|The farming traditon of the community that settled here after
the Anglo-Boer War has remained virtually unchanged to this day.
Lord Milner, administrator of the defeated Transvaal, demarcated
land on the 'Emansimhlope' - a tributary of the Crocodile River
whose name translates from the Swazi as 'White Waters' - to demobilised
Boer and British Anglo-Boer War soldiers.
After a 26km canal to channel water from the river was built,
the new settlers planted trees and established new cultivation
methods. The agriculture involves largely the production of tropical
fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber, and is one of the largest
in the province.
White River, with three irrigation dams and a number of nearby
forest, is a popular holiday destination for those looking to
enjoy the splendour of the Crocodile River Valley, and the town
has a reputation for its arts and crafts.
Sibelala Tourist Centre
Incorporates an interesting plant nursery with a special interest
in herbs, also handmade furniture.
St. Georges Anglican Church
On the Plaston road is a fine example of early lowveld architecture.
Mission End Trading Post
Off the R40, 14,7km from White River towards Hazyview then 6,5km
from the Arkas Textiles sign, offers antiques and bric a brac
in a charming environment.
Kraal Kraft Curios
5km from White River is one of the largest curio shops in South
Africa representing many local and international styles.
Lowveld Botanical Garden
Gives a fascinating insight into the flora of the lowveld. This
botanical garden has been descrribed as one of the finest in South
Nelspruit Reptile Park
Is a new and exciting develpment which has recently been opened
and is a must for visitors. The park has a wide selection of snakes
and other reptiles, butterflies and a typical farm environment.
Visit the Studio where you can see a unique collection of original
African art, impressionistic wildlife paintings, etchings, handprinted
silkscreens, pottery and sculpture.
A unique dining experience in an African boma.
The distinctive rock formation that is the town's trademark, resembling
a lion's head, antelope or, as is the translation of its name,
'the rock that leans'.
A lovely home set in a sunny garden, boasting a winery, nuttery
and equestrian centre. Wine tasting, daily tours and light lunches