Destination guide

Take in the tropical beauty of Mbombela

Enjoy the jazz and other features of Mbombela. This city's parks, safari tours and gardens draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Mbombela

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mbombela a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Leopard Creek Country Club (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Nelspruit Golf Club (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Perry's Bridge Reptile Park (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Mbombela

Travellers enjoy Mbombela for its parks, gardens and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mbombela is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kruger National Park Numbi Gate (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Phabeni Gate, Kruger National Park (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Kruger National Park Malelane Gate (26.9 mi / 43.2 km)
  • Sudwala Caves (26.9 mi / 43.3 km)
  • Lowveld National Botanical Garden (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Nelspruit Private Nature Reserve (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Mbombela

The nearest airport is in Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.), located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city centre.

What are the top holiday rentals in Mbombela?

Whether you're planning an adventurous break with friends or a romantic trip with your darling, one of these top holiday rentals in Mbombela is sure to entice you:

  • "Luxury Private Villa For 6 Guests": If you're looking for someplace in White River with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include books and a washing machine.
  • "Cambalala - Unit 1 - Luxury Self Catering Holiday Rental In Kruger Park Lodge": Located in Hazyview, this popular getaway has 3 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities. Cable/satellite TV services and a phone are just a couple you'll find here.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Mbombela holiday rental for you.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Mbombela?

A romantic weekend getaway in Mbombela is a surefire way to rekindle the passion. Light some candles, take your boo by the hand and watch the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "Luxury Private Villa For 6 Guests" in White River. Massage services and beauty services are just two of the nice touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, plan a loved-up weekend break at "Cambalala - Unit 1 - Luxury Self Catering Holiday Rental In Kruger Park Lodge". Located in Hazyview, it offers air conditioning, daily housekeeping services and other highlights.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Mbombela?

When it comes to who you go on holiday with, we believe the more the merrier. If you're looking for somewhere with space for family and friends, one of these large group holiday rentals in Mbombela could be your ideal escape:

  • "Belgrace Boutique Hotel | Hotel With Heart": Featuring 8 bedrooms, this top option in White River has plenty of room for you and all your friends and family. Amenities like a swimming pool and a garden are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Woodlands Guest House “tranquillity…luxury…make Yourself At Home": You'll get your team's nod of approval at this Hazyview option which comes with a swimming pool, a garden and more. It has 7 bedrooms that will easily sleep everyone on your invitation list.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in Mbombela?

At Vrbo, we have places that are large enough to fit the extended branches of your family tree. And if you'd prefer not to invite those strange second cousins, just stretch out and enjoy the extra space! Here are some of our favourite large family holiday rentals in Mbombela:

  • Located in Nelspruit, "Upmarket Accommodation In Award Winning Golf Resort Near The Kruger Park" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Quality amenities at this sizable retreat include towels and a swimming pool.
  • Another wonderful option is "Belgrace Boutique Hotel | Hotel With Heart". Situated in White River, this excellent escape boasts 8 bedrooms and lots of great amenities including towels and daily housekeeping services. It can fit up to 20 guests.

Seeking some local excitement? There are lots of family-friendly attractions in Mbombela to visit, like Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Perry's Bridge Reptile Park is also a hit with families.

Are there one-bedroom holiday rentals in Mbombela?

If you're travelling alone or with a few others and don't need a lot of space, a single-bedroom holiday rental will be just the ticket. Enjoy a break with all the comforts of home at one of these properties in Mbombela:

  • Spend a few days or longer at "Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat" and find out why this one-bedroom rental in Marloth Park is a hit with many guests. A chef and a swimming pool are just some of the conveniences that help make this getaway a standout.
  • Another appealing holiday property is "Two Falls View - Self Catering Guesthouse" in Sabie. A kitchen and a balcony are just some of its handy amenities.

Can I find two-bedroom holiday rentals in Mbombela?

From cosy cabins to luxurious condos, we've got two-bedroom holiday rentals to suit every budget and style. Below are some of our favourite options in Mbombela:

  • Shift straight into getaway mode at "Tulela Cottage, Charming Lowveld Bushveld". Mountain views and a garden are among the many great amenities you'll have at your fingertips at this two-bedroom retreat in Nelspruit.
  • "2 Bedroom Self Catering Cottage In White River" is another enticing option. Make the most of a kitchen, a garden and other conveniences at this Nelspruit property.

What are the best three-bedroom holiday rentals in Mbombela?

It feels so good to be part of a big group of family or friends — that is, until it comes time to look for a holiday property that'll fit everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has plenty of three-bedroom options in Mbombela that'll put out the welcome mat for your crew:

  • Create some precious new memories with your travel companions at "Luxury Private Villa For 6 Guests". Located in White River, this place comes with a swimming pool and a garden.
  • "Cambalala - Unit 1 - Luxury Self Catering Holiday Rental In Kruger Park Lodge" in Nelspruit is another excellent three-bedroom retreat. During your stay here, you'll have access to a kitchen, a garden and more.

Are there holiday rentals with fire pits in Mbombela?

If you love to listen to the crackle of a campfire but want all the homey comforts you're used to, a rental property with a fire pit is an excellent option. Bring the marshmallows and huddle together in front of the fire at one of these great escapes in Mbombela:

  • Enjoy a few days of outdoor fun at "Luxury Private Villa For 6 Guests". As well as a fire pit, this getaway in White River comes with a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Or, get comfy at "Kruger Mountain Tented Camp", which also offers guests the use of a fire pit. Other amenities at this popular property in Nelspruit include a firepit and a kitchen.