The air is crisp and clean, the climate is temperate with warm weather all year round. Waterval Onder is malaria free, but do bring sun protection cream if you are planning to spend most of your time outdoors.
The area is known for its bird watching, hiking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing and trout fishing. There are also numerous historic sites nearby.
Towns like Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrims Rest, Hazyview and Nelspruit make for an ideal days outing.
The local town of Waterval Boven offers a selection of quaint restaurants and pubs.
Nearby tourist sites include, Five Arch railway bridge, Paul Kruger's last residence (museum) and the ZASM tunnel built in 1893.