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Swimming Pool
Aircon
Fridge
Mini Bar
Braai Area
Balcony
Hairdryer
Patio
Parking on Premises
Bar
Heater
Restaurant
WiFi
Breakfast included
Internet access
Spa facilities
Fireplace
Child friendly
Kitchenette
Tea and coffee facilities
Full Kitchen
Cleaning service
Laundry facilities
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!
Property Facilities:
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)

Area Information:
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

In Room Facilities:
Ceiling Fan, Reverse Cycle Air-Conditioners, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Balcony/patio, En Suite bathrooms,

Attractions:
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.

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Melissa Baehr
24 March 2019
The lodge is delightfully tucked away in pure nature. The cottages and rooms were beautifully decorated and in pristine condition. The staff were so friendly and catered to all our needs which included catering to vegan and vegetarian dietary needs. We had an amazing stay. The road to the lodge is a bit of a stretch on a gravel road but it is well worth it if you wish to be in a beautiful Natural environment. John, Monica and the rest of the staff made our stay something to remember.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Darren Robertson
13 March 2019
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge was definitely a highlight on our trip. We only had a two day stay, and we all would definitely return for a longer stay sometime in the future. The friendly staff, the grounds with free-roaming animals, the peaceful nature surroundings, the modern African inspired rooms, all deserves a 5 star rating. We especially want to thank John for being a wonderful, accommodating host, who catered to our various dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, etc, ), with delicious three course meals of a very high standard. Fantastic breakfast spread as well! Much appreciated!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Old Mutual
10 December 2018
Your facility is so beautiful, we truly enjoyed our stay there.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Judy
19 June 2018
Stayed for 2 nights and loved the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. There are manicured lawns with trees, a beautiful swimming pool and loungers. Nice view of the river from the deck both at the boma and at the restaurant. The river houses hippos and crocodiles but we didn't see them. We stayed in the owl house which was self-catering. The beds were comfortable with luxurious linens. The staff were really great and clearly knew their stuff. We got our car cleaned on arrival which was a nice touch.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Marco Van Vummeren
10 June 2018
We had a lovely stay here. The mini apartment was comfortable and set in beautiful grounds. The staff were really nice and very friendly. It is close to Kruger Park and Hoedspruit Airport so we did a mini tour entering through Phalaborwa, staying in letaba and out through Orpen back to the hotel. We got to see the landscape change from thick bush land to open plains, it was amazing. The bar area of the resort is like a living room with a fire and comfortable seats. The menu is fixed but they asked if we had dietary requirements and the food was amazing.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tsakani Pandeka
24 May 2018
Very lovely and quiet place, stayed in Kimba house and loved every bit of it.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lena & Manuel
20 May 2018
If you can get over the gravel road, this is one of the best places to stay. The accommodation is perfect and so relaxing. Its in the nature reserve, has animals, is quiet and really gives you a sense of being away from the city. The staff and food is on point. Definitely, definitely recommend this place.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Thomas
13 May 2018
A bit hard to drive the last 12 km from main road onto gravel but well worth it. John takes good care of you and the personnel is absolutely accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend this spot. The 3 course dinner has been always lekker and breakfast leaves nothing to complain about!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Paz Velasco
13 May 2018
Great place. Very nice & helpful staff, we had an awesome time.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Peter
08 April 2018
We stayed here for one night only (sadly) after ten days driving ourselves in Kruger National Park and using rest-camp accommodation.

The setting near the river is beautiful and very well kept.

The dinner in the Lodge reception building was very good with a set menu which the chef changed for us substituting seafood.

As we returned to our room, we couldn't believe our eyes: A Inyala munching on the bush near our door. There are also Giraffe, Ostrich, Zebra and other animals on the property.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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