Welcome to We Are White River

This website aims to promote our town and the region by providing helpful information & advice.
We invite you to explore and learn about the interesting people, places, activities and history.
The site is a guide for both locals & tourists to the region.
Please contact us for opportunities to advertise on the site & on our phone App.

White River, Mpumalanga

The serene town of White River, situated in the Mpumalanga province just north of Nelspruit, is the perfect spot from which to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. This includes the world famous Kruger National Park, many other game reserves and also the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon; God’s Window and numerous waterfalls on the escarpment.
White River is the home of numerous craftsmen and artists, exquisite restaurants and places to stay . There is plenty to do and the area is central to some of the best cycling and hiking trails.
White River is easily accessible via a good road network (either self drive or tour bus) and a well-connected airport just 15 minutes away. The cooler climate & higher altitude make it a good option for a base for a safari (game reserves are 25minutes away). Add to this the good schools and facilities and you get a great place to live.

To read more about White River’s History – click here to see our history page.

What is “We Are White River?”

We Are White River aims to build a strong sense of community and pride and we support efforts to make ours a successful, resilient and attractive town. Economic, social and environmental resilience are key themes.

Join us and be a part of a proud White River!

We are connecting people, organisations and ideas through:

  • our helpful website, newsletter and brochures
  • our “WR Conversations”
  • our active Facebook page, directory & Smartphone App

We are putting White River on the map and we invite you to share your talents, positive ideas and energy with us.

Click below to read more about We Are White River’s Membership.

Recent Articles:

Intention is everything – By Di Atherton

On the 31st December I find a quiet space at home with blank paper and pen. Usually accompanied by a glass of chilled bubbly (it is New Year after all!) Light a candle. The first thing I do is think about what theme I want for the coming year and what my word will be. Then I write myself a letter dated 31st December the following year. So this year’s letter will be dated 31st December 2019. It’s a letter to myself and it’s all about what I have achieved in that year. Now if you think this sounds completely crackpot, let me tell you a story…..

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Cuba came to White River – We Are White River

Habana 64 is open from Wednesdays through to the Sunday lunchtime family roast. These lunches are the exception to the rest of the week, which is reserved for those 18yrs and over (nice to have a place to chill without the kids). The restaurant is also good for functions, even as many as 200 people. (and it had free wifi so is good for a working lunch)

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Di’s Window on White River – Closing out the year strong

When you feel your process is complete, it’s not something to be rushed and it may take more than just one session, please go with your own intuition as to how this will be for you – you may want to burn both sets of notes. Ritual is a powerful way of releasing. Watch those pages burn and know that you have laid to rest 2018. As the flames burn it all away, feel the release.

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Di Atherton – Finding the Balance

This is a gentle reminder that we all have a “fuel tank” of energy and it is not the function of this fuel tank to feed others from it. You feed others from the overflow. That main tank is purely for you and your well-being. It won’t stay filled up if you keep taking from it for others. Eventually it will be depleted.

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Cash is not King – By Thabo Khoza

Currently where we work in developing our small operations, water that has been allocated for agricultural use, is being used to supply local residents in a rural and peri-urban community on the outskirts of White River, this has lead us to develop a risk analysis model for social investment

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Shen Centre Acupuncture Clinic – We Are White River

During an acupuncture treatment, thin needles are inserted into points in the body through the skin. Around the world, a typical treatment will last for 25-30 minutes, but at Shen Centre each treatment lasts 50-60 minutes for better results. Most patients experience the treatment as deeply relaxing and fall asleep.

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Start Up Capital – By Thabo Khoza

Starting at the retail end of your venture is the best way to break into any industry, find a product that resembles yours and begin to sell it physically and online. This will provide you with a base line for finding suppliers, customers and realities of your start up. Angel Investment Capital is usually friends, family and frontrunners who invest in you as person rather than your business.

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What if we looked beyond the differences and celebrated the connections? By Di Atherton

Sadly, the norm these days is the moment something crosses our path that is ‘different’, not up to our expectations or standards, we jump onto the criticise bandwagon. We immediately look for all the faults, all the reasons why it’s just wrong. We don’t hold back in the viciousness of our attacks, which fortunately are often only verbal, but pretty devastating nonetheless and continue to create even more division.

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LiveShanti Wellness – We Are White River

The people of White River are lucky to have a yogini of Denise’s stature in their midst. Don’t you think? We all need to be the best versions of ourselves in order to be better parents, romantic partners, citizens and business people and the mindfulness that comes with the practice of yoga and meditation is one way to connect to that inner power that we all possess within ourselves.

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