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Rissington Inn, South Africa

Rissington Inn

The Escarpment, South Africa

Set in spacious grounds of colourful gardens, shady trees and with views down the valley, you are guaranteed a warm welcome at Rissington Inn. Informal but attentive hospitality means you can relax and unwind after a day’s exploring with a drink on your veranda or lounging by the pool soaking up some sunshine.

The thatched farmhouse building is full of character, with high ceilings and wooden furniture and simple but homely decor, while each guest room has its own personality and charm.


Rissington Inn is the perfect place to dine and rest your head after a long day of exploring the Panorama Route or exploring the Great Escarpment. This owner-run lodge is a perfect example of warm South African hospitality.


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The property has just a handful of guest rooms available in various configurations to accommodate single travellers, couples or families comfortably. Each room is decorated in the same style but with individual furnishings to give them their own character. With en suite bathrooms, refrigerators, hair dryers, ceiling fans and full sized toiletries, guests are sure to feel well provided for. The larger rooms and Garden and Hillside Suites feature generous verandas with comfortable chairs as well as hammocks or daybeds in addition to the standard features. Though there are no TVs in the rooms at Rissington, there's a laid-back bar with a TV attached to the main house.


Tucked just outside Hazyview, Rissington Inn is an ideal base to start or end the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. Conveniently located between Nelspruit Airport and the gates of Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands, Rissington is a convenient choice for a pre-departure stay with easy access to the airport for a morning flight.

Food and drink

A lovely restaurant is located in the thatched main house overlooking the pool. The comprehensive à la carte menu provides well prepared dishes available in half and full portions. All guests of the lodge are reserved a table for dinner at the time of room booking for convenience. Rissington Bar serves a variety of beverages, which you can enjoy inside or on its covered veranda — a great spot to watch the sunset.


Rissington Inn has Hillside Suites that are specifically configured for families with children. However, the balconied rooms may not be suitable for small children.

Facilities and activities

On site you'll find a swimming pool, a lounge/library with a TV and board games.

Tour ideas in The Escarpment

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Rissington Inn as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

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