Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nelspruit, South Africa - Updated 2024

Ruth Alexis
Ruth Alexis 
Contributing Writer
| 4 min read

Nelspruit, South Africa is truly a nature lover’s paradise. It is your gateway to Kruger National Park, where you will get to see elephants, zebras, rhinos, and other animals in their natural habitat. The park is also easily accessible from several safari lodges in Mpumalanga. Another site to visit is Lowveld National Botanical Garden, which boasts a man-made rainforest. If you are a fan of chimps, you might want to head to the gorgeous Umhloti Nature Reserve, which houses the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden sanctuary. Before embarking on a trip to Nelspruit, you might be on the hunt for a place to stay while on your vacation there. Lovely retreats such as family resorts and self-catering accommodations in Nelspruit are sure to complete your South African excursion. There is a wide array of stays here to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Check out some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nelspruit, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Exquisite studio set in peaceful garden (from USD 49)

This accommodation boasts a private deck, a balcony, and a well-equipped kitchen. The vacation rental is decorated with Eastern touches and is decked out in warm timber and energising red tones. The Southeast Asian pieces were collected by the host from his travels to Indonesia and used to give the room an exotic and unique touch. There is a pool available for you to use and you can lounge by the pool at the sundeck on warm and sunny afternoons.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.93 km (3.7 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
388 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice view from the balcony great kitchen with nespresso machine
five star amenities including a beautiful view luxurious room ample space parking swimming pool
clean beautiful apartment with a private balcony a very beautiful view and an amazing shower
from the fluffy duvet and gorgeous bathroom to the views we loved it
beautiful space is both beautiful and comfortable the theme had me feeling like an emperor with his empress
clean and great value for money
beautiful space clean and just perfect
private neat and clean
karen's apartment was beautifully decorated and nice and clean
beautiful place to stay in very clean there is excess to everything
thank you karen for being an amazing host
karen is also the best host i’ve had
karen was an amazing host absolutely loved everything
karen was also kind enough to give us advice on places to eat nearby
beside the sense of peace you feel here staff are just so friendly and welcoming
great location and very thoughtful touches to the place
karen's place is definitely worth a visit
the location is good and check out and check in was very easy with the gate system
what a beautiful place
amazing place to spend a night or more
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2. Unique chalet on stilts (from USD 90)

For those who are searching for a unique chalet Airbnb, this Nelspruit accommodation has three bedrooms suitable for the whole family. Amenities include central heating for cool winter nights, free WiFi, a pool on premises, and free parking. Building staff is available 24 hours a day to let guests in. Enjoy the cool evening breeze on the patio with a drink and some friends and family. The chalet has three bedrooms and accommodates up to six guests, making it perfect for larger families and groups of friends.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.24 km (3.3 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
190 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire chalet 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well layed out and very comfortable
our stay was very comfortable in this nice cottage with useful appliances
darien's place was just as pictured and very clean with nice touches
the room is clean and comfi and recomended
darien's place is comfortable stylish and very clean
the place is tastefully decorated and very clean
the house is clean beautiful and with good facilities
friendly and helpful hosts
hospitable & friendly hosts
they were exceptionally hospitable and helpful
the host was very friendly and accommodating
the hosts are very friendly and kind
the place is al so located at a great location
good location (close to shops/malls hospital main part of nelspruit)
it is well located with quick access to main attraction roads and also many shops
it is close to shopping malls and easy to get around from
we had a great stay - comfy stylish well-equipped house in a great location for shopping mediclinic etc
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3. Affordable and comfy home (from USD 24)

