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The charming town of Waterval Onder lies at the edge of the great escarpment that separates the mountainous regions with the low lying areas in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and where exotic fruits, vegetables and nuts grow in profusion and waterfalls abound.
Waterval Onder (below the waterfall) is named after the Elands River waterfall. The small town is located near its base and is best known for the railway line that passes here along the route between Pretoria and Maputo. The line was built in the 1890s and was called the Line of Death for the high cost of human life. Workers died mainly of fever.
Vast farmland on undulating hills are interspersed with evergreen savannah and running rivers, Waterval Onder is just bursting with natural beauty.
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1. Waterval Onder has 3 national heritage sites to visit; a 200m tunnel built in the late 1800s and... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.