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:

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

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Rose Hall
Digital Marketing & Social Media Solutions

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

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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.

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Jess Mortlock

Recent Articles:

Dr Hein Van Wyk

Dr van Wyk is truly making a difference in his patient’s lives and this will surely continue as research in the field improves. This small-town doctor is making big strides in the field of stem-cell therapy and therefore gets our vote for being a “White River Star”.


64 Coolmore

Carl and Megan van der Merwe are renowned in White River for the convivial, relaxed eating they delivered at the restaurant they founded, Fez. Their new venture, 64 Coolmore, combines Megan’s sophisticated chic décor style with Carl’s eclectic cooking to offer White Riverian’s a place to enjoy good, slow cooked food combined with a comfortable, luxe ambiance.



Visitors love returning to the guest house at the end of a long day where they then get to enjoy dinner in the open air boma while they recount their experiences with like-minded visitors.


Da Loose Mongoose

Her vision is of a delightful country restaurant in a lovely garden setting where honest, simple food is served at tables nestling in dappled shade under the magnificent trees. A place where mums and dads sink into their seats with a relieved sigh as the kids disappear towards the yonder entertainment area


Pinehurst Place

Pinehurst Place comprises four spacious, comfortable self-catering units that are fully serviced, sleep two and have a host of convenient facilities included. Want to watch the rugby while you throw a steak on the braai? The flat screen TV with full DSTV and a Weber braai in each unit do the job. Need to catch up with some business emails? Pinehurst place has Wi-Fi!



On the 7th October 2016 the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act 2011 (Act 9 of 2011) came into force. The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) was established in terms of this act with the aim of providing an alternative, impartial and transparent service for the resolution of unresolved disputes in community schemes and to ensure their good governance.



Today, Daleen and her mother Mats are hands-on and Bedmat has adapted to changing times. Daleen has embarked upon an ambitious expansion plan, opening a branch in Nelspruit as well as in White River town and begun an online service. “It’s personal for us,” Daleen says, “we’re not working for anybody else.” Their traditional business is strongly repeat based, often the third generation of Eddie’s original customers are still shopping at Bedmat.


Phat Boys Beer House

The wide variety of craft beer both bottled and on tap makes Phat Boys stand out from other local pubs, so if you are looking to sip a Dragon Fiery Ginger, a Darling Slow or a Stellenbrau Jonkers Weiss this is your place.