White River

The little town of White River - an important farming and tourism centre - was founded around 1890. It’s proximity to the Kruger National Park renders it a great base from which to explore the park and other undiscovered gems in the area.

Petra Mountain Retreat & BnB
Petra Mountain Retreat and Conference Centre is a Christian Retreat Centre nestled on the Ridge of Legogote Mountain in the scenic Lowveld, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding flora and fauna.

The double en-suite bedrooms contain two very comfortable beds, two desk/dressing tables with good lights and two chairs. There is ample cupboard space, as well as a kettle and tea and coffee tray. All the bedrooms are non-smoking rooms. Please note a maximum of two children
per room, under 12, is allowed. Pets are not allowed.

The dining room comfortably seats up to 50 guests and is an excellent option for conferences and training courses, as well as for the more lavish banquet type of evening. The outside veranda offers al fresco dining with a view, braai area and a swimming pool. Guests can also have a
relaxing cup of tea or coffee in the comfortably furnished lounge with large stone surround fireplace. Free Wi-Fi is available in the Lounge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner can be pre booked 24 hours in advanced at an additional cost from Monday to Fridays. The kitchen is closed on weekends, except for group bookings. We cater on a Full Board basis for group bookings.

A self-catering kitchen is available at an additional cost per day, and is subject to availability at the time of making the booking. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge with small freezer, a microwave and a two-plate stove. Guests can make use of the braai area, but please bring your own wood, charcoal, firelighters as well as cutlery and crockery or picnic basket.

Petra Mountain is conveniently situated a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park, 14 km from Numbi Gate, 30 minutes from Nelspruit, 10 minutes from White River, and 20 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. This is a great stopover on the way to the Kruger National Park as well as a great venue for conferences, retreats and more.
Pumelani BnB
Pumelani Bed and Breakfast offers comfortable accommodation on a tranquil indigenous farm located just on the outskirts of White River. Set high in the hills and so aboriginal in form that it reflects primeval terrain. This bed and breakfast is the creation of native painter and ceramist, Rene Eloff. With strong artistic influences from her late husband, the renowned artist Zakkie Eloff, this guest house is alive in colour, vibrancy and true African spirit.

Pumelani Bed and Breakfast is the ideal weekend retreat if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Alternatively, if you are en route between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique, this is an ideal stopover to catch your breath and take in some spectacular
shopping and quaint restaurants scattered in and around the area.

Our accommodation is set away from the main house and the unique cottages are quirky and creative, decorated with flair, and using artistic elements to create a warm ambience. Relaxed breakfasts are served in the main house on the deck overlooking the swimming pool.
Style-wise, the Eloff homestead is a farmhouse that has been solidly and inexpensively built with rough plaster walls and a welcoming abundance of timber. Wooden French doors open out onto views that are pure bushveld and which reminds visitors of their proximity to the wild. Pumelani is close to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, the Kruger National Park and many more tourist attractions.

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