre-high Battery Creek Falls is just a 10-minute walk from Kaapschehoop and is a great swimming spot. Adam’s Calendar, in the Blue Swallow Reserve, are well worth visiting. Made up of three unique structures, these are believed to be the remains of ancient civilisations.
With an Avis rental car, South Africa is yours to explore.