Rissington Inn

Mountain Resort, Mpumalanga


Just ten minutes from Kruger National Park in the banana-producing town of Hazyview, Rissington Inn makes a perfect stopover option for those visiting South Africa’s safari HQ – and for anyone wisely wanting to explore Mpumalanga’s many treasures.  An informal and award-winning farmhouse with cheerily colourful gardens, it also scores by offering superb value.  For a relatively low price, you get big bedrooms, famously-good breakfasts, large lounges and friendly service.


The 16 spacious rooms and suites have their own verandas or balconies and private entrances, and tasteful, homely decor.  Unexpectedly big Budget Rooms occupy the main thatched farmhouse, shaded by magnificent trees and affording lovely views down the Sabie River valley, with Superior Rooms in a former tobacco barn.  Most popular are the Garden and Hillside Suites, partly because of their air-conditioning, hammocks or daybeds, outside showers and Victorian-style bathtubs.  The two Hillside Suites share a pool.


Rissington’s legendary breakfasts, along with lunches and uncomplicated dinners – with ample vegetarian options – are dished up in the à la carte restaurant, or may outside if desired.  A convivial, pub-style bar, a sitting room and a large library complete the indoor options.  Outside is the rectangular pool and those extensive gardens, dotted with jacaranda trees.


Your congenial hosts can recommend long local trails, with possible ostrich, giraffe, zebra and impala sightings, or provide lists for the outstanding on-site birdwatching.  As well as Kruger, the Panorama Route is just minutes away, leading to Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck and other incredible rock formations, various waterfalls and the heritage town of Pilgrim’s Rest.  Other possible activities include golf, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, mountain-biking, ziplining and elephant sanctuary visits.

Child Policy

All ages are welcome.  The Hillside Suites have two bedrooms, while kids are welcome to eat specially-prepared dinners in the sitting room.

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