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About Blyde River Cabins

If you want to stay at a place far away from city sounds and lights, yet close enough to world famous attractions where nature's beauty, song and smell overwhelms the senses, Blyde River Cabin Guesthouse is for you!

We offer private log cabins, situated within a wildlife conservancy and on the fringe of a critically endangered riverine forest with the constant sound of the perennial Blyde river you can find total relaxation and unwind from your daily stresses and routine.This is an ideal setting for a family breakaway, romantic weekend or as a base camp from which to explore the Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park with all their surrounding attractions. On-site we offer activities such as guided forest or bush walks and game or night drives.

The cabins are fully equipped, sleeps four to six persons has satellite TV, air conditioners, secure undercover parking and private braai areas.

From the deck overlooking the river you can relax and admire your surroundings or scan the bush in search of the endangered and elusive pels fishing owl or other resident fauna surrounding the guest house. Hippo, crocodile, bush babies, chacma baboon, waterbuck, giraffe, kudu, impala, warthog and spotted hyena have all been seen from the deck with signs of other more elusive creatures leopard, pels fishing owl and wood owl ever present.

Safari: We offer many on-site private safari activities such as Game / Night Drives, Guided Bush / Forest walks and various combo's. We also offer day trips to Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon.

Family friendly: There is a jungle gym and sandpit at the log cabin for the kids to enjoy. All our units are family units and ideal for spending quality family time together.

Romantic: The cabin is private and secluded and an ideal venue for a romantic getaway.

Covid Safety Approved: The units are disinfected before check-in. Minimal housekeeping during your stay to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. All the units are equipped with hand wash and sanitizer and are private so guests do not have to share any spaces.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Car rental service
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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  • Cosy Cabin Cosy Cabin Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Air-conditioned log cabin with three bedrooms. One bedroom with double bed. Two bedrooms with 2 x single beds. Two en-su... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
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      • Luxury Log House Luxury Log House Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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          Reviews for Blyde River Cabins

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          Theo Etzebeth
          11 November 2020

          Would like to have better WiFi facilities. The 12km road not suitable for low sedan vehicles.

          Annette Theron
          21 September 2020

          We stayed in the cosy cabin which was actually quite spacious. It had everything we wanted, except maybe the bed could be improved - with the quality of the rest of the cabin it is a pity the bed is a double with a very old mattress that sags in the middle. I mean, the cabin has a dish washer, but the mattress is awful! The cabin sports a large deck that incorporates the river forest and has a view on the river - it is wonderful and makes it feel like you're staying in a luxurious tree-house, at eye level with the birds. Down below a few water buck, bush buck and impala visited the garden,...
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          15 September 2016

          What a wonderful venue for the times that we need a spell of peace and quiet. The setting on the river under the huge riverine tree is wonderful, the accommodation great and the facility spotless and very well equipped. Unfortunately did not see or hear a Pels owl but enjoyed the nighttime sounds while sitting round a fire on the deck - spotted hyaena, leopard, wood owl and spotted eagle owl to name a few.We enjoyed the stay so much that we booked an extra night, and most certainly intend to return in the future.Well done Willem and Gay for an excellent facility that is real value for money.Ni...
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          20 June 2016

          Wonderful welcome by Gay with juice. The cabin is luxurious and very clean. The deck is awesome and the view perfect. Rest and calmness is what you will experience. Thanks Gay for 4 days of heaven.

          27 October 2015

          Don’t look further! You have to see this!Great place, nice people, very complete house/cabin, we loved it! You have to go and see this for yourself!

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          Blyde River Cabins is 13km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 24.1km (Eastgate Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling