A beautiful little gem perched on the outskirts of the quaint Lowveld hamlet, Whiteriver. Once the original homestead of a local avocado farming family, this charming small hotel has been entirely designed to offer luxury travellers an enveloping atmosphere of boutique style and proportions. The understated elegance in a modern baroque style complete with ornate chandeliers and mirrors combine to create this luxury haven. Chic boutique finishes, a sparkling swimming pool with squashy poolside seats, and the cool haven of formal colonial gardens, all combine into typical boutique-hotel hallmarks.
Situated approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and only 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Country Boutique Hotel is easily accessible. The gorgeous double volume entrance leads into the cool inner sanctuary offering a tranquil lounge, light and airy dining room which opens onto expansive open verandahs. The table d’hote menu will offer guests a relaxing dining experience accompanied by a great wine selection.
Understated elegance abounds with the subtle use of light fabrics with splashes of bright colour, glittery chandeliers and white linen for evenings.
The elegantly appointed rooms boast sleek materials and stark palettes with bold color splashes decorated with individual style. Two of the Superior Rooms have open plan bathrooms. Standard facilities in all rooms include: Air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer, tea and coffee station, safes, mini-bar (stocked on request), luggage rack and bath consumbales.
Children are welcome. Standard rates apply in their own Deluxe rooms. Maximum one child under 12 years can share with two parents in the Superior rooms at 50% of adult rate.
Facilities, services and activities at the lodge and nearby:
Game drives in the Kruger National Park, Panorama Route.
Game walks, bird watching, horse safaris and balloon safaris.
Mountain biking and climbing, hiking, 4x4 course, quad bikes.
White river rafting, sundown cruises, abseiling, bridge swinging and bungee jumping.
5 km - Whiteriver
24km - Nelspruit
35km - Kruger Numbi Gate
18km - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
From Johannesburg (approximately 3hours and 20 minutes)
Take the N4 to Nelspruit. Just before you reach Nelspruit follow signs to R40
Approximately 18km on the R40 (just before you enter Whiteriver) turn off to the right (signage Ingwenyama Resort). Follow the signs and the Country Boutique Hotel is located just before you go through the boom gate to Ingwenyama.
From KMIA (approximately 19 minutes)
Exit the airport at the circle at the bottom of the hill and go right on the
R538 towards Whiteriver.
At the next T-junction turn left and continue 14km until you reach a T-junction at the bottom of a hill.
Turn right onto the R40 and go up the hill (approximately 4 km). Turn off to the right (signage Ingwenyama Resort). Follow the signs and the Country Boutique Hotel is located just before you go through the boom gate to Ingwenyama.
GPS Co-ordinates: S 25° 23' 90" E 31° 01' 110"