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About Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Surrounded by the tranquil Blyde River and the euphoric Drakensberg Mountains, this thatched lodge is set in a private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, birdlife, fauna, and flora.

Accommodation comprises of six luxury double or twin bed and breakfast rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and tea and coffee tray. There is one large self-catering rondavel with an en-suite bathroom which can sleep up to eight guests, and the self-catering King Fisher Cottage sleeps up to four guests.

Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River, the mountain lodge offers the opportunity to view the various wildlife that are attracted to the water.

All rooms are tastefully furnished, and each room leads out onto the tranquil river settings where crocodiles and hippos cruise by.

Self-catering guests are welcome to book breakfast and dinners with us to.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Ndebele (IsiNdebele)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Austrian
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Cancellation fees are only levied if losses are incurred as a result of the cancellation. Should the accommodation be resold, cancellation fees will be refunded less a 5% handling fee. All reservations, amendments or cancellations are only valid if evidenced in writing by e-mail or fax.

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Reviews for Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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Willem Jansen Van Rensburg
12 December 2017

Food and drinks prices very steep, they clearly cater only for foreigners.

Giané Pretorius, South Africa
12 July 2016

Was an amazing weekend at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge. Very friendly and welcoming personnel. The lodge is very tranquil and beautiful, wish we could have stayed longer! The personal touches that will make me go back is 1) A late check in (around 21:00) was no problem and we were served delicious welcome drinks even though it was late 2)Every night the heaters were turned on so our cottage was not cold at all when returning from our activities and 3) warm water bottles were brought to us every night.

Craig Corbett, South Africa
30 June 2016

fantastic staff and great foodDouble ply toilet paper would be niceTall glasses in the self catering room But a great atmosphere Would love to go back 

laurinda , South Africa
22 April 2014

Excellent accommodation and beautiful surroundings. The room was very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good. Will definitely return.Craig & Laurinda de Vasconcellos

Victoria Crake, England
24 February 2014

We stayed in the (self catering) Owl House at the lodge - a delightful circular thatched building with well equipped kitchen and relaxing seating area. The children loved sleeping upstairs under the thatched roof. The grounds were well maintained and shady and I can recommend having a massage - it was lovely.

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Blyde River Wilderness Lodge Map

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is 14.6km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 25.7km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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