Our Guest House is family owned and our dogs, Mika and Onke, are part of the welcoming committee! : for sale

Our Guest House is family owned and our dogs, Mika and Onke, are part of the welcoming committee!

White River Estates, White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa


9 800 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Guest House & Conference Centre
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Showers: 9
Parking: 30
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 4 Star

White River

White River (AfrikaansWitrivier) is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Mbombela in MpumalangaSouth Africa. The farms in the region produce tropical fruitsmacadamia nutsvegetablesflowers and timber. As of 2011, White River had a population of 16,639.


Early history

Archaeological evidence from surrounding areas suggests the land that later became White River has been occupied for thousands of years. Remains of settlements from the 6th-century point to Iron Age African agricultural and livestock-keeping societies that lived in the area. The Plaston site, east of White River, shows evidence of communities in the area from circa 620 CE. Numerous Khoe-San rock painting sites nearby are indicative of even longer human settlement. When white colonial settlers arrived in the 1800s, the area was inhabited by Swazi and Eastern Sotho (MaPulana & Pai) people. What was known as the Emanzimhlope River, a tributary of the Crocodile River flowed through the region. Emanzimhlope translates to 'White Waters' in siSwati. According to Surplus People Project report, White River was known as Nyavaland by the Africans who lived in the area before white settlement.

Colonial Era

In 1905, after the South African WarLord Alfred Milner (British administrator of the Transvaal) demarcated land along the Emanzimhlope river for settlement by British settlers, mainly demobilised British Anglo-Boer War soldiers. Milner tasked soldier Tom Lawrence to allocate land to the settlers, alienating the Africans who were already present in the area from the land. Lawrence became the first manager of the new settlement and the longest street in town is still named after him. Initially, the colonial administration provided settlers with farming equipment and a weekly salary until they began to make an income from their tobacco, citrus, maize and other vegetable crops. Farmers were heavily subsidized until 1907 and the building of a 25 kilometer long irrigation canal improved prospects for some. However, the scheme largely failed and many settlers gave up farming when their contracts ended. In 1911, the Union government sold the farms at White River for a significant loss to a syndicate that planted scale citrus farms on the land. After WWI, the settlement scheme expanded as the land was sold at discounted rates to demobilised white soldiers.

Apartheid Era

Under Apartheid, White River was designated a white area. Many EmaswatiMaPulanaTsonga and other African people living in White River and as labour tenants on surrounding farms were forcibly resettled to African reserves and towns like Bushbuckridge, Peinaar and Kabokweni, especially under policies of separate development in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1976, people were removed from White River to Ngodini. The town was the base for the Whiteriver Commando, an infantry regiment of the South African Army.


White River lies 20 km north of Mbombela, and 46 km south of Hazyview, not far from the border with Kruger National Park. It is 15 km west of the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. The town includes a residential, commercial, and industrial areas while agricultural holdings are on the outskirts of the town. The town features a library, municipal buildings, car dealerships, filling stations, lodges and hotels, churches, a mosque, a police station, and retail centers. It is a popular holiday destination for those looking to visit the Crocodile River Valley, Panorama and Lowveld Legogote Tourism Routes and the Kruger National Park. The town itself has a reputation for its arts and crafts. The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre situated on the outskirts of the city is a popular tourist stop. Once a mango plantation, the centre now has a cinema, a vintage motor museum and restaurants and hosts art exhibitions, plays and concerts.


White River is in the Mbombela A Municipal Zone, falling under Ward 30 and is currently governed by the Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa's official opposition party. Rowan Torr was placed as councillor after a by election on the 7 August 2019, where he succeeded Trudie Grove Morgan.

In 2020, the community action group, The Power of 8000, was established to address and redress the condition of the town. Community led and supported projects have included clearing and rehabilitating parks and public spaces, working on litter and sanitation issues, and engaging with the municipality for improved service delivery.


