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About Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Swati (siSwati)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

All Rooms are non-smoking - smoking is permitted on the Balcony and in the garden where ashtrays are provided. Children below 12 years are welcome. No pets allowed.

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Reviews for Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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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.

Matthew Grace, South Africa
03 November 2013

Had wonderful stay at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge. Just a pity is was only one night however I welcomed with attention to detail and made to feel at home in a beautiful piece of haven. Food was great, peaceful, comfortable and only a few minutes from mist sightseeing attractions.. Value for money!

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Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is 22.8km from the centre of Blyde River Canyon , the nearest airport 25.7km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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