Our guests - our friends

That is our motto and we live by it. We have been running Rustic Butler for six years and are looking forward to our seventh. What do they say about the seven-year itch? We are going to improve, improvise, renovate, extend and just simply get better!

A home-cooked meal is specifically prepared to meet guests' needs while they relax in our 4-star facility (or join me in the kitchen over a glass of ?).

Rustic Butler is perfectly situated in a residential area of White River. We are within reach of the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon and the warm waters of Maputo, yet at the same time are very close to the lively city of Nelspruit. Riverside and Ilanga malls with their shops, restaurants and movies are 12 km and 18 km away and Casterbridge with its art, cinema, restaurant and CMDA theatre a mere six minutes.
White River is also a mecca for artists with the likes of Zakkie Eloff and Esias Bosch.

For adrenaline junkies, Induna Adventures is the company to contact for anything from the Big Swing in Graskop (40km), river-rafting, zip-lining, kloofing to geckoing. Echo Tours is a local company offering trips to the Kruger National Park and Panorama Trail and will also do pick- ups and drop-offs at party venues.

After a short drive to Sudwala Caves, you can explore the insides of the mountain and afterwards go back in time at the Dinosaur Park.
Kaapsehoop is known for its wild horses and has the reputation of snow in winter!

The area boasts numerous cultural and sports festivals throughout the year: Innibos, Panorama, Jock, Uplands, rugby, hockey, netball and mountain biking.

We have fantastic restaurants in White River: Fez, Magnolia, Oliver's, Mahoi's, Loose Mongoose, Zannas, Lateral Cafe, Picasso's and Gum Treez to name but a few.

All our rooms are equipped with a TV, fridge, tea-and-coffee facility, rusks and biscuits, fresh milk and water, bath robes, roof fan and heater.

Double rooms
Our rooms are private, comfortably furnished and luxuriously equipped, each in its own unique style. The en suite bathrooms have a shower only.-

King size / honeymoon suite

Our luxury room has a lovely king-size bed, a fantastic bathroom with a his-and-her basin, big shower, bathrobes and a big corner bath. It is the perfect setting for a honeymoon couple. A romantic bath can be arranged with the hostess for those guests who would like a bit of extra pampering! Candles, chocolates, rose petals, champagne and soft music is part of the treat for a perfect evening.


This unit is ideal for a guest wishing to stay slightly longer. This two-room unit has a lounge with a sleeper coach (big enough for one adult) and TV. The bedroom has twin beds or a king size bed, a small but full bathroom, a small equipped kitchenette, braai area and private stoep.

On the premises
The safety of our guests is extremely important to us. We have a well-lit parking area, remote-controlled gates and alarm systems in the rooms. The premises are surrounded by an electric fence and a signal to an armed security company. We have a facility in house for your valuables.

All the rooms lead out onto a wooden deck / stoep-area where you can relax and listen to our resident birds. We serve breakfast at your convenience and leisure, either in our dining room, on the deck or, if you prefer, in your room.
We also offer dinner on request. 

White River is peaceful and cool in the summer and pleasantly warm in the winter. We invite you to come and stay with us to experience this fantastic little place in the sun. 

Number of bedrooms

Three double rooms (sleep 2)
King-size room (sleeps 2)
Cottage (sleeps 2 / 3 adults)

Nearby Attractions / facilities within reach from Rustic Butler:

  • Airport - 15 km
  • Kruger Park - 40 km
  • Casino - 10 km
  • Trout fishing - 45 km
  • Game drives - 30 km
  • Golf - 5 km
  • Live entertainment - 3 km
  • Medical facilities - 2 km
  • Movies / cinema - 5 km
  • Nature trail - 2 km
  • Restaurants - 1 km
  • Bowls - 2 km
  • Exercise facility - 2 km
  • Reptile Park - 15 km
  • Squash court - 3 km
  • Chimp Eden - 20 km
  • Elephant sanctuary - 30 km
  • Tennis courts - 5 km
  • Horse riding - 5 km
  • Maputo - 50 km
  • Induna Adventure activities - 25 km


  • We have a choice of DSTV in the rooms
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk and water in the rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities in the rooms
  • Turn-down treatment (on request)
  • Wireless Internet facilities
  • Lock-up safe in the house
  • Laundry service
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • bar fridge
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tennis court (less than 5km)