The White River area is one of the most fertile in the province and farming continues to be a central part of the local economy. After a 26 km canal to channel water from the river was built, new farmers planted fruit trees and established new cultivation methods. Today, agriculture involves largely the production of tropical fruits, macadamia nuts, vegetables, flowers and timber. The farms tend to be relatively small and the agriculture is intensive. Many farmers produce for the export market. Farms are irrigated by nearby dams such as Longmere, Witklip and Klipkoppie.


White River is located in the low altitude subtropical Lowveld climatic zone. Savannah and woodland scattered with granite outcrops form the indigenous habitat. Compared to other parts of South Africa, the climate is mild with good rainfall. Nevertheless, like the rest of South Africa, White River and its surrounding farms are being adversely impacted by climate change. The area is especially prone to frost, veld fires and droughts that pose food production threats and economic risks to farmers.


Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa. The name means "East", or literally "The Place Where the Sun Rises" in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Eswatini and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa's land area. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The capital is Mbombela. Mpumalanga was formed in 1994, when the area that was the Eastern Transvaal was merged with the former bantustans KaNgwaneKwaNdebele and parts of Lebowa and Gazankulu. Although the contemporary borders of the province were only formed at the end of apartheid, the region and its surroundings has a history that extends back thousands of years. Much of its history, and current significance is as a region of trade.


Precolonial Era

Archeological sites in the Mpumalanga region indicate settlement by humans and their ancestors dating back 1.7 million years. Rock paintings, engravings and other archeological evidence throughout the province indicate that Mpumalanga has a long history of human habitation by groups of hunter gathers. Excavations not far from the Mpumalanga border in the Origstad district, show evidence of Middle Stone Age habitation dating back to 40,000 years ago. The Lion Cavern, in Ngwenya on the Eswatini border, shows evidence of people mining iron ore in the Mpumalanga region and surrounding areas from at least 28 000 years ago. Evidence from mine shafts and trade goods shows that there was notable industry in tin, copper, gold, iron, ochre, and bronze. The Lydenburg Heads, from around 500 CE, are Africa's oldest Iron Age artworks south of the equator were found in Mpumalanga. Evidence from a site near Mbombela shows evidence of agricultural societies from between the 6th to 17th century. Bokoni stone-walled sites on the Mpumalanga highveld are indicative of a large precolonial agropastoral society between ~1500 and 1820 CE. These societies became centers of trade, with increasingly large and centralised populations, a pattern that increased as they connected to the Portuguese trading post in Maputo Bay. In this era, groups that would become the SwaziPediNdebeleMapulana and others established themselves in the area that is now Mpumalanga.

Colonial Era

In 1845, as part of the Great Trek, the first Dutch-speaking colonial settlers arrived in what they called the eastern Transvaal. The rest of the 19th century in the region was characterised by colonial encroachment and conflict over land and political control. In 1852, the Boers established the South African Republic. The well established Pedi, Swazi and Zulu kingdoms put up significant resistance against the settlers. The Pedi fought wars with the Boers in 1876 (see Sekhukhune Wars) and the Zulu fought with British settlers in 1879 (see Anglo-Zulu War). These interconnected conflicts played a role in shifting the balance of power in southern Africa to colonial control. After 1860, missionaries, especiailly German missionaries like Alexander Merensky set up mission stations in the region, spreading Christianity and European values. Just as the region had been a center for trade in the precolonial era, in the colonial era, the Eastern Transvaal region became an important thoroughfare for trade between Johannesburg and Delagoa Bay (now Maputo). Gold mining around areas like Pilgrims Rest and Barberton and farming were the main forms of economic activity. On farms in the Transvaal, under a system known as Inboekstelsel, Boers carried out raids to capture children and forced them into indentured labour. During the South African War, the region was the site of notable battles.


