Rissington Inn is an affordable, award-winning country lodge in 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 all that Mpumalanga has to offer.
Outstanding breakfasts, Light meals, lunch and dinner in the à la carte restaurant, open 7 days a week. Extensive choices and superb food. The welcoming, friendly bar is fully licensed.
The 14 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 as well as ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Each has a private bathroom and the magnificent garden 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.
Sub-tropical Hazyview offers a year-round climate for visitors and is the perfect base to explore the scenic wonders of the escarpment.
A healthy farm breakfast will set you up for the day or leave early with a picnic basket for a game drive in the Kruger National Park.
Golf, tennis, bowls, trout-fishing, hot-air ballooning and horse-riding are all available nearby.
Within 7days: 100%
Within 8 to 14 days: 75%
Within 15 to 21 days: 50%
Within 22 to 28 days: 25%
From Johannesburg/Pretoria (4 hours):
Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank and then follow N4 Highway through Belfast and Machadodorp.
After the Machado Plaza Toll 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 to Nelspruit. At Nelspruit, where you meet the R40, turn left and follow instructions from Nelspruit above.
Scenic Route (4½ hours)
Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank and then follow N4 Highway to the Belfast turnoff.
Take the off-ramp and head into Belfast, then right, following signs to Dullstroom. Pass through Dullstroom and carry on to the T-junction, turning left to Lydenburg.
In Lydenburg, 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.
We pride ourselves on our outstanding hospitality. 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.
Our smallest rooms each have a double bed and a small verandah. Bathrooms have Victorian baths. These rooms are ludicrously reasonably-priced.
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.
The rooms are very spacious large verandahs and long views. Bathrooms have Victorian baths and walled-off outside showers.
These rooms are suitable for 2, 3 or 4 people.
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.