Tucked away just outside Hazyview, Rissington Inn is just a 10 minute drive from the Phabeni Gate of the Kruger National Park, and is the ideal location to base yourself to explore everything that the Lowveld area has to offer.
The restaurant has an extensive a la carte menu with wonderful warming soups, an array of interesting starters, a variety of trout dishes, fine curries, some game, the best fillet steak in the land and a range of vegetarian dishes. Rissington's bar is home to many an interesting tale - a great place to enjoy a relaxing drink, discuss the day’s events or kick of your shoes and read the newspapers. The library is situated next to the restaurant - perfect for coffee after dinner. There is also a television for the sports fan (or the soap addict) and a library of books on a wide range of topics and in a number of languages.
There is a swimming pool, or guests can walk across the property's estate for sightings of smaller wildlife and birds.
The rooms at Rissington Inn all have their own individual characters and have en-suite bathrooms.
The Superior Rooms are situated in the shady, thatched former-tobacco barn, next to the main house. Each has its own small veranda with a daybed looking over the valley. Some rooms have a romantic Victorian bath in the bedroom as well as an en-suite shower room.
The Garden Suites are very spacious with large verandas and views over the Sabie River valley. Bathrooms have Victorian baths and walled-off outside showers.
The 2 Hillside Suites both have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with an outside shower, a sitting room, a veranda and sun terrace. These 2 suites also share a private swimming pool.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Rissington Inn can be included in you own dream holiday.
Kruger Complete - Self-Drive In Kruger And The Lowveld
nThambo Tree Camp
Klaserie Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This self-drive itinerary offers the complete Kruger Park experience - it start with a few nights at one of the most attractive and romantic budget lodges in the area, then includes a self-drive adventure in Kruger before finishing with a few nights at one of our favourite places to stay whilst you explore the Lowveld area that adjoins the Park.
This is a 9 night itinerary including Klaserie Game Reserve, Kruger National Park and Hazyview.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 82 ratings
Rissington Inn was lovely too. Warm and attentive staff, very pleasant suite accommodation, very nice dining/lounge/bar areas and good food provided.
The owner of Rissington Inn (Chris) was so welcoming and we even got a room upgrade on our second stay and final night of our holiday - a really nice surprise! We think Rissington is going to be somewhere we return to frequently over the years, as well as the Klaserie Game Reserve [Africa on Foot] as we were just mesmerized by both. Floreal House in Cape Town was perfectly located for us, the staff were lovely and the accommodation was gorgeous - we even walked to the top of Table Mountain using the hotel as a starting point and felt very safe walking through the neighborhood both in the day and night times. We can't thank you enough for booking this holiday for us it has truly been an amazing experience and a country that we wish to visit again and again.
We had a WONDERFUL time, and your help was invaluable.
We especially loved Rissington Inn. We could not have been in a better setting for our first two nights, and especially that it included dinners.
Our flights were smooth and we loved the little airport in Nelspruit.
Everything was done by you promptly and with thoughtfulness.
Thanks so much.
Rissington was fantastic to relax after flight and pre/post safari. Very welcoming to the children.
Rissington was first class, v. good accommodation and beautiful location and food.
From Cape Town we flew to Nelspruit where we picked up the hire car. It was an easy drive to Hazyview and Rissington Inn where we booked in and went for a look around Hazyview.
Dinner at Rissington was a delight with a varied menu including crocodile pate.
The following morning we had a great breakfast during which we mentioned to a member of staff that we were going to the "Elephant Sanctuary" in Hazyview and the "Cheetah rescue centre" in Maholoholo. These 2 visits were booked for us without any hesitation. Both visits provided the opportunity for a hands on experience and are strongly recommended. Dinner at Rissington was fantastic (great steaks).
The Rissington Inn is a comfortable establishment with friendly and helpful owner and staff, we enjoyed our chats with Chris (the owner) at dinner each night. The food - both breakfast and dinner - was "out of this world". Our accommodation was ideal for a family and always immaculately clean. Our only regret was that 2 nights was not long enough.
B NEWTON TAYLOR
Rissington very very good - we would go back - helpful staff, good cultural village visit, interesting road in.
Rissington also great, having the restaurant on site was ideal - especially as the food was so good!
