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Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

527 Off R Hoedspruit Limpopo, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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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
Public wifi
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
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Extra long beds
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Fearless697869 wrote a review Feb 2024
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BRW Lodge is such a special place to stay. Its location by the river oozes calmness and the accommodation and food is fabulous. However the personal touch from Cynthia and the team really made us feel at home. Topped off with a guided walk in the reserve to see the giraffes. Thank you!
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Kenneth C wrote a review Sept 2023
Liphook9 contributions3 helpful votes
This, I think, our fourth visit to the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge. We enjoy the quiet, relaxed ambience, dinner was lovely and the staff friendly and obliging. We enjoyed meeting Cherie-Lee and, as always Cynthia went the extra mile. The beds are super-comfortable.
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Valerie P wrote a review Aug 2023
Paris, France4 contributions
Peaceful and wildlife atmosphere...very cosy rooms (we stayed in the roundavells) very good food and nice staff. We had a lovely stay we did panorama route to visit the blyde river canyon sites...it is a bit far from there around 1 hour drive to the first step of the panorama route. I recommend this place if you don't mind being a bit remote
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Matthew F wrote a review Jul 2023
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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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MisterEric_Paris wrote a review May 2023
Paris, France61 contributions40 helpful votes
Rooms are big , confortable and very beautifull with balcony and view to the river. We enjoyed the restaurant for dinner, and terrasse for breakfast , food is great. we stayed there once 10 years ago and the place is still the same, very well managed
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dmmeti455073 wrote a review May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Cynthia and her team were such lovely hosts. They were invested in ensuring that we had a lovely experience. When I requested a longer stay she ensured I get a better room for my partner and I and assisted us with anything we needed. The breakfast and dinners were amazing and the ambience is just perfect. My only issue is that we couldn’t swim in the rock pool which I was looking forward to.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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lenvictoria wrote a review Mar 2023
Victoria, Canada20 contributions18 helpful votes
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
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Room Tip: You definitely want to spend time here after your game experience. Be sure to do the Leopard Hike...
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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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shleka506869 wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The service was excellent, the staff were ALL there to assist with all our needs regardless of position. They were super friendly and they made our stay memorable. I would go there 1000 times again just for the staff service. The room was comfortable. Personally I didn't like the mosquito nets (which are probably a necessity in that area). I personally like very soft pillows (they had medium). I must admit I did not ask for my preferred pillows so I can't complain about this. The location & amenities? I think this depend on what you are looking for; if you are looking for a secluded place with no network and noise and with a great bird life - This is the perfect place. If you want to go and explore the surrounding areas, there last 9km are gravel road and may require a vehicle a little raised - it need not be a 4x4. I would not recommend it for children who want to run around and play on the jungle gyms etc. the whole day. We loved the peace and tranquility. What I liked best? The staff and location. What I like least? The gravel road - however if you are going to the bush, this is to be expected. As a word of caution, I was bitten or got an allergy while there (my family were all ok), so it may be advisable to chat to your doctor before going to a wilderness like this one.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 09 Jan 2023
Good day I trust this mail finds you well. Thank you for your positive review. We really appreciate it. I am sorry about your allergy/bite. This could be anything! Being in the bush. I would recommend taking an antihistamine along with any travel (obviously something recommended by your GP) We hope to see you again in the near further! Have a lovely year further and stay safe! Regrads, Cheri-Lee Marketing Manager
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jjwarri wrote a review Dec 2022
Frankfurt, Germany13 contributions1 helpful vote
The first welcome was by giraffes, zebras and wildbeasts prior arrival at the reception. The staff we met was always very friendly, helpful and efficient. Accommodation excellent with a view over the river from the terrace. Not to forget the excellent breakfasts and dinners.
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traveltheworld1113 wrote a review Nov 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom90 contributions61 helpful votes
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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R 1,682 - R 2,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
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.