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About Rustic Butler

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 wine.

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 Café, Picasso’s and Gum Treez to name but a few.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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

Availability and pricing

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  • Double room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Our rooms are private, comfortably furnished and luxuriously equipped, each in its own unique style. The en suite bathr... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
    from R890 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This unit is ideal for a guest wishing to stay slightly longer. This two-room unit has a lounge with a sleeper coach... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, Sleeper couch, Television, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi
        from R890 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • King/Honeymoon Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Our luxury room has a lovely king-size bed, a fantastic bathroom with a his-and-her basin, big shower, bathrobes and a... see more Features:  Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
            from R1000 For 2 guests
            • Adults

              Reviews for Rustic Butler

              11 guest reviews Reviews of

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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 Map

              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

              Things to do in and around White River

              Orange Wine Tasting at Rottcher Wineries

              (3.6 km from White River)

              Sample delicious orange wine from Rottcher Wineries at Casterbridge. Locally grown Valencia oranges are fermented in the old fashioned way to produce Avalencia, a unique orange 'wine' with an alcohol content of 14.5%. Avalencia can be enjoyed as an...

              Casterbridge Cinema

              (3.6 km from White River)

              Looking for entertainment in White River? Head to the Casterbridge Cinema at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre and indulge in a movie, popcorn and snacks. Screening times are Tuesday to Saturday, 18:00. Matinee on Tuesdays at 14:30.

              White River Country Estate

              (3.2 km from White River)

              White River Country Estate is a scenic golf course situated on the outskirts of White River and not far from Kruger National Park. The 18-hole course offers a good mental and physical challenge for golfers of all skill levels. With Gary Player...

              Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

              (3.6 km from White River)

              Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is perfect for the whole family to enjoy a day out. The variety of shops range from galleries housing African art to boutique clothing stores. Entertainment is on offer at The Barnyard Theatre, cinema and live music at...