Named after Alkmaar in the Netherlands, which is well known for its traditional cheese market, Alkmaar in the Kruger National Park & Lowveld region of Mpumalanga is a hamlet on the Crocodile River, about 15km west of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Nelspruit accommodation is the perfect resting point before venturing into the Kruger Park, and if you are staying over in Nelspruit, you will find plenty of luxuriously appointed Nelspruit Bed & Breakfast accommodation available, as well as Star Graded Nelspruit Self Catering Cottage accommodation situated in the heart of Nelspruit. While you're in Nelspruit, the Crocodile River Enviro Park is well worth a visit with its fascinating displays of turtles, crocodiles, snakes and lizards. Alive with indigenous trees and ancient cycads, the Lowveld Botanical Garden is reason enough to visit Nelspruit, as its tropical African rainforest is a world first for the Mpumalanga Lowveld Garden.
If your next stop is the internationally acclaimed Kruger National Park (66km from Nelspruit accommodation, & 80km from Alkmaar accommodation), be sure to visit the Where to Stay Lowveld, Kruger National Park accommodation page for amazing Kruger National Park Bush Lodge accommodation.
In the area of Kruger National Park, Alkmaar may appear to be among the Kruger National Park & Lowveld's least visited places, with other destinations in the Mpumalanga area such as Nelspruit accommodation and White River accommodation more popular, but Alkmaar has its own claim to fame. Alkmaar in Kruger Park area is where you go on a "nut safari", as it's part of Mpumalanga's "macadamia land". Two million macadamia trees heavy with fruit are spread across Mpumalanga between Hazyview and Barberton, and it appears that the 'nuts' are taking over the Kruger National Park & Lowveld.
In the Alkmaar Kruger Park area you'll find cottages nestled in orchards, gourmet farm-to-table produce, and charming picturesque scenery, and for the adventurer, the renowned Alkmaar Farm 4x4 trail will take you through some of the most beautiful terrain in the Alkmaar Kruger National Park & Lowveld. For the motocross follower, the Mpumalanga Alkmaar Raceway is a world class motocross venue, which has hosted the World Motocross Grand Prix.
Alkmaar Farm also caters for those who enjoy hiking and mountain biking, and the wildlife enthusiast will enjoy the Kruger National Park & Lowveld game viewing opportunities. Fishing and Mpumalanga kayaking are also popular pastimes for those visiting Alkmaar.
The nearby town of Kaapsche Hoop (15.80km from Alkmaar), is an area of scenic beauty known for its wild horses. With its misty mountains, this old gold mining town is a popular tourist destination - a haven of Mpumalanga peace and tranquillity. Kaapsche Hoop's fabulous local restaurants, quaint shops and loads of Kaapsche Hoop accommodation (Kaapse Hoop) makes for the perfect holiday. Nestled on the edge of the Mpumalanga escarpment, you'll find Star Graded Kaapsche Hoop Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Kaapsche Hoop Gastehuis (Kaapse Hoop), and Kaapsche Hoop Self Catering Cottage accommodation (Kaapse Hoop) on an avocado and pecan nut farm. For more info on these superb establishments, see the Where to Stay Kaapsche Hoop accommodation (Kaapse Hoop) page.
While in Kaapsche Hoop, Mpumalanga, take the Kaapsehoop Escarpment Walk, and hike through a maze of unusual rock formations, and you'll find yourself at the edge of the Kruger National Park & Lowveld Mpumalanga escarpment with jaw dropping views.
Just a little further afield from Alkmaar accommodation you'll find the town of White River (22.62km from Alkmaar), a favourite holiday destination for both locals and foreigners looking to enjoy the beauty of the Kruger National Park & Lowveld Crocodile River Valley. Home to numerous craftsmen and Mpumalanga artists, White River Kruger Park Area is also a great base from which to explore the waterfalls, historic sites and hiking trails of the Mpumalanga escarpment, and is in close proximity to the Kruger National Park.
In White River, stay in Star Graded White River Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the White River 18 hole championship parkland golf course, which also boasts excellent tennis, squash, cricket and hockey facilities, with an outstanding swimming pool adjacent to the clubhouse. Select Kruger Park, White River Bush Lodge accommodation which can be found on game farms in the beautiful surroundings of the Kruger National Park & Lowveld, or choose White River Self Catering Cottage accommodation set among beautiful indigenous trees and bustling birdlife. Go see the Where to Stay White River accommodation page for more options.
Things to do near Alkmaar, Kruger Park Area
The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga, Sudwala Valley (17.3 km from Alkmaar), are considered the oldest known caves in the world, with a deep system of caverns lying in the Kruger National Park & Lowveld Mpumalanga region. Formed over a period of 3 000 million years, the Sudwala Caves caves capture an era when the Sudwala Caves was a shallow inland sea.
Visit on the last Saturday of the month, and join one of the popular Sudwala Caves Crystal Tours inside the deeper chambers. You will be required to crawl through some sections, so be prepared to get wet. There's also a Sudwala Caves Dinosaur Park, and the kids will love the life-size monsters guarding the cave entrance.
Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit (10.7 km from Alkmaar) was constructed for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, and can comfortably seat 40,000 people with excellent views from all positions. Situated eight kilometres north of Nelspruit, it's the closest venue to the hugely popular Kruger National Park.
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Suitable Alkmaar accommodation can also be found near: Nelspruit accommodation (13.53km from Alkmaar ), Kaapsche Hoop accommodation (15.80km from Alkmaar) White River accommodation (22.62km from Alkmaar).
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