Waterval Boven Tourism
Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander - Things to do
OVERVIEW:The railway from Komatipoort to Pretoria reached Waterval Boven in March 1894. In order to establish a supply depot, The Transvaal Republic acquired about 78 ha of the farm Doornhoek, lying on either side of the line. Between Waterval Onder and Waterval Boven, the line rises from the Elands River valley and the Lowveld to the eastern edge of the Highveld - 208 metres over a distance of 7.5 km - which necessitated a rack-railway and a steep, curving tunnel over this stretch. This route was later changed to a less severe gradient over a 14 km stretch with two tunnels. After this diversion, the old tunnel was used for road traffic until 1936, when the Elands Pass was built. The original tunnel, and also the bridge just below the tunnel, were proclaimed historical monuments.
Accommodation near Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander
Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. On this magnificent piece of land we hope we have catered for everyone, from Luxury guest suites at the main lodge to a self-catering cottage. We have 3 different types of self-catering accommodations and 5 luxury lodge suites to choose from. There are hiking trails along ...
Stonecutters Lodge, (graded 4 stars) is positioned in a beautiful setting between mountains and river between Dullstroom & Lydenburg. Whether you are planning a holiday or weekend away, organizing a small conference or looking for excellent trout fishing, Stonecutters will accommodate you in superlative style. Guests may enjoy excellent meals in Stone Manor or may choose to self-cater. Stonecutters ...
Highland Giants Estate is a country estate that offers you privacy; peace & quiet; panoramic views; a large variety of bird life and renowned fly fishing. We offer 4 private cottages, which sleep up to six people. We offer self catering accommodation. We are one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the area with our selection of 5 dams, 5 weirs and 3.5 km's of wild river. Our Estate ...
Misty Valley Lodge Family Resort - Machadodorp, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
Misty Valley Lodge, only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, is located a few kilometers above Waterval Boven, on one of the highest lying farms in Mpumalanga. It is part of the Highland Meander where surroundings of unspoiled forest and mountain scenery will make each stay a memorable one. Misty Valley Lodge caters for the whole family... we have endless activities to keep you entertained. Join ...
Things to do near Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander
Belfast the main gateway to the picturesque Mpumalanga Highlands and warm Lowveld areas. Renowned for its surrounding breathtaking scenery and unique flora & fauna, its high altitude imbues you with a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation. Belfast provides the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the beauty of the indigenous landscape. You are only ideally situated for a day trip to ...
Explore Dullstroom-Emnotweni (meaning Dullstroom the place of prosperity). with its scenic hikes, horse riding trails and picnic spots beside breathtaking waterfalls. Walk through an abundance of wild flowers and catch a glimpse of secretive fauna. Due to the nature of our various venues, guests will come into contact with South Africans from all walks of life, sharing in the rich tapestry of cultures ...
Lydenburg, the town a buzz with new developments, is situated at the foothills of the famous Long Tom Pass and surrounded by the Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg mountain ranges - the highest points in Mpumalanga. 1,469m a.s.l the town experiences a climate typical of the Mpumalanga middleveld with cool to cold nights and warm days and its central location, only 290kms from Pretoria, makes it THE ideal ...
Machadodorp is well known for its rainbow trout fly fishing at the Machadodorp Municipal Waters - the Fly Fishing Club and at a number of private dams in the area. There is an excellent fly fishing shop in the village where you can purchase all your tackle. Machadodorp is an interesting historical village where President Kruger ran his parliament for 3 weeks during the boer War during 1900. There ...
Various marked hiking trails through the 'Cloud forest', along the banks of the stream. Bird watching is amazing; there are many rare species here. We have built a tree house in the riverine forest for bird watching and Picnics. It is set high up in the canopy of the large trees and offers superb views of the forest canopy and gorge. Some of the more exotic species of interest to birdwatchers, such ...
The railway from Komatipoort to Pretoria reached Waterval Boven in March 1894. In order to establish a supply depot, The Transvaal Republic acquired about 78 ha of the farm Doornhoek, lying on either side of the line. Between Waterval Onder and Waterval Boven, the line rises from the Elands River valley and the Lowveld to the eastern edge of the Highveld - 208 metres over a distance of 7.5 km - which ...
Situated near Waterval-Boven at the Elangeni Holiday Resort. 21 kilometres are completed in 2 days. The hut which caters for 32 people has bedrooms and a kitchen. Lapa, running water and barbecue facilities. Information provided with courtesy of SA Hikes ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 19' 59.5" E / 25° 38' 5.3" S
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Directions to Waterval Boven Tourism in Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.3 km / Duration: 2 hours 26 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Slight left onto the R21 N ramp to City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria||0.4 km|
|3.||Merge onto R21||2.3 km|
|4.||Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M96||0.5 km|
|5.||Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd||83 m|
|6.||Turn right to merge onto R21 toward R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport||7.3 km|
|7.||At the interchange 429-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank||113 km|
|8.||Merge onto N4|
|9.||Turn right toward Z A S M Ave||1.6 km|
|10.||Turn left onto Z A S M Ave||1.3 km|
|11.||Turn left toward Cypress Ave||54 m|
|12.||Turn right onto Cypress Ave||0.3 km|
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