When the National Party came to power in 1948, their policy of apartheid intensified the segregation that had defined communities in the Transvaal. Under a policy of forced removals, Black South Africans were evicted from areas reserved for white people and moved into homelands, including KaNgwaneKwaNdebeleLebowa and Gazankulu. As the apartheid regime implemented oppressive policies that defined almost every aspect of life, activists responded with resistance. In 1959, the small town of Bethal on what is now the Mpumalanga highveld was the center of the anti-apartheid consumer potato boycott in response to the working conditions Black South African labourers faced on farms in the area. The region was influenced by dynamics in exile and elsewhere in the country, for instance Black Consciousness, the Sharpeville Massacre and the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. In the 1980s, under intense repression, youth and labour organizations moblized against the government and townships and Bantustans erupted in political unrest and violence. In 1986, an avoidable disaster killed 177 mine workers in Kinross Mine in the region's highveld. The response to the disaster by the National Union of Mineworkers was a key point in the South African labour struggle. By the late 1980s, the intensity of resistance across South Africa (including areas like Mpumalanga, which hadn't previously been seen as key areas of resistance) combined with economic factors and international pressure was strong enough to end apartheid. On 27 April 1994, when South Africa held its first democratic elections, Mpumalanga province was formed. It was originally called the "Eastern Transvaal" province, but the name was later changed to Mpumalanga on the 24th of August 1995.


The liberation movement turned leading party, the African National Congress (ANC) came into power in Mpumalanga after white minority rule ended. A program of land redistribution, aimed at granting land back to the black communities who were forcibly moved during apartheid, had redistributed tens of thousands of hectares to these communities and their descendants. However, the process has been marked by corruption, controversy and has been seen as inadequate to address the extent of apartheid spatial planning. In 2001, 1,270 hectares of the Boomplaats farm near Mashishing was the first farm in South Africa to be expropriated. The post-apartheid era brought significant economic growth to Mpumalanga including notable progress in extending housing and basic services. However, poor governance, corruption and high levels of wealth and income inequality present persistent challenges to the province.


The Drakensberg escarpment divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of high-altitude grassland called the Highveld and an eastern half situated in low-altitude subtropical Lowveld/Bushveld, mostly savanna habitat. The southern half of the Kruger National Park is in the latter region. The Drakensberg exceeds heights of 2000 m in most places, with this central region of Mpumalanga being very mountainous. These regions have alpine grasslands and small pockets of Afromontane forest. The Lowveld is relatively flat with interspersed rocky outcrops. The Lebombo Mountains form a low range in the far east, on the border with Mozambique.

Some of the oldest rocks on earth have been found in the Barberton area; these ancient greenstones and metamorphosed granites form the Crocodile River Mountains in the southeast of the province. The Lowveld is underlaid by African Cratonic Basement rocks of ages in excess of 2 billion years. The Highveld is mostly Karoo Sequence sedimentary rock of a younger, Carboniferous to Permian age.

Mpumalanga is the only South African province to border two provinces of Mozambique (Gaza Province to the northeast and Maputo Province to the east), as well as all four regions of Eswatini (LubomboHhohhoManzini, and Shiselweni Districts).


The Lowveld is subtropical, due to its latitude and proximity to the warm Indian Ocean. The Highveld is comparatively much cooler and drier, due to its elevation of 1700 m to 2300 m above sea level. The Drakensberg escarpment receives the most precipitation, with all other areas being moderately well-watered by mostly-summer thunderstorms. The Highveld often experiences considerable freezing, while the Lowveld is mostly frost-free. Winter rainfall is rare, except for some drizzle on the escarpment. The differences in climate are demonstrated by comparing the capital, Mbombela, which is in the Lowveld, with Belfast, which is an hour away on the Highveld:

  • Mbombela averages: January maximum: 29 °C (min: 19 °C), July maximum: 23 °C (min: 6 °C), annual precipitation: 767 mm
  • Belfast averages: January maximum: 23 °C (min: 12 °C), June maximum: 15 °C (min: 1 °C), annual precipitation: 878 mm

With climate change in the province, rainfall is becoming more variable, temperatures and evaporation rates are rising and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. It is predicted that these changes will shift biomes so that most of the province will be savanna.


