MbombelaMpumalanga province of South Africa.
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airportflights to O.R. Tambo Johannesburg (), Cape Town () and Durban (). The airport is well developed, with ATMs, cafes, souvenir shops and several car rental desks.
- Take the N4 highway from Pretoria. Have cash at hand for the toll gates. From Johannesburg to Mbombela is 359 km.
- The distance from Mbabane, Eswatini, is 183 km; from Polokwane, 302 km; and from the Mozambique border at Komatipoort is 109 km.
By trainShosholozaMeyl 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 departs Mbombela Thursday and Sunday at 8:40 PM and you get to Johannesburg the next day at 6:20 AM.
The train departs Johannesburg every Wednesday and Friday at 6:10PM and you get to Mbombela the next day at 4 AM.
The train station is at the corner of Andrew and Henshall streets.
- There are City to City and Citiliner buses going to/from Pretoria R200 and Johannesburg R200 at 10:30AM and 10:40AM. The bus ride to Pretoria takes (6 hours), and (7 hours) to Johannesburg.
- There is a City to City bus from Mbombela going to Maputo Mozambique every day at 12:40PM for R200 the trip takes (3½ hours).
- There are minibus taxis going to/from Eswatini (Swaziland).
By carTravel around Mbombela by car and get an eyeful 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.
phone: +27 74 231-2964address: Nelspruit Airport Hanger No. J1-AOffers helicopter tours, rides and trips in the Mbombela and Mpumalanga area, including Kruger Park and other game reserves.
Lowveld National Botanical GardensIt has a tropical atmosphere. It's on the road to White River before you get to the casino. Has several loop walks, bridges and waterfalls with several interpretive signs. There is a cost of admission, and like in many part of South Africa a tip for the car minders. It can feel quiet and isolated, and there is no real security to speak of.
- Try your luck at the casino.
Riverside Mallphone: +27 13 757-0080A large regional shopping mall.
Pick N Payaddress: Sitruscres
Shoprite Supermarketaddress: Samora Machel drive
address: Samora Machel DriveHas a Game store and a Pick n Pay.
phone: +27 13 741 3978address: Terentaar Shopping Center, cnr N4 Highway and Ou Kaapschhoop RdSpicy Portuguese cuisine. Try the 1 kg prawns.
Chantelle Younesphone: +27 78 852-9839address: 27 Venn Street
phone: +27 13 733-3040
phone: +27 13 733-3090address: N4Accommodation lies within the huge, peaceful garden with acres of lawn creating wide open space. Large parking area and good security. All rooms, rondavels, regular bedrooms and cabins have bathrooms en suite, as well as heaters and fans. Several are equipped with tea/coffee facilities, fridge, television and microwave.
phone: +27 13-7441310address: 102 Van Wijk streetAlso has private rooms.
phone: +27 13-7412237address: Andries Pretorlus StreetCamping, single/double rooms.
address: 12 Impla StreetAlso has private single/double rooms. Has a swimming pool.
It is not safe to walk around Mbombela after dark. There are lots of traffic lights in Mbombela, 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 Mbombela after dark.