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

rosemary hall
Rose Hall
Digital Marketing & Social Media Solutions

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:

Simon Sutherland

Through Rotary Simon has got stuck into many community projects ranging from sponsoring the SAPS monthly officer awards, assisting the SPCA, fundraising for various schools, to feeding orphans. Through the hotel he assists the local Hospice, Ma Esther’s orphanage, the local MOTHS, Laapeng centre, Millenum, Hlokomela Centre and the Children in Distress with Manna Church.

Details

Century 21

Royden enthusiastically describes Century 21 as THE most recognised brand in the industry. Thanks to their website traffic, an industry leader, the company increases their views, leads and phone calls for their agents. No wonder they are such a happy bunch!

Details

DI’S WINDOW ON THE WORLD

The reality is change starts with us. Within us. By showing kindness and compassion to yourself, patience with yourself, love to yourself, you will in turn begin to share this with those around you.

Details

Casterbridge Animal Hospital

Recognising that pets have owners who regard their fur babies as biological kin, Graeme and his wife Daniela Spath brought the knowledge they’d gleaned from five years working at a veterinary practice in the UK to White River. And believe us, forget any ideas you have about domestic animal care – Casterbridge Animal Hospital is light years away from the standard veterinary practise.

Details

Sabie Valley Coffee

Sabie Valley Coffee offers four different roasts of their variety of Malawian beans from subtle to lively and robust. Pick your passion for a flavoursome sip to an energy kick!

Details

University of Mpumalanga – Building the Future

Mr Themba Manana, Director: Marketing and Communication at the university says UMP is focused on providing tertiary education to meet the needs of South Africa and they benchmark themselves against the best universities not only in South Africa but abroad. “We need to offer programmes that teach skills which are needed by the country,” he states.

Details

New Year Resolutions – or, Love and Hate in White River.

We Are White River is determined to get folks out and about being the best community they can be. Yes, that can involve a little trip outside the usual rut and comfort zones we huddle in but we can promise, hand on hearts, that as we enter our third year of business we’re beginning to ride a wave of public enthusiasm. People are dipping their toes into the community pond and we love watching the delight on their faces as they discover that playing new roles and getting involved in projects benefitting us all gives them pleasure beyond their effort.

Details

New Year Resolutions – or, Love and Hate in White River.

We Are White River is determined to get folks out and about being the best community they can be. Yes, that can involve a little trip outside the usual rut and comfort zones we huddle in but we can promise, hand on hearts, that as we enter our third year of business we’re beginning to ride a wave of public enthusiasm.

Details

Golf in White River – Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen and his wife Laura moved to the White River Country Estate in January 2008 with their daughters Victoria and Jamie-Lee. They fell in love with the lifestyle, saying it’s a wonderful and natural environment in which to raise their family.

Details