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:

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

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Sharon van Reenen

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

Everything is really close in White River and it wasn’t long after I arrived that I caught myself thinking twice about driving ‘all the way out’ to Casterbridge!! It is only 10 minutes away – if that! I know….‪#‎facepalm‬

rosemary hall
Rose Hall
Digital Marketing & Social Media Solutions

Recent Articles:

Roy’s Twitter

We introduce White River jeweler and artist Roy Sarkin, a keen and knowledgeable birdwatcher. He’s kindly agreed to share his regular birding blogs with us.


White River Agriculture – Growing Up?

Commercial farming began in White River after the 1904 Transvaal Land Department survey of the valley and the construction of the canal. One hundred plots of land were offered for sale and citrus trees by the thousand were planted.


The Artists’ Press

Staunch supporters of South African talent, The Artists’ Press tends to restrict themselves to South African work and are enthusiastic about the substantial growth enjoyed by the print sector in SA. The industry is well supported by both collectors and galleries. “Our role,” says Mark, “is to facilitate the natural approach of each artist.”


Erven Says – Loose Change

Not being a political nor economic analyst and in fear of “fake news” and “alternative facts” I ventured to understand what it is that needs such drastic change.



It is of course family time and no different for us as the empty nest will be full up for a few days, which begs the question: “How do we do an Easter egg hunt for adults?”


BUCO Hardware and Buildware

The BUCO philosophy of genuine partnership with their customers, rather than merely serving as a warehouse for building products is best exemplified by their motto of “Let’s Build Together”.


Face and Body Synergy

Face and Body Synergy is difficult to categorise, simply because the range of services offered is so broad, no single category could hope to cover them all. But we’ll give readers an overview of what to expect, and encourage you to call in and see for yourself.



A familiar part of the landscape for years, Macadamia trees are rapidly becoming even more of a White River “Thing”. The surge of demand in China drives their rise in place of some of our surrounding Eucalyptus plantations.


Rhythm Image Dance Studio

Currently Rhythm Image has studios in Nelspruit, White River (Casterbridge, Uplands Prep & College) and Hazyview and cover all 26 styles of dance at each studio. The most popular styles are the solo styles such as Energy, Bhangra, Slow Style, Hip Hop, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Spanish.