Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

527 Off R Hoedspruit Limpopo, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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4.5
#26 of 71 lodges in Hoedspruit
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Foot massage
BBQ facilities
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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527 Off R Hoedspruit Limpopo, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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traveltheworld1113 wrote a review Nov 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom85 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were upgraded without asking from a rondavel to a luxury room which was great because the rondavels were not well positioned. The room was very nice. The food was limited with a set menu and no choice. As the lodge is 9 kms from the main road you have little option but to eat at the lodge. The food was good and basic if unadventurous. The staff were friendly enough but there was a hint of the fact that guests were a bit of an inconvenience. Overall we enjoyed our stay but wouldn’t rush back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not easy to get to alternative restaurants at night. Don’t book a rondavel.
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wmasom797059 wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was fantastic and the host Pricilla was phenomenal. Everything was great not a single complaint. The property has great facilities and very close to the river it actually runs through the lodge you can wake up go to the river smell the fresh breeze.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mimis91 wrote a review Sept 2021
Koblenz, Germany10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the lodge. It's a beautiful little bush retreat. We regret that we only booked for one night and I wouldn't recommend it just as a stop over on the panorama route, as it is located deep in the bush with an additional 20 min dirt road drive from where Google takes you but it's definitely worth it if you have the time. The staff is very friendly and the food was excellent but dinner is quite pricey. The rooms were beautiful, even nicer that on the pictures in a classic bush lodge style and they even upgraded our room for free. We will definitely try and come back again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shaldryt wrote a review Jan 2022
Rustenburg, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our booking was for 10 adults (5 Couples). We all enjoyed our stay. Thanks to Cythia who made our stay comfortamble and met our desired expectations. Will definetly recommend it to anyone and will difinetly be going back again. We enjoyed the nature view, river flowing as well as the assistants there. Even our cars got washed in the morning after the rain. Wow, we never got our our cars washed anywhere before in all the previous accommodation facilities we visited before. Thank you very much):
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lenvictoria wrote a review Mar 2023
Victoria, Canada23 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the perfect location to explore the Blyde River Canyon in a serene, wilderness setting which is not o be missed after your game experience.
The rooms was perfect, and exotic, and the food was outstanding.
Service all around from Cynthia and her staff was simply terrific.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You definitely want to spend time here after your game experience. Be sure to do the Leopard Hike...
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Response from Cheri-Lee Lamprecht, Marketing at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. It was lovely to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Cheri-Lee Marketing
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Jeanne C wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa15 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The 6km trip down a dirt road did not detract from this lovely resort situated on the river. The cottage was rustic and comfortable. Nights were filled with the sound of hippos in the river. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from John Mittan, Owner at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Responded 6 Jul 2022
Dear Jeanne I hope you are well? Thank you for your lovely review. We are very please to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was such a pleasure to meet you and your husband. We hope to see you in the near future! Be safe and take care. The Blyde River Wilderness Team.
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drhcvorster wrote a review Oct 2022
Witbank7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful land beautiful location. Very friendly staff.
Travel along 6 km gravel/dirt road to get to lodge. Can be a challenging experience.
Need to do own dishes or at a cost of R200 if you want it done.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Escape755979 wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Off the beaten track, beautiful and restful. Great staff. Fantastic breakfast. HIghly restorative. A previous review cautioned not to do an overnighter here as the road is too long. Totally agree and it is well worth a few days as you can walk around and see animals and birds throughout the property. Stunning river views, birds and general facilities.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from John Mittan, Owner at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Responded 6 Jul 2022
Good day. Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forwrad to seeing you in the near future! Be safe and take care. The Blyde River Wilderness Team
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Dream819337 wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely peaceful break in beautiful surroundings overlooking the river.
Enjoyed being able to take walks on the farm and watching the game and also the birds.
Staff were all very helpful and attentive to our requirements.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Matthew F wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. The property is beautiful, set right on a river with hippos. There are peacocks that roam around, as well as zebra, ostrich and giraffe. The food was absolutely incredible, and the staff was beyond helpful and friendly. They even helped us set up a fire in the fire pit outside our room one night. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone staying in the Blyde River Canyon area.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lenvictoria wrote a tip Mar 2023
Victoria, Canada23 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You definitely want to spend time here after your game experience. Be sure to do the Leopard Hike in the canyon!"
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traveltheworld1113 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom85 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not easy to get to alternative restaurants at night. Don’t book a rondavel."
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Lucie300 wrote a tip Apr 2019
Bradley Stoke, United Kingdom60 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Kimba house is separated by 5 minute walk through the wilderness from the main resort. However, that makes it exciting."
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zamberk wrote a tip Jan 2019
zamberk18 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 5 ogr 6"
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Elzabe D wrote a tip Dec 2018
Pretoria, South Africa82 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depends whether you want to be closer or further away from the main area. We preferred the one furthest away from everything."
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PRICE RANGE
HK$718 - HK$874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Reptile Centre (3.7 km) and Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Blyde River Wilderness Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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