About White House Lodge
Our Guest House sits among ten hectares of mountain top with beautiful vistas of the surrounding farmlands and other hills and mountains, particularly Legogote or “The Lion Head” - a remnant of a long extinct volcanic core.
The indigenous sour bushveld trees and shrubs surround the lodge as do around one hundred species of bird, which are the only source of sound to disturb your peace.
The White River area’s climate is renowned as one of the most congenial in South Africa, and ensures you of a relaxed time with us, with the right combination of luxury indoor and outdoor living, with our lovely rock pool in which to keep cool.
We have seven en-suite rooms, one luxury cottage with own lounge and private veranda and one two bedroom cottage with lounge, dining area and kitchen if you wish, all with television including South African DSTV.
The public facilities include our huge swimming pool, with Lapa and Boma, and two terraces for relaxing, while inside our dining room is complemented by a lounge and a bar. Sumptuous evening meals are provided, on request, and we pride ourselves on our German and Turkish specialities, together with a selection of South African wines.
Finally, we can assist you with car hire, organized tours, and with transfer services from both our nearby airport and Johannesburg’s International Airport which is a three-and-a-half hours drive away. Direct flights to and from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Vilanculos / Mozambique are now scheduled from our nearby international airport.
Closer to our home are the local places of interest, a mere thirty minutes drive taking you into the world renowned Kruger National Park, while the reverse direction, and in the same driving time, finds you up on the Escarpment at 1400m altitude, which is the southern most tip of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, where you will find Blyde River Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world, Gods Window, and of course the gold rush village, now a national monument, of Pilgrim’s Rest.
The surrounding area provides just about every sporting and leisure activity which may be your pleasure, which we will be happy to advise and arrange for you, even to such activities as trout fishing up on the escarpment and helicopter trips over the main landscape landmarks. Many famous artists have made their home in our area, and high class crafts, curios and artifacts are available.
Our Lodge is situated in South Africa’s province of Mpumalanga - “the place where the sun rises” - just 5 km from the small town of White River and 8km from the new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport with its unique thatched roofed terminal and you can reach White River’s 18 hole Championship Golf Course in ten minutes.
A little further away and a twenty minute journey is Nelspruit, the provincial capital city with all modern amenities including a casino. The Kingdom of Swaziland is only an hour’s drive away, and a further hour can see you in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique on Africa’s East coast.