Waterval Onder

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Waterval Onder
Krugerhof house, now a museum
Krugerhof house, now a museum
Waterval Onder is located in Mpumalanga
Waterval Onder
Waterval Onder
 Waterval Onder shown within Mpumalanga
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
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emakhazeni

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.

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.[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]


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