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“Absolutely fantastic place to stay and relax”
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Rissington Inn
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Crimond, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely fantastic place to stay and relax”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

We were booked into The Rissington Inn by a third party to stop over between long flights from Scotland and going on our self drive safari in KNP. On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome. Our garden room was very spacious and well presented with the outdoor shower perfect to wash away the travelling feeling! Food and drinks were first class and very reasonably priced. Chris Harvie was the perfect chatty host without being over bearing. We were almost sad to leave although our main holiday was to be the safari. If we manage to return to SA, Rissington Inn will definitely be on our radar! Very highly recommended!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our fifth visit here and we've been looking forward to it since we booked up a year ago. The friendly welcome, delightful rooms, interesting menu and wine list all add to the experience of being near, but not in, the African bush. Even the tap water is delicious! There is now a herb garden for the kitchen to use: fresh herbs always add a special touch. The jacaranda and frangipani were in flower, adding delicious scent to the grounds. Wi-fi is available in the rooms.

There were a couple of very minor problems in our room and these were dealt with almost before we had reported them.

The bed was very comfortable and we love the outside shower. The rooms have heating, which we used, as well as air-conditioning. Such a relaxing stay.

Room Tip: the garden suites are a delight
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

After a nine hour flight to London and eleven hours to Jo'berg, the Rissington Inn in Hazyview was the perfect spot to catch our breath and relax before going to Kruger National Park. A large property surrounded by farmland and hills, the Inn offered very clean, large rooms and suites, a swimming pool and a superb restaurant with many South African dishes. The staff was friendly and attentive and the owner, Chris Harvie, himself a noted travel writer, was very helpful. Situated close to the Blyde River Canyon area, many private game reserves as well as Kruger, the Rissington Inn was an excellent introduction the South African culture and hospitality.

Room Tip: Ask for a hillside suite. It has a private pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful boutique hotel with great rooms and comfortable beds. Like the idea that the rooms have no phones or tv. All of that and computers are available in the main house. And really appreciate the fact that cell phone use is prohibited in the dining area. The jacarandas were in bloom during our one night. The food at this place can't be beat. Everything is the best you have ever tried. And take the time to read the welcome book in your room. We found it most entertaining. Very accommodating staff.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Just stopped for three nights at Rissington Inn. It is the perfect place to stay for a relaxed informal break. Very comfortable with a great food. Chris and all the staff were delightful and went to a lot of trouble to ensure we had a great stay. The car was even washed on the day of our departure. Ideally located for the wonderful Panorama Route, God's Window etc. Also close to the Kruger. This is a relaxed and very nice place to spend a few days - If we are lucky enough to return to South Africa Rissington Inn is definitely on our agenda. A very welcoming place and great value, querky but in a very nice way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Great attention to detail and lots of little extras (e.g.. car washed overnight). Very helpful and attentive staff. Super room with a great shower and a large bath in the room itself. Little bit of luxury in the bush at very affordable price. Food was beautifully prepared and the menu extensive (the crocodile tail curry - North African style - was a treat and surprisingly tender). Breakfasts superb. We just loved it. It's situated a good ten minutes drive from Hazyview along a dusty track but that was part of its appeal - we watched the monkeys returning to to their night's rest in the trees just a stone's throw from our patio.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Old Basing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've recently stayed for two nights at the Rissington Inn. I found our room spotless and well appointed with the most comfortable bed I've slept in. The welcome and food was excellent. Very well placed to access the Kruger Park. The grounds are well maintained. Would love to return soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Rissington Inn

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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Rissington Inn Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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