Top 10 Self-Catering Accommodation In Nelspruit, South Africa - Updated 2021

self catering accommodation in nelspruit

The South African city of Nelspruit was renamed Mbombela in 2009 but is still referred to by its former name. It is three and a half hour-drive to Johannesburg from Nelspruit. Pretoria, on the other hand, is a three-hour drive. One of the most popular tourist destinations from the city is the Kruger National Park, which is an hour’s drive. Here, you can experience the African bush in all its glory and watch wild elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, leopards and more in their natural environment. Travelers will also enjoy a visit to the Sudwala Caves, which is a 30-minute drive from the city. These are essentially a succession of caves in the Drakensberg escarpment, which has natural formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Tourists can try local cuisine and indulge in shopping at the i'Langa Mall. You can even take a tour of the Blyde River Canyon! Here’s a look at some self-catering accommodations in Nelspruit, South Africa, to aid you in planning the ideal getaway.

1. Victorian Guesthouse (from USD 79)

This colorful guesthouse in Nelspruit has air-conditioned bedrooms and you can use free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Some rooms also have a comfortable sitting space where guests can unwind. The rooms also have a TV, a kettle, and a fridge. The Victorian Guesthouse also has a common kitchen that guests can share to prepare meals. If you bring your own car, you can easily park it inside the premises. The self-catering accommodation is a short walk from the i’Langa Mall and the Kruger National Park is 43.5 miles (70 km) from here. The Barberton Game Reserve is 9.6 miles (15.5 km) from here.

Victorian Guest House

Address: 08 Copper Crescent, West Acres, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Facilities for disabled guests Invoice provided Free WiFi Daily housekeeping Internet services Airport shuttle Shuttle service (additional charge) Fire extinguishers

2. Be Our Guest Self-Catering (from USD 69)

This spacious self-catering apartment in Nelspruit is extremely close to the Nelspruit Nature Reserve. It has comfortable and tastefully furnished rooms. Guests can choose from the two or single bedroom apartment options. The rental also has an outdoor pool and a garden where families can relax. You can even enjoy a barbecue out on the patio. The kitchen is well-equipped and you can prepare meals easily. It also has a kettle and a toaster. The Nelspruit Golf Club and the railway station are within a 1.8-mile (3 km) radius. The i’Langa Mall is a short drive from here.

Be Our Guest Self Catering

Address: 12A Bracelet Crescent

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Outdoor pool Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Outdoor pool (all year) Internet services Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Free parking

3. LoerieRoep (from USD 56)

Surrounded by lush green foliage, this self-catering apartment is 6.8 miles (11 km) from Nelspruit. Atop a hill, LoerieRoep has a beautiful garden overlooking the mountains and offers spectacular views. The well-furnished and idyllic rental is perfect for those on business or leisure. It has one or two-bedroom apartment options, as well as a massive studio. There is also a lovely tree house, which is surrounded by Jacaranda trees. Guests would enjoy listening to the chirping of birds and should keep their camera handy to snap up pictures! The units have a well-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare meals. There is also a dining and seating area. Guests can also enjoy a barbecue with family during their stay. They can also take a day trip to the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park or nearby towns such as Sabie.


Address: Loerieroep No: 5, Sterkspruit,Mpumalanga

Room service Ironing service WiFi Available Facilities for disabled guests Non-smoking rooms Fire extinguishers Children television networks Pool with view

4. Mercure Hotel Nelspruit (from USD 76)

This hotel is perfect for those looking to visit the Kruger National Park as it is a 45-minute drive from here. The Mercure Hotel Nelspruit is in Mpumalanga center and has self-catering rooms that are spacious and perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. The tastefully decorated and modern rental has a swimming pool and a garden where you can unwind. The i’Langa Mall is a short walk from the hotel. The railway station and the Nelspruit Nature Reserve are in the vicinity.

Mercure Hotel Nelspruit

Address: Cnr N4 & Graniet Street

Fire extinguishers Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Meeting/banquet facilities Packed lunches Newspapers Family rooms Fax/photocopying Bar

5. Hummingbird's Nest (from USD 34)

This self-catering accommodation in Nelspruit has comfortable rooms. Guests need to use the shared kitchen if they wish to prepare a meal. Some rooms, however, have their own kitchen and an oven. The rooms are air-conditioned and also have a kettle. You can use the outdoor pool if you wish to go for a swim. The guesthouse also has a shared lounge and garden. Guests can easily head to the Nelspruit Nature Reserve, which is 4.3 miles (7 km) away. The i’Langa mall is a short drive from the Hummingbird’s Nest.

