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Information on White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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White River is a small farming and holiday town situated just north of Mbombela in Mpumalanga. The farms in the region produce vegetables, tropical fruits, wood and flowers.

White River has three irrigation dams and a number of nearby forest. It 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.

White River lies not far from the border with the Kruger National Park. It is not a large town but it is certainly an area of outstanding scenic beauty. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, hot and lovely days in summer when rainfall is at its highest and cool nights during the winter. The farms tend to be relatively small, but the agriculture is intensive with citrus and tropical fruits in abundance, and vegetables and cut flowers readily available. White River recently became known as one of the most pleasant and safest towns to visit in South Africa.

White River History

After the Boer War the British demarcated land on the Emanzimhlope River, a tributary of the Limpopo River. Emanzimhlope is Swazi for White Waters. The land was used to demobilise Boer soldiers.

The farming tradition 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 26 km 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 tobacco and is one of the largest in the province.

Towns and Suburbs of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa

Badplaas , Belfast , Dullstroom , eMakhazeni , eMalahleni , eNtokozweni , Ermelo , Graskop , Groblersdal , Hazyview , Komatipoort , Lydenburg , Machadodorp , Malelane , Mbombela, Middelburg , Nelspruit , Ohrigstad , Piet Retief , Pilgrim's Rest , Sabie , Sabi Sands , Secunda , Skukuza , Schoemanskloof , Standerton , Stoffberg , White River , Villiers , Witbank

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