Nelspruit (Mbombela) is usually the first stopping point for visitors to the magnificent game parks and luxurious resorts and hotels of Mpumalanga. It is a beautiful city filled with all the modern conveniences, including a large eight-theatre, casino-come-mall complex, and surrounded by lush hills, rolling savannah and fruit plantations. On the way into Nelspruit, you cannot miss Halls Estate and its mega-roadside store, which is a Mecca for lovers of all things fruity and nutty. The shop stocks a huge variety of jams marmalades preserves liqueurs fresh fruit nuts and unusual plants. Nelspruit is the gateway to Kruger National Park and its private concessions as well as the small Lowveld towns such as Hazyview Sabie, White River and Kaapsehoop, with its misty visage and wild horses. A crocodile farm, cultural village, dinosaur Park, and the Sudwala caves are located close by for encounters with all things ancient and mysterious. With its many attractions, central location, friendly locals and pleasant weather, Nelspruit is the perfect introduction to Lowveld living.