Many thanks for your suggestions on where to stay. Both places were excellent and your advice on stopping first at Hazyview for a night was a good idea as to drive the whole way would have been tough after travelling. The accommodation, staff and service in both places we stayed were excellent.
As we drove into Jackalberry on the first day we came across about 7 giraffes. We spent so long taking photographs of them that the people who had been waiting for us thought we had a flat tyre! We really did not expect to get so close to the wildlife - it was brilliant. We were lucky enough to see the Big 5 on our safaris. We did 5 vehicle safaris and one walking safari. Our guide, Dave was very knowledgeable and got us almost within touching distance of many of the amimals and our tracker Lawrence was very determined.
The staff in both places were very helpful and it was nice to have everyone eat together in Jackalberry as we got to know the other guests more quickly.
Thanks so much for your help in organising the trip. It was fantastic.
We had a wonderful holiday. Hazyview was great ... We thought the bungalows were lovely, and the food was out of this world.
Chitwa Chitwa was something else ! Just fabulous ! All the staff were lovely, and the Rangers - we couldn't find fault.
Thank you very much for organising everything, and we shall certainly recommend your service to anyone else.
We have nothing but praise for your arrangements, at Rissington Inn, Hazyview and Chitwa Chitwa, both these places were outstanding.
R AND G CAMPBELL
Rissington Inn Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Nelspruit/Mbombela (45 minutes): 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 45 km, where you will come to a T-junction. Turn left to Hazyview and travel a further 1 km exactly. You will see the entrance to Rissington Inn on your left. Rissington is 1 km 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 12 km (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 45 km, 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 1 km from the T-junction on the left. Follow the signs.
From Skukuza (1 hour) and Paul Kruger Gate (30 minutes): 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 North Sand River (some 50 km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next 2 stop streets. Continue over the roundabout to the traffic lights. Turn left in the direction of White River on the R40. Cross the next lights and travel just over 1 km (over 3 x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side just after the Total garage. Rissington is a further 1 km 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 10 km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next 2 stop streets. Continue over the roundabout to the traffic lights. Turn left in the direction of White River on the R40. Cross the next lights and travel just over 1 km (over 3 x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side just after the Total garage. Rissington is a further 1 km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs.
From Sabie (45 minutes): 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 1 km (over 3 x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right just after the Total garage. Rissington is a further 1 km down the gravel road from this turn-off. Follow the signs.
From Hoedspruit / Eastgate Airport (75 minutes): 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 the next lights and travel just over 1 km (over 3 x 3-way stops), where you will find the entrance to Rissington on the right hand side just after the Total garage. Rissington is a further 1 km 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 from the N4 and around two subsequent roundabouts until you meet the R40 alongside the Mercedes dealer. Turn left and follow instructions from Nelspruit/Mbombela above. SCENIC ROUTE (4.5 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.
From Eswatini: Follow the MR3 through Mbabane to the Oshoek Border Post. After crossing the border continue on the N17 for 26 km before turning right onto the R541. Follow the R541 for 38 km (turning left at a T-junction to stay on the R541) taking signs to Badplaas. At the end of the R541 turn right onto the R38 towards Barberton, continuing on the road for 61 km. After this, turn left onto the R40 at the T-junction and follow signs to Nelspruit. Upon reaching Nelspruit follow the directions above.
There are two toll plazas on the N4 at Middelburg and Machado. There is an additional toll at Diamond Hill between Pretoria and Witbank/eMalahleni (R32) for those not using the N12 from Johannesburg.
General Information For Guests
The rooms at the Rissington Inn all have their own individual characters and have en-suite bathrooms and a full range of facilities. All rooms have fridges, hair-dryers and ceiling fans. Garden Suites and Hillside Suites are air conditioned and have hammocks or daybeds on their spacious verandahs.
The restaurant can seat approximately 30 people. There is an extensive a la carte menu with an array of interesting starters, a variety of trout dishes, fine curries, some game, steak and a range of vegetarian dishes.
The library is situated next to the restaurant. There is also a television, plenty of books and newspapers on a wide range of topics and in a number of languages.
The bar has its own verandah with a wonderful view as the sun goes down over the Sabie River Valley.
There is also a swimming pool.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
The cell/mobile number to contact Rissington Inn, as an alternative to their landline number, is +27 (0) 82 327 6842.
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