We’ve rounded up a small selection of our favourite things to do in the area.

Wildlife & Nature

  • The Kruger National Park Africa’s largest game reserve is close enough for day trips.
  • Take a scenic self-drive along the Panorama Route and explore the scenic road connecting cultural and natural points of interest.
  • Visit the Jane Goodall institute, SA’s only chimp sanctuary, home to displaced chimps. An experience that will bring you closer to humanity through education and eco-tourism at Chimpanzee Eden
  • Visit the ancient Sudwala Caves and don’t forget to check out the dinosaur park.
  • Have an up-close and personal encounter with elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary. 
  • Hiking and mountain biking – Explore the outdoors, take on the mountains, ride and hike through forests.
  • Longtom Toboggan – Excite your soul with Africa’s longest toboggan run.
  • Kaapsehoop Scoot Tours – is a unique exhilarating family friendly activity to experience in nature and its surroundings.
  • Graskop Gorge Lift – where outdoor activities including the glass lift, forest, big swing, zipline, restaurants and shops will keep you well entertained.

Art & Museums

Music & Film


  • Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria – located at the Bagdad Centre. Recommended for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
  • Yoons Eatery – located at the new Crossings White River shopping centre.  Recommended for Breakfast and lunch. 
  • Magnolia Restaurant & Café – located at Casterbridge Centre. Recommended for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
  • 64 at Coolmore -located on the outskirts of White River -Dinner (Pre bookings required) 
  • Kitchen Co. – located at the Bagdad Centre.  Recommended for lunch and dinner. 
  • Ocean Basket –  located in White River main road.  Recommended for lunch and dinner.  
  • Mug ‘n Bean – located at the Crossings White River shopping centre.  Recommended for Breakfast and lunch.
  • Waffel & Co. – located at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. 

Take Away


  • White River Crossing is a neighbourhood lifestyle shopping centre conveniently situated in White River. It provides a retail offering and restaurants, appealing to both the local shopper as well as the travelling tourist.
  • Locally, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is our favourite place to shop for gifts
  • Riverside Mall is home to a wide variety of department and speciality stores
  • I’langa Mall also offers an array of retail stores and restaurants

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