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  • Cosy countryside hotel offers great value
  • Well located for exploring all Mpumalanga's adventure activities
  • Within driving range of the beautiful Panorama Route

Amani Boutique Hotel

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

1km from Mashishing


-25.1097, 30.4718


Combining the cosiness of a guest house with the services of a hotel, Amani Boutique Hotel offers guests a tranquil taste of the scenic countryside, while still being conveniently close to the Mashishing’s shops and restaurants.

Built in an earthy modern style, the hotel is located next to several dams on the outskirts of the Mpumalanga Highveld town, and guests can enjoy mountain and valley views from most of the cosy rooms. The setting is ideal for honeymooners, who will particularly enjoy the two luxury suites with their en-suite spa baths and balcony or patio. 

The very spacious deluxe suites are also luxurious and have full en-suite bathrooms, while the standard suites are smaller, with en-suite showers. Although still spacious and fitted with the same extra length King-size beds as the rest of the accommodation, the business suites with en-suite showers are the smallest of the rooms, and are ideally suited for overnighters or those on a budget.

With amenities such as hairdryers, bar fridges with complimentary water, tea/coffee stations, television and wireless internet, along with fans and heaters, guests have everything needed for a comfortable stay during either warm summer’s days or frosty Highveld nights. 

A comprehensive range of services, including office facilities, an airport shuttle and laundry are conveniently available, while friendly staff will attend to your needs at the drop of a hat.

Amani is best suited as a base for guests who want to explore the escarpment or head down the mountains to the Lowveld. After a hearty home-cooked breakfast, a stroll around the dams and past the horses and blesbuck is a perfect warm up to day of sightseeing and adventure.

Nearby, the escarpment offers outdoor activities such as trout fishing, hiking and horse riding, and the quaint towns of Graskop and Sabie are good stop-off points to refuel for lunch and purchase a unique titbit from one of the fascinating shops.

The breathtaking Panorama Route is undoubtedly one of the region’s most spectacular attractions and well worth a day trip. For a different experience, take a drive down to the Lowveld, where Big Five game viewing and numerous adventure activities are on the cards. 

The hotel can arrange packed lunches to be enjoyed at one of several tranquil picnic spots along the Panorama Route. On request, adults who want a break from the kids can leave them in the care of a babysitter. 

After a thoroughly entertaining day, guests can return to the hotel for a filling pre-arranged dinner, before sinking into their beds thoroughly satisfied.

Rates & Summary

2 Luxury Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite Jacuzzi bath and shower
Balcony or patio
Garden, dam and mountain views

2 Deluxe Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Garden, dam and mountain views

2 Standard Suites

Each sleeps 2 in King-size or twin beds
En-suite shower
Garden, dam and mountain views

4 Business Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite shower
Garden, dam and mountain views


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Continental and Full English breakfast included
Lunch and dinner available


Children of all ages are welcome.
Babysitting service available.


Why Stay Here?

Situated in the highland town of Mashishing (Lydenburg), Amani Boutique Hotel offers comfy countryside accommodation and good services, and is a perfect base for exploring the Mpumalanga escarpment and Lowveld. While staying in affordable, well-equipped rooms, guests at Amani will enjoy beautiful views over mountains, valleys and dams. The luxury suites have indulgent spa baths and are perfectly suited for honeymooners.


  • Cosy countryside hotel offers great value
  • Well located for exploring all Mpumalanga's adventure activities
  • Within driving range of the beautiful Panorama Route

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fly fishing gear, binoculars for bird watching/game viewing.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the hotel are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, 4x4 trails, Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Long Tom Pass,  elephant interactions, aerial cable trail, abseiling, white water rafting, tubing, quad biking, hot air ballooning, bridge swing.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fan included
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Braai area available
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




Panorama & Lowveld



The Lowveld-Legogote region is the urban hub of Mpumalanga. It is home to the dynamic capital city Mbombela/Nelspruit and KaNyamazane township. It also contains the towns of White River and Hazyview, known for their arts & crafts, their good living and bonhomie.

All roads round here lead to the Kruger National Park (KNP) which is the region’s border and its biggest attraction. Another big attraction is the amazing Sudwala caves - the world’s oldest dolomite caves and the geological highlight of the Lowveld.

To the west of Mbombela/Nelspruit is the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world and highlight of the Panorama Route. This is a scenic route along the escarpment edge, taking in the mountain towns of Graskop, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Lydenburg. To the east of Mbombela/Nelspruit lies the region dubbed the Wild Frontier. It is known for its lively gold rush history and mysterious stone ruins left by early indigenous people.

