If you’re a history buff or a keen birdwatcher, you’re probably already familiar with this part of the world. In 1859, Dirk Cornelius Uys (better known as Swart Dirk Uys, due to his dark complexion), accompanied by two chaps known only as Gunter and Joubert, were instructed to search for a suitable place in the remote part of the Transvaal to establish a new town and congregation
We Are White River believes that community love begins at home and our message is consistently to look around you to see where you can make an impact in your own neighbourhood. However, Green Travel and Voluntourism are significant portions of the international travel sector and we should be aware of this in our own travels, as well as seeing how we can encourage this market to spend some of those tourist dollars
Neil’s average day starts at 5am and waking the guests up with a cup of coffee for their morning game drive. About four hours later they return for breakfast and if the guests are up to it, Neil takes them for an hour’s walk in the bush.
The new system will assist with monitoring of people’s movement who enter and exit the Park, and will ensure that information related to any persons entering the park is centrally recorded and monitored.
Seasons in Africa has a portfolio of fabulous properties and activities, stretching throughout Southern Africa – ranging from luxury lodges, hotels and restaurants to exciting adventures, proudly offered by a dedicated team. Each of the properties boasts warm, friendly and personalised service based on their passion for Africa and the hospitality industry.
The Barberton-Makhonjwa Geotrail offers another attraction just an hour away for White RIver visitors, and you don’t have to be a geology student or enthusiast to enjoy the winding road, spectacular views and the wonder of touching rocks which remain in place, frozen where they were when the genesis of life of earth occurred 3.5 billion years ago. Should the Geotrail become Mpumalanga’s first World Heritage Site, this attraction will draw visitors from across the globe.
Ever wondered, as I have, why foreign tourists in their hundreds go stay in THAT place, eat THERE or use THEIR tour, when there is better value available as well as nicer or more authentic options? Some of this is about deals done with operators by travel agents, online booking sites and information ages on the web.
Beginning as a specialist in scuba diving safaris, and based in White River, it was a natural transition to “marry” a wildlife safari and become Dive the Big 5 in 1996. The ‘offspring’ division, Transfers and Tours, grew to adulthood and focuses on providing transfers from Kruger Mpumalanga International airport near White River, Eastgate airport in Hoedspruit and Skukuza airport in the Kruger National Park to the Lowveld lodges and hotels. They also transport clients from Johannesburg and Pretoria to various Lowveld destinations.
Eighty seven tastefully decorated rooms, extensive grounds framed by magnificent trees and a terrace with a breathtaking view, Premier Hotel The Winkler provides a peaceful base from which to explore White River and its beautiful surroundings.
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