Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Waterval Boven in Mpumalanga, South Africa


Waterval Boven, a village in Mpumalanga, South Africa is nestled in the Highlands Meander route on the outskirts of the escarpment of the southern hills and amidst one of the prime fly fishing zones, Waterval Boven also boasts one of the largest fly-fishing clubs in South Africa. It has a wealth of historical buildings and sites, which once belonged to the old NZASM (Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansch Spoorweg-Maatschappij) but is now considered national monuments.

Waterval Boven is a clean, developing town and its ideal location between the N4 Johannesburg and Nelspruit makes it is the perfect spot for fun weekend breaks, longer trips and overnight stop overs.

This interesting town in Mpumalanga, South Africa, has a variety of Waterval Boven accommodation to choose from to suit all budgets and specific needs. Waterval Boven, a Dutch name meaning "above the waterfall" is best known for its adventurous mountain climbing opportunities. With roughly 450 sport and a 150 routes, this place attracts thousands of adventure climbers each year.

The history of Waterval Boven goes way back to 1894; a simple railway transition from Komatipoort to Pretoria reached the quaint area of Waterval Boven. After several route and railway transformations over the years, today this village of Waterval Boven built over the Elands River Fall forms part of the most scenic railway routes from Pretoria to Maputo.