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
Passionate about the business of travel, they attribute their success to their dedication to service excellence and the high work ethos in the company, encapsulating the Benjamin Franklin quote “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
And Kallie should know – he established Lowveld Link in 1992 and 24 years later the company continues to grow and diversify into many facets of people transport. He describes Lowveld Link as the Mpumalanga Lowveld’s all-in-one transport solution and it’s easy to understand why.
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!
Part of a global award-winning company with state of the art technology at their fingertips, Mary and Anna Dalrymple run Travel Counsellors from their home office in White River, giving them the flexibility to meet clients in their offices, homes or even a local coffee shop.
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!
The path is well trodden and easy to follow. It winds through two forests and after forty five minutes of hard hiking we reached the last section before the summit. There are two tricky rock scrambles before you reach the top. A 360 degree view of the Lowveld greets you once at the top. The summit marker was infested with gnats and we only spent a short while there before moving down to the bottom tier.
Where do people in White River like to go to travel? As much as White River offers, what do we want to see elsewhere? We are White River discusses.