Rissington Inn offers affordable, award-winning accommodation in a bush setting just outside Hazyview, the heart of the Lowveld. Stylish but relaxed and informal, the inn is the perfect stopover on the way to the game reserves and an ideal base from which to explore the Panorama Route and all that Mpumalanga has to offer. Sixteen individual rooms and suites are surrounded by 10 acres of extensive colourful gardens and offer comfortable, spacious and airy accommodation.
All rooms have their own entrances and verandahs. Each has a private bathroom and the wonderful garden suites and hillside suites also offer outside showers.
The rooms and the charming, thatched farmhouse are shaded by magnificent trees and have breathtaking views down the valley. Rissington’s congenial, easy-going hosts ensure cheerful, attentive hospitality allowing guests total freedom to unwind and enjoy the peace of the bush, lie by the sunny pool or walk down the valley with its spectacular birds and game sightings. Rissington is the perfect balance of friendly, unobtrusive and personal service – everything you need and a little more than you expected.
One kilometre through indigenous bush on a gravel road off the R40, just South of Hazyview. 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park and close to all the attractions of the Great Escarpment and Panorama Route. Golf, riding and a host of activities nearby.
Rissington Inn – Open Doors. 15 years of exceeding expectations.
- The rooms at Rissington Inn all have their own individual styles and have en suite bathrooms and a full range of facilities. Importantly, all have ceiling fans. So it’s sundowners in the bar, a delicious dinner in the restaurant, coffee and a nightcap, before retiring to your comfortable room with the night sounds of Africa to lull you into a peaceful sleep.
- Combretum and Kapok – The Courtyard Rooms
- Our smallest rooms each have a queen size bed and a small verandah. Bathrooms have Victorian baths. These rooms are ludicrously reasonably-priced!
- Saligna, Euphorbia and Camelfoot – The Original Larger Rooms
- Each of these rooms has its own individual style and all are situated in the shady, thatched former-tobacco barn, next to the main house.
- They are cool in summer and warm in winter and are furnished throughout with antiques and interesting pictures from around the world. Each has its own small verandah.
- Baobab, Mahogany and Kigelia – The Newer Larger Rooms
- With long views and verandahs. These are recent additions. Furnished with a queen-size bed and a single bed, these rooms can accommodate three people in great comfort. The rooms are light and airy. The romantic Victorian bath is in the bedroom and the shower in the bathroom looks straight down the valley.
- Sycamore and Ivory – The Original Garden Suites.
- These rooms are very spacious, with large verandahs and long views. One has two queen size beds and the other a huge superking-sized bed and a single bed. Bathrooms have Victorian baths and walled-off outside showers.
- Acacia, Coral, Ebony and Teak – The Thatched Garden Suites
- Under thatch and surrounded by trees and shrubs, tucked away near the donga. Light and airy, these rooms have high roofs, Victorian baths, outside showers and plenty of space.
- Acacia & Coral have a superking-sized bed and a single bed. Ebony and Teak have two queen sized beds. These rooms are suitable for 2, 3 or 4 people. Acacia is also suitable for wheelchair access
- The Hillside SuitesPumalanga and Shonalanga are the pride of Rissington Inn. Each suite has two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms (with our signature Victorian baths) and an outside shower. Both suites have a spacious sitting room, a large stoep, a sun terrace, minibars, tea and coffee facilities and a television with full DStv. The two suites share a private swimming pool and the best views on the property.
- Pumalanga and Shonalanga are both ideal for families or for two couples travelling together and each suite is able to accommodate from two to five people.
From Nelspruit/Mbombela (45 mins)
Take R40 North to White River/Witrivier (passing straight through Rocky Drift). In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself (with White River Toyota ahead of you on the left), turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next lights, turn right – with the playing fields on your left and, further on, an open park with a pond on your right. Cross over the next set of lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview, signposted to Phalaborwa. (The R538 to Hazyview via the Numbi Gate is a slow, busy, potholed road and not recommended.) Continue on the R40 for about 45km, where you come to a T-junction. Turn left to Hazyview and travel a further 1km exactly. You will see the entrance to Rissington Inn on your left. Rissington is 1km down this gravel road. Follow the signs. From KMIA Kruger Nelspruit Airport (45 minutes)
Turn right out of the airport in the direction of White River/Witrivier on the R538. Continue on this road for 12km (there is a quick left and immediately right turn at the Plaston intersection – do not turn right to Kabokweni!) to the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40 (signposted Phalaborwa). After approx 45km, at the T-junction, turn left, staying on the R40 and following signs to Hazyview and the Paul Kruger and Phabeni Gates. The entrance to Rissington is exactly 1km from the T-junction on the left. Follow the signs. From Skukuza (1 hour) and Paul Kruger Gate (30 mins)
Follow signs from the camp or the airport to the Paul Kruger Gate (about 12km). Travel through the gate and continue on the R536 to Hazyview. After crossing the Sand River (some 50km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next two stop streets. Continue over the traffic circle / roundabout to the traffic lights. Turn left in the direction of White River on the R40. Cross the next lights and travel just over 1km (over 2x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side. Rissington is a further 1km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs. From Phabeni Gate (10 minutes)
From the gate, follow the road to the T-junction. Turn left onto the R536 to Hazyview. After crossing the Sand River (some 10km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next two stop streets. Continue over the traffic circle / roundabout to the traffic lights. Turn left in the direction of White River on the R40. Cross the next lights and travel just over 1km (over 2x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side. Rissington is a further 1km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs. From Sabie (45 mins)
Take the R536 to Hazyview. Pass the Sabi River Sun on your left and at the T-junction, turn right to Hazyview. Go straight over the next stop street and continue to the lights. Carry straight on, in the direction of White River on the R40. Cross the next lights and travel just over 1km (over 2x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side. Rissington is a further 1km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs. From Hoedspruit / Eastgate Airport (75 mins)
Take the R40 southwards towards Hazyview, turning left at Klaserie to stay on the R40. Be especially cautious about speeding on this road. Pass through the towns of Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge and Marite, following signs to White River and Hazyview. Cross straight over two sets of lights in Hazyview. After the second set, travel just over 1km (over 2x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington Inn on the right hand side. Rissington is a further 1km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs. From Johannesburg/Pretoria (4 hours)
Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg’s O.R.Tambo Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12) and then follow N4 Highway through Belfast and Machadodorp. After the Machado Toll Plaza follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit (lunch at Old Joe’s Kaia is recommended). Turn left where you rejoin the main N4 at Montrose and continue towards Nelspruit/Mbombela. At Nelspruit/Mbombela, follow the Hazyview/White River R40 signs off the N4 and around two subsequent roundabouts / traffic circles until you meet the R40 alongside the Mercedes dealer. Turn left and follow instructions from Nelspruit/Mbombela above. SCENIC ROUTE (4½ hours) – Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 Highway to the Belfast/eMakhazeni turnoff. Take the off-ramp and head into Belfast/eMakhazeni, then right, following signs to Dullstroom/Emnotweni. Pass through Dullstroom/Emnotweni and carry on to the T-junction, turning left to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, turn right following signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie turn right and follow directions as above.