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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.
At a recent conference on diversity we spent some time on the issue of how we see people. A question was asked about what one should do when one has to interact with people with whom we strongly disagree about core issues.Details
As you age, the body’s ability to process nutrients decreases but it’s never too late to push back cognitive decline. By adding certain foods to your diet and avoiding processed foods (white bread, maize meal, sugar and fried foods) you can help your brain to function optimally.Details
What do they do? Petra recognises that children, whether from poor or affluent societies, are often the most neglected population group in the world. At the same time, what children learn and experience in their early years influences their thinking and decision making for life.Details
Yes, there is always air conditioner but many people can’t sleep in a frigid, sealed room and under those conditions you can’t enjoy a summer indulgence – floral fragrances seeping into the bedroom through open windows, the feel of soft, warm air on your face and best of all, the orchestra of night sounds from insects, frogs and birds.Details
Blessed with ample grounds and a strong borehole, Lucy Ngobeni and her team of helpers are planting up the vegetable garden. In between the mango and pawpaw trees, neat rows of spinach, beetroot, onions, lettuce, cabbages, peppers, chillis and butternut promise an abundant return in the months to come.Details
Fruit-wise, apples, Cape gooseberries, coconuts (also a good oil to cook with), dates, guavas, grapefruit, naartjies, oranges, paw paws, pineapples, pears, sweet melon, strawberries lemons (get your daily dose by adding a slice to your glass of water. Or your evening G n T!), nectarines, bananas and avocados. Great, we have plenty of avos around us, filled with healthy oil (we should be cooking with avo oil as well) and they are delicious in breakfast smoothies, on pizza and salads and prepared a heap of other ways as well. Lovely to see Lowveld fruit crops such as grapefruit, naartjies, oranges, paw paws, lemons, guavas and bananas are in season now.Details
Sophie envisions changing social attitudes to repairing rather than dumping broken goods, and pushing manufacturers to build goods to last and to be repairable. This would include a spare parts sales business, as anyone who’s tried to replace a part on an appliance will appreciate being able to buy these products. My 20 month old mobile phone was referred to by a chuckling young Vodacom assistant as ‘obsolete’ when I wanted to buy a new cover for it recently. ‘No, we don’t keep stock of accessories for such old items.’ Grrrrr.Details