Dudu remains the friendly face of Africa Joy assisting locals choose gifts and tourists to find special something to remind them of their Lowveld travels. Dudu encourages regular customers to join the Africa Joy Customer Loyalty Card system which rewards their spending with a discount voucher from time to time.
Caterworld is known for their passion for the White River community and they often help with functions at old age homes, Care Buddies, Hospice, SPCA etc. They believe that they have to give back to the community in order to be successful themselves.
In conclusion to all budding ecommerce entrepreneurs, “Do things that don’t scale” (Reid Hoffman, co-founder LinkedIn) and focus on one service or product and allow the market to determine your complementary and substitute products.
Lowveld Vet, previously known as Vet@Casterbridge recently moved to Palm Street from their Casterbridge premises. They have expanded hugely and can now provide a 24-hour around the clock monitoring and emergency service to your furry friends. T
Thabo calls White River home and he matriculated at our highly regarded Uplands College. He loves local and his message to businesses here is to think big, which he certainly does. Could Abeba Tech be part of the digitization of the South African business flower market? That’s Thabo’s “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”.
Susan and Nicky offer a more exclusive and individualized service in providing spectacles, contact lenses and other visual aids. Please pop in, or make an appointment and take care of your eye health.
Bagdad Market, held monthly every 2nd Saturday, is a great showcase of locally grown and produced products. You are sure to find a gift, flowers, superb deli items and more while you browse. Organisers Sue and Rowena are very conscious about supporting local entrepreneurs of all ages, and support a local charity each month as well. Can you think of a more worthwhile place to spend your moola?
Mopani staff and customers will, however, gladly add Rob Gibbs as the fifth pillar because his enormous heart for the community is legendary.
White River Garden Pavilion is a lush corner of colour and tranquillity; the perfect place to escape for a cup of tea or a light lunch and to meander along the verdant arrangements of plants. Dally a while sniffing fragrant herbs and flowers and reclaim a little bit of your soul back from the general daily rush.
Chalkboard signs simply mention berries, flowers and veggies and the gates are wide open but, being polite Saffers, few venture through the portal. Oh, how you should. The understated entrance belies the enchanting ‘honesty’ fresh produce shop within.