Hummingbird's Nest

Address: 12 Republiek Cres

Swimming pool Private parking WiFi available in all areas On-site parking Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Fire extinguishers WiFi Available Non-smoking rooms

6. Polvy Street (from USD 38)

Located in Nelspruit, this guesthouse is close to Nelspruit Nature Reserve. The property has some rooms that include a kitchen. The rooms also have an attached bathroom and a cozy seating space. The self-catering accommodation also features an outdoor pool, which is seasonal. The Barberton Game Reserve is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from the guesthouse. The Riverside Mall is 4.3 miles (7 km) away. On the other hand, the i’Langa mall is just 2.4 miles (3.8 km) from the guesthouse.

29 Polvy Street

Address: 29 Polvy Avenue

Free parking Swimming pool Air conditioning Pool/beach towels WiFi Available Shallow end On-site parking Daily housekeeping

7. Ehmke Guesthouse (from USD 41)

This guesthouse in Nelspruit is also close to the Nelspruit Nature Reserve. It has comfortable and well-furnished rooms with an attached bathroom. Some rooms even have a kitchen and are perfect for those looking for self-catering options. There is even a kettle if you want to make some tea. There is an outdoor pool, a garden and you can even enjoy a barbecue. 85 Ehmke Guesthouse is perfect for exploring popular tourist destinations such as the Barberton Game Reserve. Shopaholics can easily drive down to the i’Langa and Riverside malls.

85 Ehmke Guesthouse

Address: Ehmke Street 85

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus WiFi available in all areas Outdoor pool (all year) CCTV in common areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Non-smoking throughout Outdoor pool Process in place to check health of guests

8. Sheba Rock Guesthouse (from USD 39)

Just a few minutes away from Nelspruit center, this self-catering accommodation has comfortable rooms that are clean. The units also boast a sofa and a TV. There is also a fridge, crockery and a microwave that guests can use during their stay at the guesthouse. The communal kitchen is well-equipped. Guests can park their car on the premises for free. You can also enjoy a barbecue and unwind in the garden. Several eateries and shops are in the vicinity. Kruger National Park’s Malelane Gate is 43.5 miles (70 km) away, whereas the Numbi Gate is closer and 37.3 miles (60 km) from here.

Sheba Rock Guesthouse

Address: 12 Mandulia Street

Parking Terrace Security alarm Private check-in/check-out Contactless check-in/check-out Shared kitchen Express check-in/check-out Plunge pool

9. Francolin Lodge (from USD 107)

This scenic and luxurious guesthouse is in Mbombela city center. The rooms are spacious and have a private balcony where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. You have access to an attached bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette. The Francolin Lodge also has a swimming pool and an outdoor area where guests can smoke. Enjoy local cuisine at the Orange Restaurant or a drink on the terrace. You can even request for airport shuttle service. The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens is a 15-minute drive from the property. Kruger National Park’s Numbi Gate is 39.1 miles (63 km) from here.

Francolin Lodge

Address: 4 Du Preez Street

Free parking Facilities for disabled guests Massage Designated smoking area WiFi Available Safety deposit box Themed dinner nights Room service

10. Pensão Guest Lodge (from USD 49)

This self-catering rental in Nelspruit is in the Sonheuwel district. The Pensão Guest Lodge has an earthy vibe and has modern interiors. There are plenty of air-conditioned room options to choose from, including the one with a spa bath! You could also opt for the three-bedroom chalet. You can watch TV in the room or lounge on the sofas. If you’re up for a swim, head to the outdoor pool. You also get access to free Wi-Fi and private parking is available on the premises. Some apartments have a kitchen, which boasts a microwave and oven. Else, guests can use the shared kitchen to prepare meals. The rental also has a terrace and a garden. The Nelspruit Nature Reserve is very near. The Crocodile River is 9.3 miles (15 km) away.

Pensão Guest Lodge

Address: 11 Magda Street, Sonheuwel

Daily housekeeping Air conditioning Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Heating Private check-in/check-out Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Private parking Garden

Explore the vibrant city of Nelspruit

There are plenty of experiences and memories to be made when in Nelspruit. You can head to several game and nature reserves when in the city. If watching wildlife is not on your bucket list, check out the Sudwala Caves that are a sight to behold!

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