This affordable home comes with air conditioning, a garden, cable TV, and heating. The vacation rental is decorated in a traditional South African style, with timber and bright colours. The international airport is just a 20-minute drive away from this vacation rental. If you are a golf enthusiast, this is the perfect place for you, as the golf course is just a two-minute drive away from this property. There are pets on the property, but they will not be roaming freely.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.88 km (3.7 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
399 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was neat and filled with thoughtful touches
a great pleasure vanessa is a great woman and the room is wonderfull
easily accessible and a real comfortable stay
very comfortable too we had a pleasant stay
nicely appointed room with everything you need
very clean & neat
very clean and comfortable
a lovely clean and very comfortable stay
it was kept clean and up to standard
clean and all the extras that you could ask for
very nice host and room
great host and great place
the host is very friendly and welcoming
stunning private accommodation wonderful hosts
stunning place and wonderful host
great location and save
it is ideal central and quiet
awesome central location and great people hosting you
a gem in nelspruit location was perfect for business
the unit is spot on very comfortable and well located
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4. Tranquil vacation rental with views of nature reserve (from USD 53)

This tranquil vacation rental is located just steps away from a beautiful nature reserve. Disentangle yourself from your stresses and worries as you sit by the reserve on the veranda in the morning. If you are keen on bird-watching, this vacation rental is also the perfect bird-watching spot. There is also a pool and bonfire for you to use. This vacation rental sleeps up to five people, making it perfect for larger families and groups of friends.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
6.62 km (4.2 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
37 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house is comfortable with all amenities you would want
peaceful surroundings lovely pool and view from the veranda
we have had a wonderful stay beautiful view from the pool
clean spacious and very comfortable
nice clean and spacious for family purposes
well maintained and clean
great clean comfortable quiet and spacious home
everything was wonderful and clean and just had such a cozy peaceful feel
owner is particularly responsive and helpful
excellent host with a good sense of humor
we really enjoyed our stay at mariska and the host was great
mariska is a great host and her place is beautiful
amazing location and safe area
amazing location with great facilities
great location—close to nature as well as the city
will definitely come back and highly recommend the place
great place to stay in nelspruit
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5. Spacious abode for four (from USD 47)

This spacious cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four guests, making it perfect for smaller families or groups of friends. Amenities in this vacation rental include a laptop-friendly workspace, WiFi, washer, and dryer. With its minimalist design and affordable price, it appeals to many travelers on a budget. If you are hunting for an inexpensive Airbnb in Mpumalanga, especially in Nelspruit, this is the place for you.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
6.09 km (3.8 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tanya was thoughtful enough to arrange for a new fan considering it was so hot
clean and spacious
place is clean bed is comfy
the place was clean and well organized
the place was very clean highly recommended
great value for money and very clean place
friendly & helpful host
tanya is a great host
great value for money great host
tanya is a wonderful host who made us feel very welcome and comfortable
spectacular place with an amazing host
convenient beautiful safe location and excellent value for money
nice place in a good neighbourhood
great place to stay on the way to knp
super friendly very accommodating to check in times neat and clear place
will definitely recommend this place to others
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6. Cosy self-catering unit with a homey feel

This cosy unit has only one bedroom and is perfect for a romantic getaway or an exciting solo trip. You will be living right next to a nature reserve. Wake up to the tranquil sounds of birds chirping and explore the nature around you throughout the day. Many shops are located just a stone’s throw away. This is a self-catering unit, meaning that no food or drinks will be provided by the host. You can make use of the fully equipped kitchen to make tasty meals for yourself.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.48 km (3.5 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
145 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great accommodation very comfortable with all amenities included
the bathroom has a lovely hot shower
the room has beautiful details and a great and neat bathroom
always clean and tidy
neat clean and stylish
the room was clean and stylish
private quiet clean and spacious
always friendly and the place is clean and functional
awesome host thanks for the hospitality
our hosts were very nice and friendly and provided every help they could
the hosts were very hospitable and pleasant
super hosts are super hosts for a reason
annelize is a great host friendly welcoming and helpfull
great facilities location and value
this place is just gr8 and i recommend it 2 anybody going through nelspruit
i’ll return to this beautiful spot any day lovely location safe thoughtfully and stylishly decorated
the place was very nice and in a wonderful and safe location
great place to stay at loved the location and host were very easy to communicate with
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7. Roomy bungalow with mountain views (from USD 55)

