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Dinosaur Park

The Dinosaur Park is situated next to the Sudwala Caves, 30 minutes drive from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa.The museum displays life size models of pre-historic animals, ranging from amphibious reptiles, dinosaurs, pre-historic mammals, pre-historic man and more. The models were artistically and realistically sculpted by Jan van Zijl
The park is set in a lush sub-tropical forest garden and has live Nile Crocodiles on display. There is also a viewing deck with fantastic views over the Rainforest Valley.

GZ Adventures

GZ Adventures has taken over the Mankele Mountain Bike Park. They still offer everything that Mankele did but have added much more. Their main aim is to provide fun adventure activities within a safe, controlled outdoor environment.  With a huge variety of activities and accommodation options for the whole family to enjoy, this is fast becoming South Africa’s favourite adventure playground.
Situated in the heart of Mpumalanga at the foot of the escarpment. With beautiful surroundings of tropical forests, open grass lands, rivers, dams, ravines, mountains and breath taking views. There is something for everyone to enjoy https://groundzeroadventures.com

Chimp Eden

See dozens of rescued chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden, followed by a trip to Lowveld Botanical Gardens. Depart from Hazyview—outside of Kruger National Park—on this full-day tour that begins with a visit to ‘Chimp Eden,’ Meet individual chimps, experience feeding time and watch these playful primates interact in a forested sanctuary. Following lunch (own expense) spend time exploring Nelspruit’s Lowveld Botanical Gardens, home to one of the largest collections of South African trees and hundreds of various birds that flock here for the natural vegetation. https://www.chimpeden.com

Botanical gardens

The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a magnificent array of nature’s treasures. The two rivers create spectacular waterfalls which give this Garden its visually spectacular character. https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/lowveld/overview