The Lowveld-Legogote region has strong ties with neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland, offering an intriguing mix of culture, language and style. 

The Lowveld is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slowveld’ –and it’s not hard to see why. It’s hot, subtropical, laid-back and friendly. This is a region that has always worked alongside the rhythms of the wild.

The word ‘legogote’ means ‘place of the skins’ and refers to the leather makers who once lived here in the Legogote Mountains. They were known for their skill in crafting leather thongs supplied to early ox-wagon travellers.

The Lowveld has long been a trade route and trading post. Explored by early hunters and pioneers, it developed on the back of the discovery of gold. From old Delagoa Bay (present-day Maputo) to Mbombela/Nelspruit and on to the Panorama Route, you will encounter colourful tales of early adventurers, prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers, traders, chiefs, kings and shysters.

Mbombela/Nelspruit is a big, busy city that includes historic Nelspruit, ever-growing residential developments, and the vibrant, sprawling township of Kanyamazane. Cutting right through the centre of the city is the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Popular among residents and tourists, the garden is set on the banks of the Nels River and is a delight of indigenous greenery. It has a large cycad collection and an African rainforest.

Mbombela/Nelspruit was a host city for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Its beautiful stadium is an icon of the city’s progress - along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an innovative design reflecting a modern African spirit. In Mbombela/Nelspruit you’ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a mix of peoples and cultures, with an Afro-chic flavour. From Mbombela/Nelspruit you can do artists’ routes and township tours, visit casinos, nightclubs, and artistic and historical spots. And yet within a short time you can be right in the middle of the KNP gazing out onto the ancient African wilderness.

Incredible mountain scenery and excellent outdoor action - that’s the spirit of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. From Mbombela/Nelspruit the route heads east through subtropical foothills and farmlands, into the mountains of the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon. The route takes you along a series of historic mountain passes to the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Graskop, Mashishing/Lydenburg and Orighstad. Scenic highlights include God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve is also there - home to plenty of wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa.

Pilgrim’s Rest is where gold was first discovered and is a heritage town. Graskop and Sabie are timber centres, and renowned for their adventure activities. There is a wide choice of things to do here, from gorge swinging, rock climbing, abseiling, and hot air ballooning, to river rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing, sailing and 4x4-ing.

Look out for

The Kruger National Park - Flagship of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park has good infrastructure and services, with routes, game drives, guides, camps, watering holes and other animal viewing spots. Your chances of a lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger Park, where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote camping hideouts.

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mpumalanga’s capital city is a friendly and fast-moving mix of cultures. These include Tsonga, Pedi, Swazi, Mozambican, Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German and French. The city is a central place from which to access the Lowveld and Panorama regions. You can take a cultural tour of Kanyamazane township, and visit arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens. You can see an excellent collection of South African art at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature buildings, or spend a quiet hour or two in the Lowveld Botanical Garden in the heart of the city.

Sudwala caves - The world’s oldest known cave system, said to be nearly 3 billion years old, the Sudwala Caves are completely surreal. In the heart of the Mankelekele mountains lies this vast subterranean city of passages, tunnels, caverns and chambers. There are timeless dripstone formations and eerie bottomless lakes. The highlight is the Crystal Tour – a five-hour 2km hike into the heart of the caves culminating in a cavern containing incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

Outdoor action - Sabie is the adventure capital of the Lowveld and Panorama, offering just about everything you can think of in an incredible canyon and mountain setting. Experience the adrenalin rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68m (18-storey) freefall. You’ll go from 0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds! The hiking is exceptional, and there are excellent rock climbing, paragliding, and abseiling opportunities.

The Artists Route - The beautiful setting and laidback lifestyle of the Lowveld has long attracted artists and creative souls. In the White River/Hazyview area you can visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists. These include potters, weavers, candle makers, glass-blowers, sculptors and even taxidermists. Both these towns are hip and happening, offering charming eating spots and great rural retail therapy. For good shopping head for Casterbridge Centre on the edge of White River, and Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview.

Kaapsehoop village - Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village. It is popular for its quaint coffee shops, pubs, bistros and more than a hundred wild horses.

Innibos Cultural Festival - A music and arts festival held in the Nelspruit/White River area in June and July. This is a cultural ‘must-do’. For 14 days the Lowveld rocks. This arts festival is held at over 60 theatre and music spots across the province and features everything from big stage concerts to assorted theatre and cultural activities. There are also more than 400 craft stalls to explore.

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