The spacious guest house can be rented out in its entirety or one can stay in one of the four bedrooms. Jelani is entirely self-catering and all rooms have coffee making facilities, as well as air conditioning.
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.
Set in country surroundings just 5 km out of White River on Sheffield Estate, Heuglins offers guests birding, fishing and swimming. Golfers can enjoy the adjacent White River Golf Course while cyclists and paddlers will revel in the surrounding plantations and dams.
Nut Grove Manor offers first class accommodation in a historical colonial country setting. The owners pride themselves on their exceptional service and meeting every guest’s expectations. And besides offering superb accommodation, Nut Grove is available as a venue hire.
“Every guest that sets foot in here should enjoy the feeling of being at home,” Tanja says. “That means they should feel comfy enough to put their feet on the coffee table or fall asleep on one of the couches.”
Visitors love returning to the guest house at the end of a long day where they then get to enjoy dinner in the open air boma while they recount their experiences with like-minded visitors.
Pinehurst Place comprises four spacious, comfortable self-catering units that are fully serviced, sleep two and have a host of convenient facilities included. Want to watch the rugby while you throw a steak on the braai? The flat screen TV with full DSTV and a Weber braai in each unit do the job. Need to catch up with some business emails? Pinehurst place has Wi-Fi!
Stepping through the arched entrance doors into the cloistered, leafy courtyard; the serene trickle of water echoing from the pond slowly seeps into one’s consciousness. Belinda’s quirky décor skill includes adorning outside walls with rusty old workshop tools, which have never looked so desirable!
Built on what was previously an avocado orchard, several of the original trees remain, creating a cool, shady spot from which to enjoy hot, sunny days. The grounds are richly treed – young avocado, lemon, lime, mango, grapefruit and guava trees are fruitful reminders of White River’s origins as a fruit farming area. Guests are invited to pick ripe produce off the trees during their stay, a real treat for city dwellers and visitors from cooler climbs.
A peculiar sequence of events happens in White River come December. Business travellers through KMI airport cease, while (mostly international) tourist traffic ramps up. And on the R40, holidaymakers heading east from grimy Highveld cities and other regions whiz past a stream of White River residents journeying to the coast.