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Waterval Onder

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Waterval Onder
Krugerhof house, now a museum
Waterval Onder
Waterval Onder
Waterval Onder
Waterval Onder
Coordinates: 25°38′49″S 30°22′55″E / 25.647°S 30.382°E / -25.647; 30.382Coordinates: 25°38′49″S 30°22′55″E / 25.647°S 30.382°E / -25.647; 30.382
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictNkangala
MunicipalityEmakhazeni
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Waterval Onder is a small village situated at the base of the escarpment on the banks of the Elands River in Emakhazeni Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

History

The name means below the waterfall, due to its position below a 75 m waterfall (Elands River Falls). The village did not develop into a town like its sister town of Waterval Boven, which is above the waterfall.[1] Both settlements were established in 1895 because of the building of the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line built by the Netherlands-South African Railway Company (NZASM).[2]

President Paul Kruger lived in Waterval Onder before he left South Africa via Mozambique during the Anglo-Boer war. His Krugerhof house was proclaimed a national monument.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Waterval Onder". SA Venues. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Waterval Onder Information". Where to Stay. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
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