For Thrilling and Memorable Safaris Go on a Private Tour of Mbombela
For thrilling and very memorable safaris, you need to go on a private tour of Mbombela, the capital city of the Mpumalanga Province, formally known as Nelspruit.
This vibrant sub-tropical city combines amazing wildlife, nature adventure activities and a rich history.
Mbombela is often known as just being the gateway to the Big Five country in Kruger National Park but it does have a lot more things to see and do here. Such as some of the oldest caves in the world, a remarkable botanical garden, museums, excellent shopping and a dynamic nightlife.
There is a very large farming area in Mbombela that specialises in citrus because the climate and fertile soil are ideal conditions. Such produce like grapefruit, oranges, mangoes, bananas, avocados and nuts that you buy from your market may very well have come from here.
When you visit Mbombela, the first impression you have is one of a tropical feel. The vibrant blooms and flowering trees give you that uplifting feeling.
Top Things to Do in Mbombela
Visit the Big 5 at Kruger National Park in a Private Safari Jeep Tour
There is no getting away from what everyone knows that the main attraction in Mbombela is the Big 5 found in Kruger National Park for which a private safari jeep tour is the best way to see it.
The Big 5 are Buffalo, elephants, rhino, leopards and lions and they are all on view on a safari tour, but there is also hundreds of different mammals, bird species, mountains, bush and forests.
The nightlife that can be had in Mbombela is very diverse like most things in this city. There is the usual excellent restaurants and nightclubs, but there is also the possibility of having fun nights around a campsite under the stars with a great group of people all in the city to experience a safari just like you
Travel Tips for Mbombela
The answer to the question about when is the best time to visit Mbombela, is anytime but many people prefer to visit during the winter, April through to August. The climate is pleasant and temperatures are ideal for going on safaris or sightseeing tours. Also, it is during these months that there are a few festivals. Summer, September to March, can be very hot and humid and has a good bit of rainfall too.
The most expensive thing about holidaying in South Africa is getting there because when you are there, it is relatively inexpensive. Mbombela is more expensive than the average city but if you are not too fussy you can get a night in a b&b, with an evening meal, that is basic but clean for around $85. The price of private tours or sightseeing tours will vary depending on the time of the year you are there but also they may vary between operators too.
There is nowhere in the world that is free of crime, so when in South Africa be careful of your belongings. Only carry enough money to do you for the day and keep it somewhere safe on your person and be aware of your surroundings. Never walk alone at night in unpopulated dark areas. Tipping in restaurants and bars is between 10-15 percent but never feel obliged to leave a tip if the service was not any good.
The climate for the best part of the year is very mild and generally warm and temperate. The are only two seasons in Mbombela Winter and summer. During the winter months of April to August, there is actually less rainfall than there is during the summer months that include September to March. The temperatures during the summer average around 24 degrees Celsius. The wettest month is January and the driest months are June and July.