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I Love White River Because …
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I Love White River Because …

Hi, I’m Amanda from umSisi House and umSisi Cottage just outside White River on the way to the Kruger National Park and just minutes away from the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. White River IS BEST KNOWN FOR its proximity to the Kruger National Park and the...
A Little Taste of Nelspruit
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A Little Taste of Nelspruit

Now known as Mbombela, Nelspruit is the capital of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This town, known for its prime positioning within the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, is 330 kilometres from the commercial, cultural and tourist hotspot of Joha...
Casterbridge in White River, almost a Hardy novel setting
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Casterbridge in White River, almost a Hardy novel setting

White River is linked to Nelspruit by the R40. The two towns are so close (20 minutes' drive) that it is only time before they merge, incorporating the rather innocuous Rocky Drift that at the moment serves as a buffer between them. The secret to travel, an...
Nelspruits Lowveld Botanical Garden – a little piece of heaven
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Nelspruits Lowveld Botanical Garden – a little piece of heaven

Nelspruits Lowveld Botanical Garden is where I not only lose, but find my hat. Having dropped it somewhere on the pathways through their incredible African rainforest where my mesmerised self lost track of both time, and my hair covering. I was to have it rest...
When in Nelspruit: shop ’til you drop
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When in Nelspruit: shop ’til you drop

Nelspruit is fondly known as Nellies by those who live there, and Mbombela by all that is official, although you are still alright for signs on the highway – most of these still indicate Nelspruit, for those as distracted as I am. There has been an official...
Mpumalanga Top Things To Do
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Mpumalanga Top Things To Do

They speak about Mpumalanga as the place of the rising sun. Indicative in many ways of the outdoor lifestyle that is the essence of time-out in Mpumalanga, one goes there for the wide open spaces, the sweeping mountains, torrentous rivers and waterfalls, and v...
One of South Africa’s most impressive wonders: the Sudwala Caves
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One of South Africa’s most impressive wonders: the Sudwala Caves

Area 51 in New Mexico, the Bermuda triangle, the location of Osama Bin Laden - everybody likes a good mystery... Take the Sudwala Caves for instance. Legend has it that the Sudwala Caves have no end and they may stretch for more than 40km under the mountain...