Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga and is managed under the Mbombela Municipality, which forms part of the greater Ehlanzeni District Municipality.
In the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages Mpumalanga means 'the place where the sun rises"
Nelspruit is well known as the Gateway to The Kruger national Park and also the main trading centre for Mozambique and Swaziland.
Nelspruit is located 314 km from Pretoria, 204 km from Maputo, Mozambique and 183 km from Mbabane, Swaziland. Nelspruit has a dynamic growing population of almost 60 000 inhabitants.
The subtropical climate and fertile soil provides perfect conditions for farming with citrus, macadamias, avocados and tropical fruits. Fruit stalls next to the roads are a familiar attraction to tourists and travellers exploring the province.
Attracting many students from neighbouring countries, rural areas and small towns, one can choose amongst several combined schools, intermediate, and primary, secondary and independent schools.
TUT college and a University of South Africa regional office have many enrolled students and the latest addition to the education sector is the long awaited Mpumalanga University. This venture is promising a much needed level of education to local students.
In 2010 the Mbombela Stadium was built for the World Soccer Cup and since then the stadium has become a well-known activity center for local shows, religious gatherings and jazz festivals.
The current construction of a High Court in Mbombela is promising a boost to the economy by providing job opportunities in many sectors.
Nelspruit lies in a valley surrounded by green hills where beautiful sunsets can be observed. Wild Life Estates and Gated Complexes are popular amongst investors who are renting property, holiday makers from overseas and families who want to raise children in a safe, natural environment.
Since the construction of a modern Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, flying is a preferred method of travelling for international visitors. Daily flights from Johannesburg make quick visits possible. The airport has an African theme with thatch roofs, merging with the Lowveld landscape and is located 14 kilometres from the main city of Nelspruit.
Although sometimes referred to as the 'Slowveld' inhabitants in this beautiful city consider themselves very fortunate to live in this growing town.
In order to improve food security and create jobs, the Mpumalanga International Fresh Produce Market (MIFPM) is currently being built close to Nelspruit. This project will stimulate economic growth at provincial and rural levels.
Modern, high level medical care is also provided in the city's hospitals: Nelspruit MediClinic, Kiaat Hospital, Lowveld Hospital and Rob Ferreira Hospital.
The buyer's mosaic in Nelspruit changed considerably since this city has been selected as the Capital of Mpumalanga.
New developments - specifically smaller townhouses and flats - changed the traditional landscape and property market when there was an influx of entrants to the Lowveld.
Recent economically- empowered employees started to invest in Nelspruit's property market and Seeff is experiencing an upswing in buyer numbers, specifically younger couples who enter as first time home buyers.
Two bedroom flats and townhouses are in high demand and range in a price from R650 000 tot R750 000. The average buyer's market lies between R900 000 to R1 200 000.
Most buyers prefer to purchase where they feel secure and look for properties with gardens where children can play and families can enjoy the generous sub-tropical weather.
There are a wide selection of properties available in the Luxury market which varies from Golf Estates to nature Reserves and Wild Life Estates, and are priced from R3 million to around R6 million depending of the land size and property.