Cheap Flights to Nelspruit

Nelspruit overview

When is the best time to fly to Nelspruit?

Peak season:

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.

Off season:

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.

When is the best time to book a flight 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.

How long is the flight to Nelspruit?

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.

Which airlines operate flights to Nelspruit?

South African Airlines offers flights to Nelspruit (Mbombela). Ticket prices vary according to how quickly visitors wish to travel.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

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.

Nelspruit insider information

  • Situated close to the world renowned Kruger National Park, Nelspruit is a great alternative to South Africa’s major cities. Visitors will disembark at its international airport and find plenty of information on its local attractions. Mbombela Stadium, the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary – this is just the beginning of what this city has to offer.
  • The Sudwala Caves, situated along the majestic Drakensberg escarpment are the oldest network of known caves in the world. The caves are home to the earliest evidence of habitation – a variety of stone-age tools exhibited at the entrance. It was believed that the caves held the mysterious “Kruger Millions” gold bullion that disappeared in 1905.
  • A trip to Nelspruit (Mbombela) and its wine routes includes tasting South African wines, brandies and artisan beers. Wine shows hosted throughout the year, provide visitors with a chance to engage with exhibitors, wine farm owners and professional connoisseurs while sipping on a few glasses of vino.
  • Families who are planning to book flights to Nelspruit might be interested in visiting the Mafunyane Riverside Water Park. From tube and speed water slides to crystal-clear pools, a braai facility and two food outlets, this top water attraction provides fun for all.

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How much do things cost in Nelspruit?

Taxi - fixed fee
R 20.11
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 15.08
1 km taxi journey
R 10.31
Petrol (1 litre)
R 13.81
Large bottle of water
R 14.78
R 25.34
Cheap meal
R 125.67
3 course meal for 2
R 502.70
How much does a beer cost in Nelspruit?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 30
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 25
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 27
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 19

International departures to Nelspruit