Tourist Attractions in Waterval Onder, Escarpment, Mpumalanga

Tourist Attractions near Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga, South Africa
View From Five Arches Bridge

courtesy of Willem Nabuurs Panomario
Battle of Helvetia Monument

courtesy of tommyj Panomario
Waterfall Boven Scenery

courtesy of Stefan Meyes Panomario

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Things To Do in Waterval Onder
Waterval Onder Attractions
Five Arch Bridge (1894): less than 5 km
Blaauwboschkraal Huts: 15 km
Bermanzi Hiking Trails: 20 km
Belfast Golf Club: 38 km
Belfast Dam: 39 km
Elandskloof Pony Rides: 39 km
Battle of Berg-en-Dal: 40 km
Blue Swallow Reserve: 41 km
Badplaas Golf Club: 49 km
Dullstroom Riding Centre: 50 km
Fly Fishing: 51 km
Montrose Falls: 52 km
Sudwala Dinosaur Park: 54 km
Ama Poot Poot Hiking Trail: 57 km
Clay pigeon shooting: 58 km
Sudwala Caves: 60 km
Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve: 66 km
Kristalwater Mampoer Distillery: 72 km
Nearby Towns

Waterval Onder, meaning below the waterfall, aptly describes this villages situation at the base of the Elands River Waterfall which plunges 90 metres down the escarpment to the lowveld. Along with Waterval Boven, the town situated above the waterfall and equally aptly named, the towns were settled in 1895 due to the building of the Eastern Line Railway from Delagoa Bay to Pretoria.

President of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger, resided here in Waterval Onder before he left South Africa via Mozambique during the Anglo Boer war. His house was named Krugerhof and proclaimed a National Monument.

Parts of the old railway track and the five-arch railway bridge where the track spanned Dwaalheuwelspruit, have also been proclaimed National Monuments and can be viewed along with the 212 metre railway tunnel, on the pleasant 8 kilometre drive between the two Waterval towns.

Little wonder, given its location, that Waterval Onder offers activities such as rock climbing, while Waterval Boven hosts bungee jumpers and abseilers. For the less adrenalin driven, fly fishing, swimming, horse riding and Hiking Trails can be indulged in.