Tourist Attractions in Waterval Boven, Escarpment, Mpumalanga

Tourist Attractions near Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Five Arch Bridge

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Kruger Hof Museum

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Oosterlyn Steam Train

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Waterval Boven traces its origin back to 1895 when the Eastern Line railway was constructed between Pretoria and Delagoa Bay. Its name is derived from the Elands River Waterfall, above which it is situated. Waterval Boven was chosen as a settlement as it stood at the edge of the plateau before the escarpment, and thus had a moderate fever free climate. The cog wheel rail ascending the slopes of the mountain between Waterval Onder and the town is the only one of its kind in Africa, and a depot for the cog wheel locomotives was established at Waterval Boven. The town was administered by the railways until 1946, when it was transferred to a health committee. The town boasts a wonderful climate and is situated alongside the N4, which is the main route from Gauteng to the Eastern Lowveld.

The Elands River, which passes through the town, is a fly fisherman's paradise and is full of trout. Waterval Boven is an ideal hub to use as a base for hiking, climbing or just viewing the wonderful scenic beauty of this part of Mpumalanga. This was the last place of residence of President Paul Kruger before his departure for Europe.

Things To Do in Waterval Boven
Waterval Boven Attractions
Five Arch Bridge (1894): less than 5 km
Blaauwboschkraal Huts: 9 km
Bermanzi Hiking Trails: 15 km
Belfast Golf Club: 34 km
Elandskloof Pony Rides: 34 km
Belfast Dam: 35 km
Battle of Berg-en-Dal: 36 km
Dullstroom Riding Centre: 45 km
Fly Fishing: 46 km
Ama Poot Poot Hiking Trail: 52 km
Clay pigeon shooting: 52 km
Badplaas Golf Club: 55 km
Montrose Falls: 56 km
Sudwala Dinosaur Park: 59 km
Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve: 62 km
Sudwala Caves: 64 km
Kristalwater Mampoer Distillery: 66 km
Nearby Towns
Belfast
Doornkop
Dullstroom
Machadodorp
Schoemanskloof


Saragossa Game Reserve in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga
A luxury boutique hideaway, Saragossa Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the reserve, surrounded by dams, streams, savannah and bushveld. The original homestead, built in the 1920s, was recently restored to preserve its old world atmosphere and origina
Blaauwbosch Trout Inn in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga
You can do fly-fishing, birdwatching, mountain biking (bring your own bike) or a walk in the mountains looking at the ancients ruines. This is all available on the property.
Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga
Enjoy the warm embrace of the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge, which offers good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food. Shamrock Arms is also the perfect base from which to explore many places of interest and scenic beauty in Mpumalanga.
Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga
Family owned and managed, Bergwaters not only offers luxury accommodation, epicure meals, and a bliss boosting experience, supreme personalized service is guaranteed

Waterval Boven traces its origin back to 1895 when the Eastern Line railway was constructed between Pretoria and Delagoa Bay. Its name is derived from the Elands River Waterfall, above which it is situated. Waterval Boven was chosen as a settlement as it stood at the edge of the plateau before the escarpment, and thus had a moderate fever free climate. The cog wheel rail ascending the slopes of the mountain between Waterval Onder and the town is the only one of its kind in Africa, and a depot for the cog wheel locomotives was established at Waterval Boven. The town was administered by the railways until 1946, when it was transferred to a health committee. The town boasts a wonderful climate and is situated alongside the N4, which is the main route from Gauteng to the Eastern Lowveld.

The Elands River, which passes through the town, is a fly fisherman's paradise and is full of trout. Waterval Boven is an ideal hub to use as a base for hiking, climbing or just viewing the wonderful scenic beauty of this part of Mpumalanga. This was the last place of residence of President Paul Kruger before his departure for Europe.