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“Idyllic”
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Rissington Inn
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London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Idyllic”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Quite a long drive from Johannesburg airport after an overnight flight (we recommend the scenic route over Long Tom Pass) but it was worth it. A friendly welcome, spacious and very comfortable rooms, excellent and very reasonably priced food. A great destination in itself (The Blyde River Canyon is spectacular and the elephant rides in Hazyview are a must), and a great stepping off point for exploring the Kruger Park

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We arrived after a 5 hour drive but very quickly we settled into the charm and easy going way that is Rissington. Even the road in has to be taken slowly!! There were 4 of us and the accommodation was very spacious and well kept. The Hotel notes to customers are humorous - they include Prima Donnas. We got simple but great breakfasts - nothing was trouble and the evening Dinners were great. Even in Winter we enjoyed outdoor showers. We also got good local advice and pricing was good.

Strong recommendation

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago, Il
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This boutique hotel offers a number of quaint cottages and rooms on the property. We stayed in one of the cottages near the front garden. The views are awesome !! The cottage we stayed in was very clean and had some great touches from their selection of soaps and shampoos to the outdoor showers ! I even like the "Beware of Hippos" sign in the garden. The staff were exceptionally accommodating and helpful. I wish I remembered everyone's name(s). I think it was Matt who told us where to enter into the Kruger and which dirt road to take where there was some recent sightings of Rhino. He was spot on (we had a Rhino right beside our truck two hours after leaving Rissington the next morning).

Lastly - the food here at Rissington is wonderful. You will be making a mistake if you leave to eat somewhere in town. Springbok Carpaccio is to DIE FOR !! Squash Soup was splendid and the Kudu stew was amazing. Great selection of wines and again the staff wonderful.

South Africa is at the top of list of places to visit on this planet. Rissington Inn is just one of those places that solidifies my conviction.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We return to Rissington time and time again and it never disappoints.

The accommodation is spacious, very clean and very comfortable. The restaurant is simply superb and the staff are friendly and efficient and really go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

If you are planning to stay in the Kruger then I highly recommend a night at Rissington before you go in and again after you come out. If you don't want to stay in the Park then base yourself at Rissington. It's only a ten/fifteen minute drive to the Phabeni Gate so you can easily get to the Park each day and enjoy the game viewing knowing you will be returning to a fabulous meal and comfy bed each night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Spent 2 nights here at beginning of June and wished it could have been more.
Wonderful accomodation and great food in the restaurant. The little touches In the room such as refreshments and a weather forecast for the next day left during turn down were lovely.
The staff were so helpful and went the extra mile for us and Chris the owner made a great effort to make us feel very welcome.

Room Tip: the cabins overlooking the plain were beautifully presented with great views and were so peaceful
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Wonderful staff makes this a great place to stay for a few days. My thanks to Josh, the intern from the UK who makes a great drink at the bar and was attentive about service in general. The turn-down service in the evening was a pleasant surprise. The cookies in the room were a real treat after a long day touring the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed here after a day of exploring the Blyde's river canyon area. The Inn is located down a dirt road that is easy to navigate with a rental car. We were greeted on arrival by a soft spoken friendly staff member and offered a refreshing drink while we checked in. To our delight, we were upgraded to the fabulous "ebony" suite with a private outdoor shower and veranda. We opted to have dinner at the Inn's restaurant and were treated to a delicious meal of lamb and vegetable curry while enjoying the crackling warmth of the lovely fireplace. Very special and romantic experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rissington Inn
Address: Route R40 | 2 km South of Hazyview, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rissington Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable, award-winning country lodge. Stylish, relaxed and informal. A la carte restaurant, open 7 days. Superb food. Fully licensed bar. Colourful gardens. All rooms have own bathrooms, fridges, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, private entrances, verandahs and breathtaking views. Garden Suites and Hillside Suites have hammocks or daybeds. Cheerful, attentive hospitality. Swimming pool and walks down the valley. Spectacular birds and game sightings.On the Panorama Route and 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park. Golf, riding and a host of activities nearby. Rissington Inn - Exceeding expectations. ... more   less 
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