Sudwala Dinosaur Park

The Sudwala Dinosaur Park is situated 35 km outside Mbombela (Nelspruit) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

The Museum can be found next to the Sudwala Caves and is set in lush sub-tropical forest gardens. On display are life size models of pre-historic animals. These include Dinosaurs, pre-historic mammals, pre-historic man, ancient reptiles and amphibious reptiles. Also on display are live Nile Crocodiles, not much changed from their ancient relatives. Monkeys and tropical birds add to the atmosphere of a true tropical forest.

This Park cum Museum makes a great outing for kids and parents, both exciting and educational. Plenty of photo opportunities as visitors can walk right up and touch the models!

Things to do and see

  • Viewing deck of Rain Forest Valley
  • Life Size Sculptures
  • Nile Crocodiles
  • Sudwala Caves
  • Fish Spa (adjacent to the Museum)
  • Curio Shop
  • Restaurant & Coffee Shop


Open Monday to Sunday 08h30 to 17h00

An admission Fee is charged. Please contact the Museum directly to confirm pricing.


Nelspruit experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 17˚C and 29˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 23˚C.


There are Domestic flights into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on a daily basis. Car rental companies are available for easy access around the area and it will take approximately 27 minutes (27.5 km) from the Airport to Nespruit.

Road trips from Johannesburg to Nelspruit will take approximately three and a half hours (358 km) via the N12 and N4 Routes.

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