What’s the risk of malaria in White River?

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.

White River – the town to which Kruger’s famous warden, Stevenson-Hamilton retired

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.

Sasol Rally 2015

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.