Waterval Onder is a small village situated at the base of the escarpment on the banks of the Elands River.
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.
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).
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.
With around 600 rock climbing routes in the area this is a dream for any rock climbing enthusiast. Fly-fishing dams and rivers, horse riding, trout fishing and hiking trails offer travellers an even greater range of activities in this area.
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