nThambo Tree Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve

Days 1 - 3: Klaserie Game Reserve

nThambo Tree Camp Location Map

Experience a true Kruger safari at nThambo Tree Camp, an eco-friendly camp which provides a truly personal safari experience. The camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. On a game drive safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers and Shangaan trackers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. Night drives are also an option for those who want to see the nocturnal wildlife, while optional bush walks can be arranged too.

The main camp and guest areas include a comfortable lounge and dining area under thatch. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other's company and share stories of the day's game sightings. There is also a boma area with a camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braaivleis cooked over the open fire. During the hot summer months guests can relax around the splash pool - don't be surprised if there is a herd of elephants approaching to drink the water!

In the evenings the main area is lit with lanterns while plug points in the chalets can be used to charge your camera batteries. There is also Wi-Fi available in the lounge and bar area.

Accommodation is comfortable with a touch of bush luxury. There are 5 solar-powered tree house chalets, each raised on wooden stilts.  The floor is wooden decking and the walls are canvas tent, with a thatched roof.  In addition, each chalet has a verandah which overlooks the plain in front of camp with views of the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. All the chalets are reasonably spaced out from each other ensuring privacy for all guests.

Example Details For nThambo Tree Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House Chalet - Full Board Package
Includes: Full Board Package: All meals; tea/coffee; bush walks; the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies; and shared game drives are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, the vehicle entrance cash fee of R140 per vehicle - going up to R160 per vehicle from 01 August 2019 (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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nThambo Tree Camp Location.

Address

nThambo Tree Camp,Klaserie Game Reserve, Klaserie Game Reserve

Directions

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue through Klaserie, and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport, Thornybush Reserve and Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road). Go past the airport, and continue along this road.

After 300m you will go through a control gate. Head for the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate. 17 km later look out for Bones Bush Pub on your left and Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the Timbavati Gate (Nkhulu Gate). For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the gate. All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Once through the gate, drive 6.4 km with the fence line on your left hand side. Turn left onto the dirt road when the fence line ends. Drive a further 3.5 km on the dirt road with a new fence line on your left hand side. You will come to a 4-way crossing. Turn right at this crossway. Drive a further 2.5 km until you see a sign for 'Ross' and Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. Turn left here and drive along the dirt road until you
see the sign for Africa on Foot Camp. Do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport (approximately 40 minutes): Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main control gate and follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria (approximately 6 hours): Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions from the airport as above.

PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 13:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under the age of 16 years are not allowed on bush walks.

All rooms have mosquito nets, luggage racks and a room safe. The bathrooms are en-suite and have showers only (no baths). There is a pedestal fan in each room. Each room also has an air horn in case of emergency.

The lodge has Wi-Fi in the lounge area.

There is a small splash pool with a decking area. The lodge has a fully stocked bar and a small library area stocked with reading material.

There are no fences around the camp, so take care when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back.

Credit cards are accepted at the camp for additional purchases or Conservation fee payments.

The activities available at nThambo include game drives (day and night), bush walks and bird watching.

Each morning begins with a game drive in the Klaserie, followed by breakfast and the option of a bush walk thereafter. The daily schedule is as follows (depending on season):

05:00 - Wake up call followed by coffee and rusks at the lodge

05:30-06:00 - Depart for game drive

08:30-09:00 - Breakfast served at the lodge

10:00 - Depart for bush walk (optional)

14:30 - Lunch is served at the lodge followed by something sweet for high tea

16:00-16:30 - Depart for game drive

20:00 - Dinner is served at the lodge

All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Like neighbouring reserves, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve has had to significantly increase anti-poaching measures in order to protect not only rhino but other vulnerable species as well. As such, the rate for guests visiting the reserve now includes a Bed Levy, which goes towards ensuring that the reserve remains in pristine condition and helps to ensure the reduction of the camps carbon footprint, as well as a Conservation Levy which is used to subsidise anti-poaching efforts, further develop smart fences, pay additional teams, contribute to the cost of all counter poaching flights, and purchase new equipment to ensure the continual protection of vulnerable species with the reserve.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and camp manager.

Letaba Rest Camp

Kruger National Park

Day 4: Kruger National Park

Letaba Rest Camp Location Map

Self-drive is the most popular way to visit Kruger, and is a wonderful experience - the thrill of driving along a road by yourself and coming across a pride of lions basking under a nearby tree, or waiting at a peaceful waterhole and having a sighting all to yourself is hard to beat.

Inside the Park, there is an excellent infrastructure of roads, some of which are tarred, others gravel. Good, clear signposts help to make the driving experience easy and enjoyable.

Drivers must remain on the roads at all times, and are NOT allowed to drive off-road or get out of their vehicles, except at designated viewing points.

The Northern region of the Kruger Park is dominated by mopane trees. The eastern half of the region is a vast sea of open mopane scrubland, and is the best area of the Park for seeing tsessebe, ostrich, roan antelope and, if you are fortunate, rhino.

Lion and leopard are also regular sights, and you may also see cheetah.

Westwards, the vegetation changes to a taller, more interesting mix of vegetation, although still dominated by mopane trees. This entire region is excellent for viewing elephant, buffalo and zebra.

Letaba is one of the largest and most pleasant camps in the Park, overlooking the Letaba River and densely covered with a highly attractive range of tall trees and palms. Recommended accommodation is in bungalows sleeping up to 3, cottages sleeping up to 6, or 2 guest houses which can sleep up to 8 and 9 respectively.

The restaurant has a magnificent view over the river, and the well-stocked shop has a good selection of food, curios and clothes. Other facilities include a petrol station, and a cafeteria.

Example Details For Letaba Rest Camp

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bungalow BD2
Includes: Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.
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Letaba Rest Camp Location.