Some of the earliest signs of life on Earth have been found in Mpumalanga. In the Makhonjwa mountain range's greenstone belt near Barberton, a fossil layer shows microbial activity that is 3.22 billion years old. This discovery indicates that life emerged on Earth 300 million years earlier than previously thought.

Mpumalanga has a high plant and animal diversity. Many species are endemic to the province.



68% of land area in the province is used by agriculture. The climatic contrasts between the drier Highveld region, with its cold winters, and the hot, humid Lowveld allow for a variety of agricultural activities. Mpumalanga has been an important supplier of fruit and vegetables for local and international markets for decades. A history of dispossession mean that farming land is largely white owned, although policies of land redistribution era aim to address this.

Crops include maize, wheat, sorghumbarleysunflower seedsoybeansmacadamias, groundnuts, sugar cane, vegetables, coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, citrus, subtropical and deciduous fruit. Natural grazing covers approximately 14% of Mpumalanga. The main products are beef, muttonwool, poultry and dairy.

Farming in the province is driven by both a combination of seasonal, permanent and temporary labourers. Conditions on farms vary widely but seasonal and temporary workers, many of whom are migrant workers from nearby Mozambique, face intense insecurity.

Forestry is extensive around Sabie and Graskop. Located near the forests, Ngodwana is the site of one of South Africa's largest paper mills (Sappi). 


Extensive mining is done and the minerals found include gold, platinum group metals, silicachromite, vanadiferous magnetite, argentiferous zincantimonycobalt, copper, iron, manganesetin, coal, andalusite, chrysotile asbestoskieselguhrlimestonemagnesitetalc and shale.

Gold was first discovered in Mpumalanga province in 1883 by Auguste Roberts in the mountains surrounding what is now Barberton. Gold is still mined in the Barberton area today.

Mpumalanga accounts for 83% of South Africa's coal production. 90% of South Africa's coal consumption is used for electricity generation and the synthetic fuel industry. Coal power stations are in proximity to the coal deposits. A coal liquefaction plant in Secunda (Secunda CTL) is one of the country's two petroleum-from-coal extraction plants, which is operated by the synthetic fuel company Sasol.

The high density of coal power stations on the Mpumalanga highveld means that the region has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the world.


Mpumalanga is popular with tourists. Kruger National Park, established in 1898 for the protection of Lowveld wildlife, covering 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 sq mi), is a popular destination. The other major tourist attractions include the Sudwala Caves and the Blyde River Canyon.

Many activities including the big jump, mountain and quad biking, horse trails, river rafting and big game viewing are endemic to the region. This is "Big Five" territory. Towns in the Lowveld are BarbertonMbombelaWhite RiverSabieGraskopHazyviewMalelanePilgrim's RestLydenburg and Nkomazi.[41]

In 2008, a Haute Cuisine route was formed, trickling from Mbombela down to Hazyview. The Lowveld Gourmet Route covers the four top fine dining restaurants the area has to offer. The restaurants include Summerfields Kitchen, Oliver's Restaurant, Orange and Salt.


Mpumalanga is home to a diverse range of cultures, including Swazi, Ndebele, Afrikaans, Tsonga, Zulu, Mapulana, Portuguese and Pedi communities.

The Ndebele Cultural Village at Botshabelo is a renowned center of cultural heritage, with displays of Ndebele house painting. Ndebele artist Esther Mahalangu gained international acclaim for her artwork rooted in Ndebele traditions and geometric patterns. Prominent South African artist Gerard Sekoto was born in Botshabelo.

Many celebrated South African musicians, such as Ray PhiriRebecca Malope and Pretty Yende, are from Mpumalanga,

Since 2003, Mpumalanga's capital city, Mbombela, has hosted the Afrikaans national arts festival Innibos. The festival features music, comedy, arts, crafts and theatre.

