The airport is well developed, with ATMs, cafes, souvenir shops and several car rental desks.
Spoornet operates regular trains west to Johannesburg via Middelburg, Witbank and Pretoria, and east to Komatipoort on the border with Mozambique. From Komatipoort you can take a Mozambiquan train east to Maputo.
The train station is at the corner of Andrew and Henshall streets.
Travel around Nelspruit by car and get an eyefull of the beautiful scenery and meandering mountain passes. The area is still quite wild and while you are driving around at your leisure, you may view small game and even some vervet monkeys and baboons.
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There are few attractions in Nelspruit itself, but the surrounding towns and area can make for an interesting drive.
There are three large shopping malls in Nelspruit, and like most of South Africa they are security patrolled. However, they are not open in the evenings.
Nelspruit can be used as base for visitors touring the Kruger National Park and the nearby sights, like the Blyde River Canyon. There is a range of accommodation available here, but there is also a similar range near some of the Kruger gates like at Crocodile Gate and at Phalaborwa, which may be more suited to touring the park.
It is not safe to walk around Nelspruit after dark. There are lots of traffic lights in Nelspruit, and vendors and beggars will approach your car when you are stopped. Keep your car doors locked at all times, and consider whether you may find dinner at your accommodation more pleasant than driving a distance through Nelspruit after dark.