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Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Swadini Road Blyde River Botanical Reserve, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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jholth609051 wrote a review 22 Feb
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We loved the peace and quiet of the property as well as the zebra visitors who basically sat at our table for dinner. What a surprise. Spacious rooms and great facilities. ,The food was also delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Iain S wrote a review 16 Feb
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We visited for 3 nights in January 2024. From the moment we arrived we felt very comfortable and would hightly recommmend Blyde River Canyon. The fabulous gardens are full of wildlife, the hotel has character, the staff are engaging and the food is good.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Meander469326 wrote a review 05 Feb
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We stayed at the lodge traveling from the Waterberg area and preparing for a trip down the Panoramic route. The lodge is a beautiful old building in a garden with impressive big old trees. Our experience was disappointing: staff is unwelcoming, strict and not very kind. It felt more like we were commanded in a rigid procedure. Food was awful unfortunately. It felt like a beautiful place spoiled by the team running it. We will certainly not return nor recommend it unless thibgs change drasticaly in the way it’s run
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Date of stay: January 2024
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bellytastic wrote a review Jan 2024
Munich, Germany67 contributions28 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here on our way from Blyde Canyon to Kruger and what a find this is! Met by the resident zebra's (which I think are trained/corralled to come by when people check in). But nevertheless this was such a beautiful sight and one which we saw often during our stay. The room was nicely decorated and had mosquito nets all around the bed. Dinner was served in the open sided dining area complete with bush babies frolicking overhead in the rafters. The meal was a set menu but we found it very delicious and nicely served (salad was self service). The grounds are well kept and we saw various wildlife both in the morning and the evenings. We were the only ones to use the pool during our stay and found it clean and refreshing. All the staff were friendly and helpful and are an asset to the lodge. A perfect location for the Blyde River Dam boat ride being only 15 minutes away. Wish we had more time to stay longer.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Bellytastic Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. We are delighted that you saw the bush babies during dinner, they have just settled in the Lapa. The zebras come and go when they like and they obviously enjoyed your company by also being repeat guests. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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AndreasEssing wrote a review Nov 2023
Olching, Germany2 contributions
Being in this area is quite nice including the nature and animals we could see. We were there with the whole family (8 people) and had a very nice dinner and some interesting walks in the nature, where we could see lots of animals (Kudus, Zebra tracks, etc.)
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Andreas Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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Navigate645422 wrote a review Sept 2023
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We really enjoyed our stay at Blyde River Canyon cottages. The cottages are very pretty, comfortable and we loved the Braai area and rock pool. The kitchen facilities are a little basic, but perfectly adequate, and our welcome was lovely. The zebra on the lawn were a definite bonus!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 17 Oct 2023
Dear Navigate645422 Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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acortez014 wrote a review Jun 2023
Reno, Nevada42 contributions16 helpful votes
Very ice lodging and the pictures are as it appears. We ate breakfast and dinner at the lodge both of the nights were there and the food was really good. As an American we found the food to be inexpensive and much better than we find at home. Just a lovely country.
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Dear Acortez Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting particular positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. We also love South Africa, once Africa bites you have to come back! Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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annaF6564FU wrote a review Jun 2023
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Very very nice family cottage inside a beautiful garden with lot of trees and animals. The cottage has all facilities and very nice fixtures, just renovated. Very good breakfast with fresh product and abboundance of food. Gluten free service
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Dear Anna Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting particular positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. We try to accommodate all different dietary requirements. My husband to did the new bathrooms in the cottage is happy to hear your feedback. We think the cottage looks beautiful. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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Smapek150863 wrote a review Mar 2023
Odense, Denmark1 contribution1 helpful vote
The most lovely settings with zebras coming to grass in the beautyfull garden. Very excellent and helpfull staff and the food was very good as well. We had the Honey Moon Suite which was very lovely and bigger than the otter rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Dear Smapek Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting particular positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. We are happy that you enjoyed our zebra family, they delight our guests. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind regards Vicky Mittan Owner Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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alexanderjbailey wrote a review Feb 2023
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Very comfortable and very clean - some of the kitchen kit was bit tired. The staff are charming and you feel safe on the lodge grounds. All in all a lovely place to stay and area to visit - would definitely come back
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Responded 28 Feb 2023
Dear Alexander, Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to send us your feedback about your recent stay at Blyde River Canyon Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive compliments highlighting particular positive aspects of the hotel and staff. This is after all, one of the best guidelines to evaluate and improve our services. We will look into the kitchen equipment, thank you for bringing it to our attention. Once again, we are delighted that you chose to stay with us and look forward to the privilege of serving you again in the very near future. Kind Regards Vicky Mittan
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,880 - R 3,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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blyde river canyon hotel limpopo province
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blyde River Canyon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blyde River Canyon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (6.1 km), Wonder View (7.7 km), and Kingfisher Gallery (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blyde River Canyon 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 Canyon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blyde River Canyon Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blyde River Canyon Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blyde River Canyon Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Blyde River Canyon Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.