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The Lowveld - It's in our Nature

Wondrous wildlife, thrills and spills, leaping and laughing, wet and dry, ancient history, warm hospitality, exploring cultures, making memories. Few parts of the world can match the Lowveld for its natural and cultural diversity or for the genuine warmth of the welcome given to each and every visitor to the region.

Please visit our What to do page for other spectacular places to visit and activities to undertake, all within a short drive of Rissington Inn.

Self-Drive or Escorted Tours

All of the following "What to See" options are available as self-drive tours and escorted tours.

Obviously, the freedom of driving yourself has its advantages, but with the benefit of a qualified guide you are likely to see and learn more. If you have a special interest or if there is a venue or site that you particularly want to see, please tell us, so that we can be absolutely sure that it is included in your itinerary. Please also check with us which meals are included so that we can pack you a picnic if required. (Breakfast picnics are included free of charge for residents).

For escorted tours, we have a small and select number of preferred operators with whom we will book for you. We strongly advise against booking on the Internet with unknown operators. Costs of guided tours vary from operator to operator. Please discuss the options with the front of house team. The more notice you can give us, the better.


For a full day out amongst some of the finest African scenery, we suggest a Panorama Tour (or a shorter Panorama Highlights Tour) with an expert guide, taking in all or some of the following:

Additional extras include:

Rissington Inn - Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon

The 29 000 ha Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is carved out of nearly 25 km of red sandstone and is one of South Africa's most remarkable geological features. Also known as the Motlatse Canyon, it is the third largest canyon on Earth and is situated below the confluence of the Blyde ('joy') and Treur ('sorrow') rivers.

Fun at Three Rondawels

This Mpumalanga nature reserve stretches for 60 km from just north of the little town of Graskop, up to the Abel Erasmus pass. You'll get stunning views from the Escarpment at legendary viewpoints such as God's Window, where on a clear day, you can see as far as The Kruger National Park and Mozambique.

God's Window

God’s Window is one the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints, with astonishing views over South Africa’s Lowveld (so-named because it is much lower than the high escarpment along which the Panorama Route runs). At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700 metre and, on a clear day, you'll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border with Mozambique.

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Awesome Waterfalls

The Lowveld has some of the best waterfalls in South Africa. Most are easy to get to in a normal car and after a short walk. So when you've been to see the animals, why not take a leisurely drive and explore some of the best waterfalls in the Lowveld?

What to See Interactive Map

To explore the interactive Google Map below, click any of the red numbered icons on the map or the info icon to the left on the map's menu bar:

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