2013-06-25 14:31
Formerly known as Nelspruit, Mbombela is the capital of the Mpumalanga province and is located on the Crocodile River. Mbombela is on the Maputo Corridor, a major trade route linking Johannesburg to Maputo in Mozambique.

It is an agricultural hub for north-eastern South Africa where the subtropical climate and fertile soils provide perfect conditions for growing citrus and tropical fruits. The city is also a major stopover point for tourists travelling to Kruger National Park and Mozambique.

Mbombela has a population of approximately 750 000. The Kruger Mpumalanga Airport services the region. A humid subtropical climate is prevalent with mild winters and warm summers.


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