White River, Lowveld Legogote
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The little town of White River - an important farming and tourism centre - was founded around 1890. It’s proximity to the Kruger National Park renders it a great base from which to explore the park and other undiscovered gems in the area.
The farming traditon of the people that settled in White River after the Anglo-Boer War, has remained practically tthe same to this day and still attracts many who wish to witness this culture first hand and learn more about a place such as this which is virtually untouched. Agriculture in this area relies largely on the production of tropical fruit, flowers and timber. It is one of the largest in the Mpumalanga province and is therefore extremely important to the economy of the Region.
White River is a favourite holiday destination for both locals and foreign tourists looking to enjoy the beauty of the Crocodile River Valley and with three irrigation dams and a number of nearby forests there is plenty for outdoorsy types to enjoy. Fun activities in White River include visiting the St. Georges Anglican Church, visiting the Mission End Trading Post from which you can pick up antiques and treasures.
There’s also the Lowveld Botanical Garden and the Reptile Park which will keep children entertained for hours. White River often doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves. This is a fantastic get away place, with plenty to see and do, wonderful friendly residents and your very own piece of privacy from the world.
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"White River ist eine kleine überschaubare Stadt, wo man sich sehr wohlfühlen kann. Casterbridge Areal ist für jedermann ..." - Melanie Wagner, Joburg
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The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the ... more information
Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is a flagship ... more information
One of the main reasons to visit Nelspruit, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden lies just outside of town, a beautiful 159 hectare space dominated by rugged, rocky river scenery, and home to over 600 naturally occurring plant species, and a further 2000 that have been introduced to the ... more information
The Mbombela Stadium located just 7km outside of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga has been designed to ensure it enjoys a life beyond the 2010 World Cup tournament as an adaptable sports, entertainment and exhibition venue. Mbombela Stadium has been proposed as for both the first and second round matches ... more information
An unusual name: Numbi. The popular south western entrance gate to the Kruger National Park takes its name from the Siswati word for the little milkplum, a small sweet fruit used to make mampoer - an Afrikaans alcoholic drink, a little like brandy in quality. Numbi Gate is set in amongst a... more information
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park is conveniently located just 14kms from Phabeni gate and Numbi gate to Kruger National Park and on the panoramic route to Blyde River Canyon. This is an opportunity not to be missed when you visit the Lowveld. Species to view include: anacondas, reticulated pythons, black ... more information
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Reserve and the wildlife roams ... more information
A series of caverns featuring stalactites and stalagmites. The Sudwala Caves, which are said to be about 2 000 million years old, are one of the major attractions in the Region. The caves contain not only stalagmites and stalagtites, but also the fossilised remains of 'collenia' a form of algae that it is believed ... more information
The White River golf course offers a great challenge to the amateur and professional golfer. The old 9-hole golf course at White River has been completely revamped into a new and exciting 18-hole layout. Gary Player and Reg Taylor played a part in the design and the course is invariably enjoyed by golfers of ... more information
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