Two self-catering units are up for rent here. Both rentals have splendid mountain views and are located a short drive away from the famous Kruger National Park and Panorama Route. You can look forward to a fun-filled holiday full of opportunities to bike, hike, swim, or even host a braai, which is a traditional South African barbecue. This rental is also the perfect rest stop if you are planning to continue your journey on to Mozambique.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
8.37 km (5.2 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
90 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
the place was so clean and convenient
very welcoming clean place and well maintained garden
stunning little gem with great hosts
hosts are the most amazing couple who will go to no end to make sure your stay in perfect
valerie is a great host she and her husband will do everything to make your stay very comfortable
the unit had all we needed to make meals and valerie was very helpful whenever we had enquiries
thank you valerie and johan great hosts very accomodating hosts and very clean place
valerie's place is a perfect get away from the city life
if we were closer to go from russia we would definitely come again 100% recommended
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8. Quiet and comfy vacation rental

This vacation rental is minimalistic yet luxurious. Guests will have access to a garden and swimming pool, along with barbecue facilities. Though there is only one bedroom available, a spacious kitchen and living room are part of the package. This vacation rental is located just a short drive away from both Nelspruit Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.55 km (3.5 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
67 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
dstv and wifi were good amenities were a nice touch and use of the pool was offered
the room was really nice and there was tea/coffee/milk and some rusks
beautiful room set to a hotel standard
the space is very well done & very comfortable
beautiful room in a quiet neighbourhood everything we needed
everything was impeccably clean
new spotless and beautifully decorated
comfortable and clean and stylish
amazing accommodation comfotable clean worth it
a quiet and clean airbnb with prompt and friendly communication and assistance from the host
she is an amazing host
great hospitality and very accommodating
friendly hospitality and a feeling of home away from home
celeste is a great host
celeste is a great host in every way
a wonderful stay in a handy location when travelling from panoramic/kruger to the coast
the place s in a great location and absolutely great garden and ambiance
great location a short drive from i'langa mall and other popular destinations around nelspruit
what a excellent place
a quiet secure and beautiful accommodation that is a quick 10 minutes or less to anything you’ll want
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9. Rustic cottage for an escape into nature

This rustic cottage that can sleep up to two people is located right next to the Gladdespruit River. Enjoy the sounds of birds chirping and water flowing through the river while sipping your morning coffee or tea. You might even catch a glimpse of some otters playing around the river bank! The hosts live near this vacation rental so if you need anything, they will be around to help you.

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5.36 km (3.4 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Cosy hideaway with private entrance and lush garden

This cosy hideaway is situated in a quiet area of Nelspruit and sleeps up to three guests. The vacation rental is decorated in soothing and warm tones of cream and brown. The kitchen is equipped with a kettle, toaster, microwave, and fridge so that you can make some simple meals while staying there. High-speed WiFi, a lush garden, and 24-hour security are some other amenities offered as part of the vacation rental experience. Laundry can be done at an additional charge. This is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.87 km (3.7 mi) from Emnotweni Casino
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room overlooks a beautiful garden
clean and lovely space
a very nice clean place safe and cozy
it was super clean and there she prepared small goodies for us as gesture
very clean free snacks lovely hosts
the accommodation was lovely comfortable and clean
daleen is a super host
great little spot with superb hosts
a perfect combination of a really nice place to stay and a extremely helpful host
daleen and alan are among the most wonderful hosts we have found anywhere we have been to
perfect for a weekend stay or even just an overnight very friendly hosts and very accommodating
everything was fantastic we will definitely recommend asher's place
daleen and her hb are very friendly and helpful and provide a lot of tips to the park
as always it’s a great place to stay couldn’t ask for anything more thanks again for everything
daleen place is definitely much better compare to the pic
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Great getaways in Nelspruit, South Africa

There is so much to do and also so many great places to stay in Nelspruit. Whether you are looking for a stylish apartment in the city centre or a spacious bungalow by the nature reserve, there will definitely be something for you in Nelspruit, South Africa. Be sure to keep this list handy for your next trip!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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