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Key features

Statement by the Owners

  • The property is on 6.8Ha of land - we are in the process of finalizing our rezoning from Residential to Resort.  
  • We have 7 Ha of Water Rights from the Karino Waterboard channel and Borehole supplying fresh water
  • There is an active Liquor license
  • The property has 9 guest units - 7 of these are fully self-catering and the other 2 are semi-self-catering rooms.
  • There is a main house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and 2 offices. 
  • At the back of the main house, there is also a 1 bedroom granny flat.
  • 40KVA generator running entire property during Loadshedding

Out buildings:

  • 30m x 20m Shed
  • Ablution (2 toilets, 1 urinal, 1 full bathroom)
  • Fiesta Farm Restaurant and Large Swimming Pool (have a look at Facebook pages: 
  • The pool has a lapa area, has 4 built-in BBQ's and can seat about 100 people around the pool.  Large playzone with Jungle gym, slides, swings, ect.
  • There is also a staff room with an ensuite bathroom and 3 lock up store rooms.
  • Laundry room with Laundry Storage room
  • Security house at main motorised gate
  • 2nd large entry gate - large enough for link trucks to enter


About Us

Your comfort is our goal. We have created a restful retreat that you can think of as your home away from home when you’re looking for accommodation in White River or Nelspruit area. We offer services for any traveler, whether you’re on business or your journey is for pleasure. We also have a Lapa area called Fiesta Farm with large swimming pool, BBQ area and exquisite play ground with jungle gym for kids. Contact us for your next event, whether a Birthday party, Anniversary, Small Wedding, year-end party or business event. 

Our Rooms

Choose between our self catering units or semi self-catering rooms, they feature beautiful décor and all the amenities you could need with Full Premium DSTV and extra length luxurious beds to give you a good nights rest.

Free Uncapped WiFi

Free Fast Uncapped WiFi now available to all guests, WiFi available in guest rooms and common areas. 

Jacuzzi Spa Bath

Our Large Family Cottage (Cottage 3) has a 4 seater Private Jacuzzi installed.  Please note that the Jacuzzi is only available to the guests booked in this unit.

"Fiesta Farm" and Large Pool

The very large swimming pool is designed to entertain every age group.  There is a great lapa with enough seating and a pool table.  This is the perfect Lowveld venue for Birthday parties, Small Weddings, Christmas parties, or any special event you can think off. The pool and play area will keep the kids entertained while you relax. Enquire about booking the whole lodge for private events.

Our Staff

Our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is our home, and it's our mission to help you feel at home too!

Customer Reviews

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Everything!!! From great food, best cakes (especially), friendliness, great atmosphere, best rooms and quiet sleeping place, anything you can think off, these people has got your back! Awesome, awesome place! Will visit them over and over again! Thank you El Roi Guest Lodge and Fiesta Farm for your fantastic hospitality!! Yvette Roelofse - March 2021 Facebook.

Nice place, even nicer people!

This place is such a gem! My room was nicely appointed and extremely clean, and the kitchenette was stocked with all the basic equipment you would need for making light meals. Also, the mattress was wonderful! But what really puts it over the top is the owner - Willemein was so kind and helpful, even helping me plan my route to Kruger. She really went above and beyond! She was also very responsive to communication by WhatsApp, which was very helpful when coordinating my stay." Jessica H - Nov 2019 Tripadvisor.

Excellent Service

The hospitality was excellent, very clean and the staff very helpful. It's very close to the airport, so it was a great location because we had a good time out as well. Comfortable room and stylishly furnished. Free WiFi was good. Thank you, can't wait to visit again." Mdumiseni - Aug 2019 Tripadvisor

"Wat 'n pragtige plekkie vir 'n wegbreek naweek!! Rustige atmosfeer en omgewing is so mooi mens kan vir ure net sit en uit staar! Die ontvangs was wonderlik, vriendelik en ons het sommer dadelik baie Welkom gevoel! Die lodge was skoon en netjies en baie gerieflik en die beddens was hemels, lanklaas so heerlik geslaap!! Die Guest Lodge sal defnitief op ons gunstelling lysie wees en hul sien ons defnitief sommer gou weer!! Dankie vir die gasvryheid jul plekkie is puik! Die Nell'e" - Roxy Nell (Bronkhorstspruit) - December 2014

“We had a very enjoyable stay, cottage was very neat and clean and Willemien and staff were all very friendly, enjoyed the dogs as well. George and Yvonne, Kei Mouth, Jan 2015.”

