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Munich
Reviewed 20 July 2015

after or between safaris, this place is a blessed little retreat. Gorgeous bungalow and garden, the surroundings are beautiful, you can just spend time observing many different animals from your balcony or terrace, e.g. the hippos or crocodile by the river in the early morning. Everything is quite, relaxing and beautifully decorated. The staff was helpful and nice, the set...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Renting two houses here, The Owl House and Kingfisher, our little group of eight stayed for two nights. Situated quite off the beaten track, the Lodge has a large leafy garden overlooking the river, a nice pool and ample outdoor spaces for relaxing, having a drink or just taking in the silence. The staff was very attentive and we were...

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Nice lodge between kruger and the blyde river canyon. Rooms are nice and clean. Dinner and breakfast are really good and the lodge is situated in the middle of nowhere next to the blyde river. From the tar road you have to drive quite far over a dirt road before you reach the lodge. The dirt road is perfectly drivable...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had a lovely stay and a great rest at the lodge. Hidden away and in an idyllic setting right next to the river. Excellent service by all the staff!! Thank you!! Had a lovely breakfast and dinner with great wine. Overall a great place to stay if you want to get away from the busy city.

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Nelspruit
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I've stayed at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge several times, both with family and my safari clients. Staff are great, food is wonderful, setting and facilities first rate. Great birding in and around the lodge.

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Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The lodge is at the end of a bone jarring road that takes a good 20 minutes to navigate although the instructions provided were really clear. The lodge is built next to the river amongst manicured lawns and the pool. The rooms are spacious and have a verandah to watch the world go by. Breakfast and dinner on the terrace...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The lodge is hidden away in the middle of nature, by the river. it is not in the canyon and quite a drive away from it. the property is beautiful with nyalas grazing on the lawn, two swimming pools, everything very well kept, good food and lovely fresh flowers in the rooms decorating the beds and even the bathroom. we...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The lodge is located on the river margin. Amazing place into the nature. It is not close to the city, or the tar road. The canyon is definitely not close by. If the idea is to enjoy the lodge and relax, this is a perfect choice. The gardens are well maintained, swimming pools were clean. You can find Nyalas and...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, the room was nice and the food for dinner was good. One night the dinner starter was changed to fish without letting anyone know which was both disappointing (as I don’t like fish) and dangerous due to many people having allergies, and while the breakfast buffet was nice (with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal…),...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The lodge is an exellent location to explore the Blyde River Canyon area. After a roughly 6 km drive on a gravel road (easily ridable with every common car) you reach a little paradise with nice rooms and self catering cottages. Enjoy the nature while sitting on your terrace and whatch rhinos and crocodiles in the river. The restaurant with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the tranquil Blyde River and the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this thatched lodge is set in a Private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, birdlife, fauna and flora. Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River, it offers travelers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surroundings. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province and is just a 50-minute drive to the Kruger National Park- Orpen Gate. 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. Accommodation comprises seven (6) double/twin rooms with en-suites, one (1) Large Self Catering Rondavel with en-suite which can sleep 7 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Address: 527 Off R | Hoedspruit Limpopo, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: ₹ 4,332 - ₹ 11,506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blyde River Wilderness Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed at the “peacock“ lodge. Very nice”
 of 5 bubbles ekaup, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Luxury rooms are at the end of the property and are the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles Dutchkenny, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rondavels are very nicely furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles Susanne12342015, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 are a little bit more isolated at the bottom of the garden than the rest if that is what you are seeking”
 of 5 bubbles redd27, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We were in a luxury double room which was the perfect option for us, we enjoyed to sit on the terrace with a cup of coffee or tea and whatch the wildlife. The pictures an the webside are very good and show the rooms how they are.”
 of 5 bubbles dagiundnorbert, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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