Mataffin Macadamia Lifestyle & Assisted Living Village Nelspruit

History of Mataffin


Mataffin has always been at the centre of the Halls family and business since HL Hall, the founder of Halls and Sons, settled and started farming the land in 1890 as one of the first pioneers of the Lowveld. Mataffin village became the main residential settlement for the family and staff of HL Hall and Sons as Nelspruit was not an established town back then.  It grew as the company expanded and developed to accommodate the additional staff. The three main heritage homes, Torburnlea, The Outlook and Cory Hall have significant history.  Torburnlea was built for the founder Hugh Lanion Hall and his wife Grace and the other two homes were built as wedding presents for their two sons Lanion and Dickon.  Direct family descendents of the founder Hugh Hall who are Directors of the company continue to live in two of the manor homes, The Outlook and Cory Hall.  Generations of family and staff have lived in village over the many years giving it a rich tapestry of history and memories and make it the special place it is. Torburnlea has been refurbished as a bed and breakfast and is being run by family members, Andrew and Kim Hall, descendants of HL Hall.

Mataffin Macadamia Lifestyle & Assisted Living Village Nelspruit