"Best accommodation in White River! The beds were so comfortable and rooms were fully equipped with everything needed. Warm and friendly welcome was received. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Roi and will definitely be back to visit this lovely Guest House in the near future! Peter 2020"

"Wow...this is an amazing,affordable and excellent accommodation.The people goes for an extra mile to ensure clients are happy. Your kindness and welcome makes us to use your accommodation more and more. We will definitely come again and refer people. Well done you are the example and beacon of the hospitality industry. - Sankie (Johannesburg) - January 2016".

Our Rooms

Deluxe  Cottage 1: 

Deluxe Cottage: (One bedroom - Sleeps 3 people)

 - 1 Queen Bed

 - 1 Single Bed

  • Bathroom: Shower & Luxury DeepBath
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private Garden with BBQ &
  • Full Premium DSTV with Explora Decoder 

Cottage 2: 

Self-catering Cottage: (Sleeps 4 people)

 - 1 Queen Bed

 - 1 Three Quarter Bed

 - 1 Single Bed

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private Garden with BBQ & Full Premium DSTV and Explora Decoder

Cottage 3: 

Large Family Cottage: (Sleeps 5 people)

 - 1 Queen Bed

 - 1 Three Quarter Bed

 - 1 Bunk Bed

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private Garden with Firepit BBQ &
  • Full Premium DSTV

Deluxe Room 4: 

Deluxe Room with Shower: (Sleeps 3 people)

- 1 Queen Bed

- 1 Three Quarter Bed 

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Full Premium DSTV & Mini Fridge

Deluxe Studio Cottage 5: 

Deluxe Cottage: (Studio - Sleeps 6 people)

- 1 King Bed (can be split into two single beds)

- 2 Single Beds

- 1 Bunk bed

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private BBQ area
  • Full Premium DSTV 

Deluxe  Studio Cottage 6 &7: 

Deluxe Cottage: (Studio - Sleeps 2 people)

 - 1 King Bed (can be split into two single beds)

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private BBQ area
  • Full Premium DSTV 

Deluxe Room 9: 

Deluxe Room with Shower:   (Sleeps 3 people)

 - 1 King Bed (can be split into two single beds)

 - 1 x Single Bed

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Full Premium DSTV & Mini Fridge

Deluxe  Studio Cottage 10: 

Deluxe Cottage: (Studio - Sleeps 4 people)

 - 1 King Bed (can be split into two single beds)

 - 1 Bunk Bed

  • Bathroom: Shower
  • Self-catering unit
  • Own Private BBQ area
  • Full Premium DSTV 

Our Guest House's List of Must sees and Things to do:

Kruger Park - Numbi gate is our closest gate, but Phabeni, Paul Kruger and Malelane is also close to us

Lone Creek Falls - This waterfall is amazing, you are at the bottom of the falls, you can put your feet in the crisp cold water and feel the mist of the falls on you face!  You can take the most beautiful pictures here!

Horseshoe Falls - If you have time to add another waterfall, I would suggest Horse shoe falls. Also beautiful, the water comes down both sides of a giant rock, so the waterfall actually looks like a horse shoe! You can also take your swimsuit with if you are brave enough for the cold mountain water. It is just a short distance from Lone Creek Falls, after visiting Lone creek, on your way back, you turn right onto a dirt road - there is a sign, but it is quite faded. This waterfall is not on the Tourist Mpumalanga Map, which is maybe a good thing - as it is not as touristy and because of the short dirt road, it is not as busy as the other waterfalls.

God's Window - If the sky is clear!!  If it is cloudy or misty - do not bother as you will not see anything.

