Rissington is the perfect balance of friendly, unobtrusive and personal service - everything you need and a little more than you expected. The Inn offers an award-winning friendly, affordable, and unpretentious accommodation in a bush setting just outside Hazyview, the heart of the Lowveld. Stylish but relaxed and informal, the inn is an ideal base from which to explore the Panorama Route and all that Mpumalanga has to offer. The inn is a perfect stopover on the way to the game reserves. Located just one kilometre through indigenous bush on a gravel road off the R40, just South of Hazyview, it is only 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park and close to all the attractions of the Great Escarpment and Panorama Route. 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.
Each of these rooms has an individual style with all of the rooms 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 veranda.
With long views and verandas, these rooms are recent additions to the Rissington. Furnished with a queen size bed and a single bed, these rooms can accommodate two 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.
Each suite has two bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms (with signature Victorian baths) and an outdoor shower. Both suites have a spacious sitting room, a large stoep, a sun terrace, mini bars, 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.
Under thatch and surrounded by trees and shrubs, the Garden Suites are tucked away near the donga. These rooms are very spacious, with large verandas and long views. Light and airy, these rooms have high roofs, Victorian baths, outdoor showers and plenty of space.
The restaurant seats approximately 30 people. There is an extensive à la carte menu with wonderful soups, an array of interesting starters, a variety of trout dishes, fine curries, the best fillet steak in the land, and a range of vegetarian dishes.
The library is situated next to the restaurant and is perfect for a post dinner coffee. There is 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. 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 off your shoes and read the newspapers. The bar has its own veranda with a wonderful view as the sun sets over the Sabie River Valley. What better place for your pre-prandial drink, or to linger after dinner and watch a distant spectacular Lowveld thunderstorm, coffee and cognac in hand.