Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Visitors will enjoy the many exciting activities like rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing as well as horse riding and hiking. There is also a very active arts and crafts community.
This Mpumalanga country town is ideally situated along the N4 only 2 and half hours from Johannesburg and half way to Nelspruit, the Gateway to the Kruger National Park. For those looking for an interesting stopover or a friendly getaway with a warm village ambiance, Waterval Boven has a wide variety of Waterval Boven accommodation to suit all budgets from backpackers to up-market and stylish chalets, guest houses and Bed & Breakfasts.
Waterval Boven, situated in the Drakensberg Mountains on the banks of the Elands River is a picturesque respite from the city. Located on the fringes of the escarpment, visitors will find a perfect location from which to explore the surrounding areas and also the town itself which is rich in historical buildings and sites with many national monuments.
Waterval Boven, whose Dutch name means "above the waterfall" is built above the Elands River Falls on the historic Pretoria to Maputo railway line - and makes for one of the most scenic routes by rail, with the original tunnel and 5 arches bridge now also national monuments. The sister town Waterval Onder is at the base of the escarpment.