December to March is peak season when the chance of booking cheap flights to Nelspruit (now referred to as Mbombela) depends on how far in advance you book. During these months, temperatures range from 18°C to 27°C, which makes it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. These months also coincide with the longest school holiday period when many families decide to take their vacation in this city.
Booking plane tickets to Nelspruit in the off-peak dry season when rainfall is at its minimal, is a smart option. Its dry winter season spans the months of April to August where temperatures range from 9°C to 21°C. These conditions are ideal for travellers who fly to Nelspruit to visit its wildlife attractions. Vegetation during this period is sparse, which makes it easier to spot a number of indigenous animal species. This is when it is easiest to find the cheapest flights to Nelspruit.
The best time to find cheap flights to Nelspruit is during the months of April, May and August. Booking during this period will enable travellers to avoid the large crowds of over 100 000 people at the region’s biggest festival, the Innibos Kunstefees which takes place during June or July.
Flights from Cape Town to Nelspruit – 2 hours 35 minutes.
Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit – 50 minutes.
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit – 1 hours 05 minutes.
South African Airlines offers flights to Nelspruit (Mbombela). Ticket prices vary according to how quickly visitors wish to travel.
There are a number of different ways to travel from the airport. Once you’re flight tickets have been confirmed, it’s useful to make a booking with a car hire company if you’re comfortable with navigating South African roads. A number of companies also offer pre-arranged airport transfers, shuttle services and tour packages. Taxi cabs are also available – fixed rates per kilometre apply and are dependent on the chosen company.