Graskop's glass lift - 51m down the face of the gorge and into the mist forest below. There is a beautiful 600m circular trail on a wooden pathway with suspension bridges through the forest and past a rockface waterfall.

Ziplining at Skyway Trails - Arial cable trail. For the adventurous ones!  This is awesome - the trail takes you down 1.2km into the valley basin, stopping along 9 elevated platforms.

Waterfall Abseil in Sabie - Great for Summer adventure!  I have done this and it was exhilarating! Descend down the 25m high Sabie Falls and finish in the rock pool below the falls! "Feel the Rush" guaranteed! 

On Site:

  • Swimming Pool is 19m x 9m and 20cm to 1.7m deep 
  • Play-area for kids
  • Birding - Below are just a few birds that have been Identified and seen in the gardens of the Lodge

Local Area:

White River (Afrikaans: Witrivier) is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in MpumalangaSouth Africa. Most farms in the region produce tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers, timber and macadamias. White River is a popular holiday destination for those looking to visit the Crocodile River Valley and the town has a reputation for its arts and crafts.

El Roi Guest Lodge lies just on the outskirts of White River.We are situated on the panorama route, Mpumalanga. Our area offers many attractions all within day trips of our Lodge.

Everyone is sure to find something they enjoy; Kruger national Park (Numbi Gate) is just 20 minutes away where the Big 5 can be spotted. Chimp Eden Sanctuary, Elephant rides, Sudwala Caves, Amazing Waterfalls, Horse Riding, Abseiling, Mountain biking, Golf, Walking and Hiking trails, Cycling, Art galleries, Fishing, Water sports on the Klipkopje/Da Gama Dams, helicopter flips, excellent restaurants, pubs and lots more. KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) is located just 7 minutes away. Transfers can be arranged. Day tours and safari's in open vehicles to the above and private game reserves can be arranged on request.

Experience the true Lowveld shopping, by having a walk at the Casterbridge Centre or Bagdad just outside White River on the R40. The centre is home to a variety of different shops including a chocolate shop, original art work, designer furniture, leather & clothing boutiques, wine tasting, fine dining- it is a shopping experience with a difference.

The Casterbridge Farm Cinema, a 96-seater cinema with state-of-the-art surround sound has a pleasant mix of new, old & art movies.

Nelspruit Riverside & Ilanga Mall's is only ±20 km away from us, and offers a variety of shops ,movies, kids entertainment,and the Emnotweni Casino.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Nelspruit - Botanical Gardens
  • Chimp Eden
  • Kaapsehoop (wild horses in town & walking trails)
  • Panorama Route
  • Sabie and surroundings with Beautiful waterfalls such as Lone Creek Falls, Horse shoe Falls, Mac Mac Falls to name a few.
  • Induna Adventures (lots of outdoor adventures) 
  • Sudwala Caves & Dinosaur Park
  • Pilgrim's Rest
  • Graskop - The Big Swing and Harry's Pancakes
  • Glass lift near Graskop - with forrest walk
  • Africa Silk farms
  • Blyderiver Canyon
  • Gods Window
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • MacMac pools 
  • Horse riding - Hazyview, Sabie and Kaapsehoop
  • Quadbike trails
  • Mafunyana Waterpark - next to Riverside mall


Continental & Full English Breakfast is served:

  • Breakfast Includes:
  • Selection of Cereals, Yogurt & Fresh Fruit
  • Eggs, Bacon, Grilled Tomato, Toast & Preserves
  • Juice, Coffee & Teas

Onsite Restaurant: Fiesta Farm

  • Limited Menu available! Famous for our Chicken wings, Fiesta Favourite Pizza.
  • Menu:
  • Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Wings & Chips Chicken Wings & Chips served with Fiesta Signature Dip


Cajun Chicken (Cajun Chicken, Peppadew, Feta) Hawaiin - R140 (Ham, Pinapple)

Cake Deocorating Classes

Cake Decorating Classes are held at our Guest Lodge - the next course dates or view our Facebook page for student work pictures and reviews.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin


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