If you’re keen to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation, Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is the place to go. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Blyde River Canyon near Hoedspruit and is less than an hour’s drive from the Kruger National Park (Orpen Gate).
Set on the banks of the tranquil Blyde River, this thatched lodge is every nature lover’s dream. A blend of contemporary, African decor complements the beauty of the lodge’s garden, which rests under the shade of majestic Jackelberry and Fig trees. Each beautifully appointed room has an en-suite bathroom, tea tray and mini bar. Scrumptious breakfasts are included and 3-course candlelight dinners under the stars are an optional extra. On chilly nights, guests can also enjoy the mesmerizing flames and warmth of a wood fire in our traditional African boma.
Enjoy lazy sundowners at the pool or a picnic on the lawn. Nyala roam freely on the lush, green grass and guests are often lucky enough to see hippos and crocodiles from the vantage point of their rooms. The lodge is situated on a private game reserve so guests can also enjoy lovely walks in the bush, where they may encounter Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich, Nyala, Impala, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker, Steenbuck, Waterbuck, Bushpig and Warthog. The flora of the area attracts many amazing birds so this is a wonderful retreat for bird enthusiasts.
Accommodation comprises six (7) double/twin rooms with en-suites, one (1) Large Self Catering Rondavel with en-suite which can sleep 7 ( Preferably 4 Adult and 3 Children on request), (1) Private Kimba Self-Catering House with 2 En suite Bathrooms which sleeps 4 and (1) self catering king fisher cottage which sleeps 2/3 people (preferably 2 adults and one child)
All rooms are tastefully furnished, and each room leads out onto the tranquil river settings where Crocodiles and Hippos swim by. The lodge is a perfect and beautiful venue for small weddings and conferences!
In Room Facilities:
Ceiling Fan, Reverse Cycle Air-Conditioners, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Balcony/patio, En Suite bathrooms,
Places of water are places of life. Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge well populated with hippo and crocodiles, the reserve is home to giraffe, nyala, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, waterbuck, bushpig and warthog. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise… This is your opportunity to escape and invest in peace. Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is an idyllic sanctuary which lies along the banks of the Blyde River. The Lodge is set in a 150 hectare Private Reserve which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province panorama route incorporating the Three Rondawels, Gods Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Berlin Falls, Pinnacle, Lisbon Falls, Graskop and Pilgrims Rest.
We are also just a 50-minute drive to the Kruger National Park- Orpen Gate, where one has the chance to view the big five and many more interesting animals
The unique Blyde River Canyon is considered to be one of the natural wonders of Southern Africa
2 X Swimming Pools, Wedding Facilities, Parking Available, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Fax, Photocopy Machine, Laundry Service, Garden, Bar on the Premises, Fireplace on the Premises, Credit Card Facility, Spa Treatments (Massages), Nature Trails, Dinner/Lunch By Arrangement, Airport Transfers & Tours By Arrangement, Wireless Internet, Credit Cards Accepted (Visa, MasterCard & American Express)
Recreational activities include lazing at the swimming pools or taking a relaxing stroll to the Blyde River with our resident Nyala! Savour the ambience of the bushveld under the canopy of ancient Jackalberry and Fig trees whose shade cascades over the natural lawn areas and Blyde River. The following activities are available in the area: River Rafting/Expedition and Tubing, Paddling - Canoeing / Kayaking, Boat Cruise on the Blyde Dam, Micro Lighting, Paintball, Abseiling, Hot Air Ballooning, Kloofing, Quad bikes & Dirt Cars, 4 X 4 Trails, Bombyx Mori Silk Farm, Private Game Drives spent looking out for the Big Five, Kapama Endangered Species Centre - Cheetah project, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Khamai Reptile Park, Walking with the wild at Tshukudu, Horse Riding, Kruger National Park, Elephant Back Safaris, Hiking trails, Walking and Backpacking, Bird Watching, Golf.