White River lies approximately 20km north of Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga. Houses for sale and rent in White River have become so popular as the town is perfectly positioned as a holiday stop over and base from which to explore the many attractions of this great province, most of which are in comfortable driving distance of the town. The charm and tranquillity of White River has induced many of the country's foremost potters, painters, sculptors and furniture makers to settle here, hence the name "The Artists Town".

Properties here popular not only for their surrounding attractions, but for the quality schools and amenities residents have access to when they buy or rent a house in White River. The town is also popular amongst those looking for commercial property in Mpumalanga as it is the centre of a well-developed industry where vegetables, sub-tropical fruit, flowers, nuts and timber are produced. Find out more about the houses for sale in White River and the rental opportunities below.

Explore White River

Thrill seekers

Thrill seekers

Thrill seekers and those who enjoy getting out into the great outdoors will love the opportunities that a permanent base or rental home in White River affords. You can do anything from water rafting, abseiling and diving to game drives, micro lighting and hot air ballooning. 

Golf and fishing

Golf and fishing

There are also 3 top 18-hole golf courses in the vicinity and the area’s nature trails, on foot or on horseback, are a wonderful way to see the abundance of flora and fauna. Fly-fishing is very popular and there are a handful of stocked dams and streams in the area.



The many historical sites and villages, old wagon trails and monuments. The White River Museum, with its collections of memorabilia and vintage vehicles, makes for a great family day out. A trip out to Pilgrim’s Rest offers a delightful reminder of the gold rush days with many of the corrugated iron houses having been beautifully restored to now serve as museums, hotels and restaurants.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

White River houses for rent and sale allow you the opportunity to be at this, SA’s premiere game reserve, in 30 minutes. When you safari at this Big 5 reserve, you are able to view the white rhino and the endangered black rhino, the elephant, the lion, the elusive leopard and the buffalo.

Living in White River

Areas near to White River

Barberton, Belfast, Dullstroom, Hectorspruit, Komatipoort, Lydenburg (Mashishing), Malelane, Marloth Park, Middelburg, Nelspruit (Mbombela), Witbank (eMalahleni),


The area has an excellent education reputation. Uplands Preparatory & Upland College offer top calibre, independent, co-educational education & are beautifully situated on park-like grounds. Penryn College consists of: pre-primary, preparatory & college, starting at grade 0 & going up to grade 12. Matric pupils here write the Independent Examination & offer a selection of cultural & sporting activities as well as boarding facilities.


When you buy or rent a home in White River, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s the Riverside Mall and The Grove (conveniently situated between Nelspruit and White River) as well as Crossing Shopping Centre and Ilanga Shopping Centre which also offer all the conveniences of big city shopping malls. With its selection of clothing, linen, furniture and décor shops, Casterbridge Farm is a favourite amongst White River residents.

Dining and entertainment

Whether it’s fine dining you’re after or even something a little on the wild side, you will find a restaurant that caters to your tastes. The Barnyard Theatre, situated at Caster Bridge Farm, presents theatrical entertainment and live music for all tastes. And there’s also a cinema which has a regular line up of art-circuit movies.

Air travel

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is easily accessible from White River and enables visitors from both overseas and in land to travel conveniently and quickly to the heart of Mpumalanga.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius