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Ambience Inn, bed and breakfast
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa




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The owners, Issy de Lira and Hannes Scholtz , invite you to Ambience Inn. This is the bed and breakfast set in a 2-acre rambling plants man's garden in the secure, up market part of White River, where you can relax and be yourself. Ambience is close to the world renowned Kruger National Park, in the heart of the subtropical South African Lowveld. Only three hours drive from Johannesburg. Be spoilt and pampered in our six comfortable bedrooms each with en suite facilities, with either king/queen size or twin beds, and fans. All rooms have TV, air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee tray and a bar fridge. Additionally, each room has it's own veranda and private courtyard.

Enrich your bushveld experience by enjoying our very popular open-air showers in the privacy of your own courtyard - bathe under the sun, moon and stars.

Enjoy a relaxing swim or your daily exercise in our 16 meter salt water swimming pool.

Experience the African sunset in our tropical garden with exotic and indigenous plants.

Awaken your senses by walking the tranquil pathway in the forest, listen to the stillness or the birdcalls or just chill on the veranda in front of your room. And above all, let Africa work its magic, in the relaxing and safe atmosphere of our guesthouse.

Breakfast is served at the main house, on the bottom veranda next to the koi pond, or on a cold morning, in the dining room. Dinners are available by prior arrangement, or enjoy dinner at any of the several restaurants in town. Safe parking behind your room. Free Internet facilities available


Ambience has 6 comfortable, air-conditioned en suite bedrooms, with either king/queen size or twin beds. Each room has it's own veranda and private courtyard. Additionally, each private courtyard has a bushveld shower, open to the sun, moon and stars. Each room has a tea and coffee tray, fan, TV and bar fridge. Enjoy a relaxing swim or your daily exercise in our 16 meter salt water swimming pool.

A full South African breakfast is served at the main house, on the bottom veranda next to the koi pond. Dinners are available by prior arrangement, or enjoy dinner at any of the several restaurants in town.

Safe parking behind your room.


White River has a sub-tropical climate, abundant sunshine, green hills and valleys. The Lowveld Botanical gardens hosts a rare collection of plant species and the first man-made rain forest. Enjoy the most incredible nature hiking trails and even the heritage of Africa at Sudwala caves.
    Ideally situated for day trips to:
  • The Kruger Park - Only 30 minutes away lies one of the major tourist attractions of the country. The Kruger National Park is home to over 140 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds, not to mention a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, flora and fauna.
  • Pilgrim's Rest - The one street town of Pilgrim's Rest offers a window into South Africa's history, complete with museums,refurbished buildings, a robbers grave, and the infamous Victorian-inspired Royal Hotel.
  • Graskop - A short drive from Pilgrim's Rest lies Graskop, famous for it's scenic waterfall and for Harrie's Pancake Shop, known to serve up the best pancakes ever.
  • God's Window - One of the most scenic views in South Africa is with out a doubt offered up at the famous Blyde River Canyon. This colossal canyon is famous for its dramatic window on the world. Attractions are God's Window ledge, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels - all of which offer breathtaking panoramas. The Mac-Mac Falls and Lisbon Falls are also a keen favourite for visitors.
Telephone 013 751 1951
International callers +27 13 751 1951
Mobile 082 9280 461
International callers +27 82 9280 461
FAX 013 751 1951 Please ask for the fax line
Postal address Ambience Inn P.O. Box 4671, Nelspruit, 1200 Mpumalanga, South Africa
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