The Gateway to the Lowveld, the Kruger and Mozambique

All three of our Nelspruit hotels reflect the Tsogo Sun focus on timeless hospitality, contemporary finishes and a warm welcome. The 109 rooms at Southern Sun Emnotweni and the 115 rooms at StayEasy Emnotweni are well appointed and styled thoughtfully in earthy tones.

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Our Hotels in Nelspruit

All three of our Nelspruit hotels reflect the Tsogo Sun focus on timeless hospitality, contemporary finishes and a warm welcome. The 109 rooms at Southern Sun Emnotweni and the 115 rooms at StayEasy Emnotweni are well appointed and styled thoughtfully in earthy tones. Of course, style is nothing without home comforts and modern amenities, so each room has complimentary WiFi, DStv and 18-hour room service.  

Of our three Nelspruit hotels, StayEasy Emnotweni offers accommodation with an emphasis on being contemporary and business-friendly destination, Southern Sun Emnotweni is for guests who are looking for something even more sophisticated and SUN1 Nelspruit offers guests absolute affordability. SUN1 Nelspruit doesn’t compromise on comfort or providing guests with all the basics they need. This hotel is all about free WiFi, rooms that can sleep 3, bottomless coffee served in a relaxed public area and a tasty breakfast for a tasty price.  

Whether you are passing through Nelspruit enroute to Mozambique or planning on some game viewing in the Kruger National Park, you will find our Nelspruit hotels convenient, welcoming and great value. 

Visit Nelspruit

Nelspruit is the gateway to the Lowveld, Mozambique and of course, the Kruger National Park.  A 2-hour drive will take you into Mozambique, an hour will put you at one of Kruger’s gates and the Lowveld is on your doorstep. 

The Lowveld makes up part of a uniquely African landscape of subtropical savanna that stretches into Zimbabwe, Zambia and towards the equator. The Kruger National Park needs little in the way of introduction, but for safari first-timers, the Kruger is regarded as one of the best African wildlife experiences on the entire continent. With the added convenience of the modern infrastructure in Nelspruit, an authentic African game viewing experience doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comforts or head deep into the bush on a month long trek!

Just 30 minutes from Nelspruit is Kaapsehoop, a quaint town built during the gold rush, that’s now known for its bird life and the wild horses that roam freely in and around the town.

As the capital of the Mpumalanga province, Nelspruit has great shopping, easy access by air or road and a number of important commercial, sporting and educational institutions. With a diverse appeal for nature lovers, history buffs, adventurers and business visitors, Nelspruit welcomes you to the Lowveld. 

Our Top Recommendations

  • The Kruger National Park
    Popular with tourists from around the world, this nature reserve is a must-visit. Observe up close and personal the untamed beauty of the African wild and try and spot the famous ‘Big Five.’ It is only an hour’s drive from Nelspruit.
  • Sudwala Caves
    Be sure to book a visit to these caves which are about 26 minutes away from Nelspruit. Here you will have the special opportunity to enjoy a tour through some of the oldest caves in the world. Once a month they offer something very special and challenging - the 5-hour long Crystal Tour, where you will get to crawl through mud, water and tunnels to get to a layer of crystals. 
  • Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary 
    Only 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, inside the Umhloti Nature Reserve, is a very special Chimpanzee paradise. It is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, and one of the leading institutes in the world.  The chimpanzee sanctuary rescues chimpanzees and takes care of them in semi-wild enclosures. 

Emnotweni Casino

An exciting hub for business and leisure tourists, the Emnotweni Casino is situated in a prime location in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. The casino forms part of an integrated, multi-use development, including the picturesque Nelsprui...

Southern Sun Emnotweni

Just 20 minutes from Nelspruit’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and adjacent to the Emnotweni Casino and Riverside Mall, Southern Sun Emnotweni lies in scenic sub-tropical gardens bordering the Lowveld Botanical ...

StayEasy Emnotweni

Just 20 minutes from Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and adjacent to the Emnotweni Casino and Riverside Mall outside Nelspruit, this 115 en-suite room hotel provides an ideal overnight stopover for travellers ...


Explorers is a family restaurant ideal for those looking for delicious dining with convenient access to the Riverside Mall, movies or Emnotweni casino. Enjoy daily buffets for the whole family or their renowned lamb curry and c...

Mon - Thu: 09h00 – 22h00
Fri - Sat: 09h00 – 22h00
Sun: 09h00 – 22h00


The GlassBar is a trendy restaurant and cocktail bar that flanks the Emnotweni Arena and features beautiful floor to ceiling windows, offering guests sweeping views of the city. An ideal venue to enjoy after-work sun downers, p...

Mon - Thu: 07h00 – 00h00
Fri - Sat: 07h00 – 02h00
Sun: 07h00 – 00h00
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