Address

Letaba Rest Camp,Via Phalaborwa Gate, Northern Kruger NP

Directions

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Phalaborwa Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Go through Bushbuckridge, Klaserie, Hoedspruit and Mica. Just past Mica, continue on the R40 towards Phalaborwa, and the Phalaborwa Gate will be signposted from here. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park. Letaba Rest Camp is 51 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Bushbuckridge, and follow the directions as above.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg: Option 1 - take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs and the directions as above.

Option 2 - take the N1 northwards to Pretoria. Stay on the N1 until Pietersburg, and then take the R71 which leads to Phalaborwa.

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The Safari Tents (CTT2/4) include a fridge, standing fan, inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens are available.

The Bungalows (BG2/BD2/3)are round walled, single room African style units with thatched roofs and 2 or 3 beds per unit, and are equipped with en-suite ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths). All units have air conditioning, some have fans. Kitchenettes vary - some have hotplates and sinks; some have only sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery can be provided and hired from reception.

The Guest Cottages (FQ6) are equipped with 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), air conditioning (only in the bedrooms), lounge/dining area (with ceiling fan), large veranda and outside braai. The open plan kitchen has a 4 plate gas stove with oven, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery and 6-seater dining room/lounge.

The Guest Houses (FGL/MEL) have well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens) and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

All units are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied.

Facilities at the camp include a public telephone, post box, restaurant, cafeteria, a slimline ATM facility, shop, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, a swimming pool, basic on-site first-aid assistance, and mobile phone reception. Cutlery and plate hampers are available at reception.

Guided morning/afternoon walks, sunrise, sunset and night game drives can be arranged from the camp at an additional cost - rates on request.

Skukuza Rest Camp

Kruger National Park

Days 5 - 6: Kruger National Park

Skukuza Rest Camp Location Map

The Southern region of the Kruger National Park covers about one-fifth of the total area of the Park. Several excellent drives - especially those in the general area around Lower Sabie - combine exceptional scenery with a rich mixture of game and birdlife.

Highly scenic grassy savanna is rich in zebra and giraffe, while tall acacias and ever-graceful marula trees abound and provide welcome shade for herds of kudu and impala, while dainty steenbuck also find refuge from the blistering sun. It is no wonder, with all this game, that this area is known as 'Lion Country'!  The region also has an incredibly high density of rhino - both black and white.

Skukuza is the Park's headquarters, and by far the largest and most busiest of all the camps in the Park. The enormous shop is well-stocked with foodstuffs, curios, film - even clothing and books.

The licensed restaurant serves buffet style meals, or the adjoining cafeteria is ideal if you just fancy a quick bite to eat.

Accommodation ranges from bungalows which sleep up to 3, cottages that sleep between 4 and 6, and guest houses which sleep between 8 and 12.

Example Details For Skukuza Rest Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bungalow BD2
Includes: Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.
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Skukuza Rest Camp Location.

Address

Skukuza Rest Camp,Via Paul Kruger Gate, Southern Kruger NP

Directions

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Paul Kruger Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a thatched shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Continue along this road until you reach the Paul Kruger Gate. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park. Skukuza Rest Camp is 12 km away from the gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the camp.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit via Paul Kruger Gate: Exit the airport and turn right onto the main road and then turn left onto the R40. Follow the R40 down to Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a thatched shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536 and follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit via Orpen Gate: Exit the airport and turn right onto the main road and then turn left onto the R40. Continue on this road and at the T-junction turn left onto the R531/R40. Continue driving and then turn left onto the R531 following signs towards the Orpen Gate. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park. Allow about 5.5 hours to drive through the Park to reach the camp.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway to the Belfast turn-off. Take the off-ramp and head into Belfast/eMakhazeni, following signs to Dullstroom. Go through Dullstroom and carry on to the T-junction, and turn left to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview and follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00: October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All units are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied.

The Safari Tents (CTT2/4) are permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, and facilities including a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small veranda. Communal ablutions and communal kitchens are available.

Some bungalows have air conditioning, some have fans. Kitchenettes vary - some have hotplates and sinks; some have only sinks, while some have neither. Cutlery and crockery can be provided and hired from reception. Luxury bungalows each have a double bed, quality decor, air conditioning and television offering limited DSTV channels.

The Family Cottage offers a well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, (2 single beds in each room), a living room, one bathroom and a river view. The Guest Cottages have well equipped kitchens, multiple bedrooms and usually more than one bathroom.

The Guest Houses are large luxury units in prime positions, all with river views. There are well-equipped kitchens (with microwave ovens), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV televisions are provided.

The camp has a public telephone, post office, a bank, hire car offices, 2 restaurants, a deli, shop, a laundromat, a petrol station, garage with workshop, 2 swimming pools, a car wash and mobile phone reception.

Guided game drives and walks can be arranged from the camp at an additional cost - rates on request.

Rissington Inn

Hazyview

Days 7 - 9: Hazyview

Rissington Inn Location Map

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 and a full range of facilities. Importantly, all rooms have fridges, air-conditioning, hair-dryers, ceiling fans, and comfortable beds with fine 100% cotton Percale sheets. Garden Suites and Hillside Suite have hammocks or daybeds on their spacious verandahs.

The Superior Rooms are situated in the shady, thatched former-tobacco barn, next to the main house. Each has its own small verandah. Some rooms have a romantic Victorian bath in the bedroom as well as an en-suite shower room. The Garden Suites are very spaciou with large verandahs and views over the Sabie River valley. Bathrooms have Victorian baths and walled-off outside showers. The Hillside Suites both have 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms and an outside shower. 

Example Details For Rissington Inn

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Superior Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Rissington Inn Location.

Address

Rissington Inn,Off R40, Hazyview

Directions

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.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

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.