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About Rustic Butler

Our Guests - Our Friends

That is our motto and we live by it. Since the establishment of Rustic Butler in 2009 we have improved, improvised, renovated, extended, and just simply got better, and are looking forward to hosting you!

Covid-19 forced us to make a lot of changes because your health is important to us!

We will do our utmost best to ensure a safe and hygienic stay. We have taken all the necessary hygienic measures to minimize the threat and to protect our guests and will be ready to host from 1 May 2020.

This virus will not disappear overnight, and we have rethought the services we offer. Request our special offer during May, June and July.

Breakfast (Extra R100,00 per person)
We will be serving breakfast in our dining room or packed as a breakfast-on-the-go.

Dinner on request (R160,00 per person)
A home-cooked meal is specifically prepared to meet guests’ needs while they relax in our 4-star facility.
When it is safe to do so, the guests may be invited to join me in the kitchen while I am cooking with a glass of wine!

Rustic Butler is perfectly situated in a residential area of White River. We are within reach of the Kruger National Park (± 45 km from nearest camp), Blyde River Canyon, and the warm waters of Maputo, yet at the same time close to the lively city of Nelspruit. Riverside and Ilanga malls with their shops, restaurants and movies are 12 km to 18 km away and Casterbridge with its art, cinema, and restaurant a mere six minutes.

A new shopping center in White River with all the necessary shops was completed in August 2019.

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 (40 km), river-rafting, zip-lining, kloofing to geckoing. A local company offers trips to the Kruger National Park and Panorama Trail.

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 and Uplands Festival are extremely popular. The local schools, Rob Ferreira, White River Primary, Flamboyant School, Penryn, Curro, Nelspruit Hoërskool, Bergvlam, Lowveld High, Nelspruit Laerskool and Laeveld Akademie are known to host rugby-, hockey-, netball- and cricket festivals. Mountain biking and hiking is just two of the many activities happening in and around White River!

We have fantastic restaurants in White River: Picasso’s, Magnolia, Oliver’s, Gumtreez, Loose Mongoose, Zannas, Sip and 24 on Coolmore to name but a few.

Covid Safety Approved: Your health is important to us and we will do our best to ensure a safe and hygienic stay. We have taken all the necessary hygiene measures to minimize the threat and to protect our guests.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bathrobe
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check out
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.


SAVE 20% 2 Night Special

Stay between 23 Nov 2021 and 23 Feb 2022 and get 20% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 23 Nov 2021 and 23 Feb 2022)

Rustic Butler Rooms

Reviews for Rustic Butler

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Deandre de Bruin
14 December 2017

The accommodation was not to bad, but closing door by bathroom needed and blinds over kitchen window. Main bed definitely needs replacing.

Megan Brook-Sofianos
09 October 2017

Our stay at Rustic Butler was absolutely wonderful! The breakfasts were incredible, with pancakes, eggs benedict and gourmet French toast being just a few of the delicious breakfasts we were given (despite being in a self-catering unit). Annelize and her team were so welcoming and even organised a romantic evening for us on our last night, including champagne, rose petals and a picnic for two. All this at no cost; just to make our last night special. The room was lovely and the hosting impeccable! I will definitely visit again!

Anita Strydom
30 September 2017

Room very clean, love the sjerry and chocolates

Nkhensani Rikhotso, South Africa
05 September 2016

Had the most incredible stay at the Rustic Butler. Annelize was warm and welcoming. We had the honeymoon suite and when we got back from having supper. The room was prepared with flowers, gowns, chocolates, music and bath. It was incredibly romantic. The suite is huge and clean and modern. We would definitely stay here again.

Gertraud Maringer, South Africa
08 August 2016

We were very welcome by Annelize and Danie and spoiled with a scrumptious breakfast every morning!The room was spacious and we had a wonderful big bed and a heater for the bathroom.We hope to be back there soon again!Thank you for your fabulous hospitality!

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Rustic Butler is 1.3km from the centre of White River , the nearest airport 12.5km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling