Every time I drive into White River down the R538 Numbi Gate road (fondly referred to as “Pothole Alley”) I am struck by how the town nestles amongst the hills and I often think that all it needs is some snow on them there hills and it would look just like a little Swiss town.
Malaria remains a risk throughout the Lowveld. The degree of risk fluctuates seasonally, higher in the summer when it rains and there are puddles of water in which the Anopheles mosquito can breed; lower in winter. The peak incidence months are usually March and April, as the incubation period is 7-14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The level of risk is certainly higher in the Kruger Park and the Onderberg/Nkomazi, where the average temperatures are higher, but remember that mosquitos can be transported in vehicles out of the park to White River and Nelspruit. Trying to put a percentage to the risk level is meaningless.
Peter Knoop – From Farmer to White River’s Grocer
Peter Knoop arrived in South Africa from Germany in 1951, his pragmatic father insisting that Peter should emigrate for a better life than offered in post war Germany. At that time, there was very little schooling in Germany and English wasn’t taught at school.
There are 27 000 indigenous plant species and 9000 exotic or alien species (i.e. Plants that come from foreign lands) in South Africa. Only 348 of the 9000 foreign plant species in SA are deemed to be problem invader aliens.
Colonel James Stevenson-Hamilton was appointed warden of the Sabie Nature Reserve in 1902 until his retirement in 1946 at the age of 80. In 1926, the reserve was expanded and renamed, becoming what is today our world famous Kruger National Park. This is not news to many, but what may come as a surprise is the long history the Stevenson- Hamilton family has in White River.
The Casterbridge Music Development Academy is a non-profit organisation that opened its doors in 2010. The idea being to provide a platform for local children, especially from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, to develop an interest in music and the performing arts.
The CSC (Christian Social Council / CMR, Christelik Maatskaplike Raad) is a Christian based welfare organisation that has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 100 years.
Slabbert and Williams is a family based practice that aims to ensure you function at your optimum capacity. Chiropractic treatment aims to find the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.
The Sasol Rally, is an international rally racing event organised by the South African Motorsport Club based in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. The event is a round of the African Rally Championship and the South African Rally Championship.
Joy cycles about three times a week, but the wistful look on her face reveals her desperate wish for more time to spend in the saddle.