White River - Things to Do and See ...
Rottcher Wineries and Nutcracker Valley
This is the only orange winery in South Africa and it is also a working macadamia nut farm. A visit to this delightful farm just outside White River is a lovely break in your itinerary. Enjoy sampling the famous Avalencia (orange wine) or take a horse ride.
Bosch Studio and Eloff Gallery
See the working ceramic studio of the well-known Bosch family. Large pots, decorative tiles and hand painted ceramics for sale.
White River Museum (at Casterbridge Farm)
The White River Museum is filled with photographs and memorabilia. It offers visitors an interesting insight into the origins and residents of White River.
The museum is one of the few places in South Africa where lovers of the automobile and its history can indulge in its graceful past. It has a beautiful private collection of vintage vehicles.
Restaurants and Pubs
There are several good restaurants and pubs in town and at the Casterbridge Farm.
Once a spreading mango plantation in White River, it has been transformed into one of the most original and charming shopping concepts in South Africa. A blend of Tuscan and Victorian architecture, lush gardens and sunny courtyards are punctuated with original mango, fig and jacaranda trees.
Amongst the rambling gardens is a selection of furniture, clothing, art, curios and bookshops. There’s a deli/ espresso bar and excellent restaurants.
The Barnyard Theatre & Cinema
Is another of the attractions at Casterbridge Farm and promises guests a fun-filled evening of entertainment (music and comedy) and live theatre. The Barnyard concept encourages guests to bring their own picnic hampers and enjoy a light meal in the theatre (which as the name suggests is an actual barn complete with wood shavings in the floor) before the live show begins.
There is the cinema which has a regular line up of art-circuit movies.
Arts and Crafts
Kraal Kraft and Village
This village is situated just 5 km outside White River on the road to Nelspruit. A wide variety of crafts from all over Africa is on display whilst a cultural village with hippo and crocodiles is situated next to the craft shop.