Welcome to We Are White River

This website aims to promote our town and the region by providing helpful information & advice.
We invite you to explore and learn about the interesting people, places, activities and history.
The site is a guide for both locals & tourists to the region.
Please contact us for opportunities to advertise on the site & on our phone App.

White River, Mpumalanga

The serene town of White River, situated in the Mpumalanga province just north of Nelspruit, is the perfect spot from which to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. This includes the world famous Kruger National Park, many other game reserves and also the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon; God’s Window and numerous waterfalls on the escarpment.
White River is the home of numerous craftsmen and artists, exquisite restaurants and places to stay . There is plenty to do and the area is central to some of the best cycling and hiking trails.
White River is easily accessible via a good road network (either self drive or tour bus) and a well-connected airport just 15 minutes away. The cooler climate & higher altitude make it a good option for a base for a safari (game reserves are 25minutes away). Add to this the good schools and facilities and you get a great place to live.

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

What is “We Are White River?”

We Are White River aims to build a strong sense of community and pride and we support efforts to make ours a successful, resilient and attractive town. Economic, social and environmental resilience are key themes.

Join us and be a part of a proud White River!

We are connecting people, organisations and ideas through:

  • our helpful website, newsletter and brochures
  • our “WR Conversations”
  • our active Facebook page, directory & Smartphone App

We are putting White River on the map and we invite you to share your talents, positive ideas and energy with us.

Click below to read more about We Are White River’s Membership.

Recent Articles:

Drive the Big 5

Beginning as a specialist in scuba diving safaris, and based in White River, it was a natural transition to “marry” a wildlife safari and become Dive the Big 5 in 1996. The ‘offspring’ division, Transfers and Tours, grew to adulthood and focuses on providing transfers from Kruger Mpumalanga International airport near White River, Eastgate airport in Hoedspruit and Skukuza airport in the Kruger National Park to the Lowveld lodges and hotels. They also transport clients from Johannesburg and Pretoria to various Lowveld destinations.



On a planet filled with over 7 billion people, our deepest desire is to belong. To feel like we matter. To be seen. It may explain why selfies, reality shows and You Tube videos are so popular. Our 15 minutes of fame on social media.


Freyja Holistic Wellness and Day Spa

The team are unique in the industry as they are not beauticians but therapists. They help you find peace and balance, whether you’ve chosen to enjoy a full body massage or a Spa Pedicure. The Freyja team pride themselves in offering the highest quality therapy in a hygienic, discreet and serene environment. Freyja offers peace and tranquillity where you can unravel and leave all your worries while receiving truly healing pamper therapy.


Re/Max Lifestyle Estates

Specializing in security estates sales in White River, Kim says that her passion is to match the right buyer with the right seller to make both parties happy.


Training Edge

There is something for everyone at the Training Edge – with dedicated space for services such as circuit, aerobics, spinning, free weight- and cardio-areas, as well as a functional training area in the gym. Classes offered in their studios include Tae-Bo, Yoga and Pilates