Welcome to We Are White River

This site is about working together towards making White River the best it can be,
through promoting excellence and community.

About Us

What is “We Are White River?”

We Are White River aims to build our sense of community
and support efforts to make ours a successful, resilient and
attractive town. We invite you to share your talents, positive
ideas and energy with us.


Click below to read about our dynamic team.

Join us and be part of a proud White River!

We Are:

Connecting people, organisations and ideas through:

  • our helpful website, newsletter and brochures
  • our frequent “conversations”
  • our active Facebook page
  • supporting community events
  • linking with local organisations and charities
  • showcasing White River people and places

We Are:

Working to:

  • build a sense of pride, responsibility and fun in our town
  • attract visitors to the town and region
  • grow businesses through marketing and advice
  • Put White River on the map
  • Encourage cooperation for a positive community

Information about White River

The town of White River, situated just north of Nelspruit is the perfect spot from which to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. It is the home of numerous craftsmen and artists, and is a convenient central point for the many attractions of the Mpumalanga escarpment, with its many waterfalls, historic sites and hiking trails. The serene town serves as a gateway to the Kruger National Park and the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon, the spectacular vista of God’s Window, the cascading Mac Mac and Berlin Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Sudwala Caves, Three Rondavels and the many other natural wonders of the kaleidoscope that is Mpumalanga.

To read more about White River’s History – click here to see our page.

The town itself offers a variety of shopping centres, exquisite restaurants, places to stay and things to do.

The farms in the region produce tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber.

White River, with three irrigation dams and a number of nearby forests, is a popular holiday destination and the town is renowned for its scenic beauty.

The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. The farms tend to be relatively small but the agriculture is intensive with tropical and citrus fruits in abundance, and vegetables and cut flowers readily available.

What people say about White River:

We moved here 7 years ago and have never looked back! We have made many friends and it has been a great place for our kids.White River is full of remarkable people with loads of talent. Excellent cycling here – I just need to get on the bike more often!

Hilton Barnett
Hilton Barnett
Founder of We Are White River

Just loving your ‘We are White River (Riviera?)’.

Sharon Van Reenen White River
Sharon van Reenen

White River embodies tranquil country living surrounded by natural beauty and warm friendly down-to- earth people who enjoy a good party. One can enjoy miles and miles of magnificent walks or bicycle rides through magical forests and rolling hills. White River is perfectly located and only a 30 minute drive to the Kruger Park or to the scenic splendour of the Panorama route.

David & Jess Mortlock
Jess Mortlock

Recent Articles:

The cost of buying a property – Purchasers be aware!

It often happens that when Purchasers buy a property (especially first time buyers) they are unaware of the extent of the costs associated with the transfer of the property into their names as well as the costs associated with the registration of a bond (if applicable). Here are some important factors to consider before purchasing a property


Casterbridge Hollow

If a bit of Lowveld peace is what you are looking for, the beautiful gardens and pool deliver just that and there is absolutely no pressure to head off to the adjacent gym, although a trip to the Wellness Centre may be on your agenda. Staying in the heart of Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre means shops, art galleries, restaurants and even a cinema are a gentle stroll away.


Water wise vegetable gardens

Growing vegetables in containers really need to have good soil to thrive. Most potting mixes that you can purchase these days will be fine. However, by adding a little lime to this kind of soil you will grow better lettuces, beans, and in fact most vegetables. Add 1 heaped teaspoon of either garden lime or dolomite mixed thoroughly with 10-12 litres of soil mixture.


Round Table White River 64

Round Table in Southern Africa includes South Africa and Namibia and is described in their Orange Handbook as “Round Table Southern Africa is a non-political, non-denominational association of young men between the ages of 18 & 40, embracing representatives of nearly every profession and occupation, whose objects encompass the encouragement of high ethical standards, promotion of networking and fellowship among young professional men, the quickening of individual interest everything affecting the public welfare, the promotion of understanding amongst peoples of different cultural, language and political backgrounds.”