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Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort

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R532 Ohrigstad, Graskop, Matibidi 1270 South Africa
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Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort, is the home of the Three Rondavels and is the only resort offering direct access to the world famous Three Rondavels, the Blyde Canyon Gorge and World’s End. The resort offers both 3 and 4 star self catering chalet accommodation. The 100 chalets can accommodate from one to six persons, have one or two bedrooms and a combination of double and single beds, depending on the type of unit. All units are self catering, air-conditioned and have 16 DStv channels. The majority of the chalets have been upgraded and offer up market accommodation. The units are fully serviced on a daily basis. Laundromats are available on the resort. The chalet accommodation is complimented by a private and secluded caravan park, offering 30 sites. The camp is serviced by two ablution blocks and a laundry. The resort offers a cold water swimming pool, play area for children, mini golf, five hiking trails with access to the canyon and waterfalls, as well as guided horse rides.
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Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
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Outdoor pool
Restaurant
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Banquet room
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BBQ facilities
Convenience store
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Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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T2901VSkarin wrote a review Yesterday
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Location is nice but room was run down and smelled of stale smoke. We asked for a different room as resort was clearly not fully booked. Where told it was not possible as they had a conference going. We did not see any activity in many cottages around so had to assume this was an excuse not to do anything.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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WarrenStuart wrote a review 11 Aug
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We recently visited Blyde Canyon Forever resort and wow.... We were so impressed and definitely cant wait to go back. Perfect location, friendly and helpful staff, lovely accommodation. Property is beautiful well maintained and clean.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Magalie D wrote a review Jul 2022
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We came for 2 nights this July 2022 with our children. Very secure place. Chalet was very confortable and clean, spacious, everything we needed. View points on the 3 roundavels are stunning. We did not go to restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 292magalied, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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w19710q wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort is situated at a Great location, awesome views of the canayon and the Three Rondawels. The food at the Restaurant was great, especially the curry. Staff was friendly and efficient. Chalet was comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear w19710q, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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Chris D wrote a review Jun 2022
Carletonville30 contributions28 helpful votes
Resort was neat and tidy. Ablutions need to be cleaned either late at night or early morning as they were unacceptable in the morning. Caravan sites are very uneven and need to be leveled or paved. Resort shop was well stocked.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 24 Jun 2022
Dear Chris D, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and take note of your comments. Sincerely
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John wrote a review May 2022
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions2 helpful votes
This resort did not disappoint. On our arrival at the gated and secured entry we were provided with keys and a map to our building. The resort is a sprawling facility of house style accommodations. Ours was a duplex style house so we had one side and the other was for someone else (who we could not hear at all). Our domicile had a small living room, dining room, kitchen area that included a stovetop, refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom was large and the bedroom had a huge window with a great view. We were there in May and it was cold, however, the bedroom was equipped with a heating unit. A semi short walk from our building and we were at a spectacular lookout position of the Blyde River Canyon. It was breath taking. There were also hiking trails (and a swimming pool and miniature golf) but were there for only one night and did not explore those options. The restaurant was on the other side of the facility and it was very dark as we drove there. It was spacious and had a nice feel (and probably a nice view if it wasnt pitch black outside) but the food was simply average. The buffet may have been better but we ordered of the menu. Also, if you are coming from a city, you may be used to a faster pace. Where were were, things were slow including table service. As we only had wifi at the restaurant, we drove there again in the morning and were treated to seeing about 20 baboons in the area around the restaurant. There was apparently fruit in some of the trees and they were also having breakfast. Note: Do NOT feed the animals. It may seem cute or fun but they will become aggressive if it looks like you have something they want. Also be sure your cars is locked and the windows are up. There is a gas station, small shop and an ATM where you turn to drive toward the resort.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Francois Scholtz, General Manager at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort
Responded 30 May 2022
Dear Shrike_75, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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Rao A wrote a review May 2022
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia13 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed in the 6-bedroom villa for one night, and we were kicking ourselves for not planning a longer stay at this resort. The villa is gorgeous, rooms are huge and well furnished with stunning views from living room and bedrooms. The balcony, deck with jacuzzi had even better views and ample space for an outdoor party. We ordered some takeout dinner from their restaurant across the road which was very good. We didn't have much time to explore the area but we will certainly return to this place in the future for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 16 May 2022
Dear Rao A, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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denisemarreiros wrote a review May 2022
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It was very clean and had Wonderful views. The campsite was very spaceships. We had a great time the campsite all that is needed . The monkeys were a bit of a problem if you left any food outside. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 08 May 2022
Dear Denise, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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Gundel Paul wrote a review Apr 2022
Piet Retief, South Africa9 contributions
Lovely stay in the 6 sleeper units. The units were clean, spacious and neat. Would recommend it to anyone with an adventurous heart. We had an amazing sunrise experience at the upper viewpoint. Just look out for the Baboons. Don't leave any doors open.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Momof4girls2016, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely
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cazaresil wrote a review Apr 2022
Moraga, California69 contributions217 helpful votes
The resort could not have a better location. It provides access to the best trails in Blyde Canyon, in particular, to the Leopard and Kadishi Tufa trails. Unfortunately, this enormous advantage makes of this place a monopoly with few incentives to improve. Firstly, you should know that this is a gigantic place offering camping and room services for a very large population of tourists. We stayed at cabin #74. It looks like the room hasn't seen an uplift in decades, but that's not an issue for us. We are also aware of the affordability of this price, so this is expected. But the food... it's barely preferable to hunger. I can honestly say, without a bit of exaggeration, that the Kadishi restaurant is one of the worst 3, if not the worst, I have ever been to. Nothing is good. Not even the coffee. We ordered a cheesecake. Terrible. We gave them a second opportunity with the dinner buffet. The chicken was bad, so we tried the beef. Then we realized that the chicken was the star of the menu. The side dishes, vegetables, potatoes, rice, everything was cooked with no soul. In general, that's how I feel about the resort. No soul. No love. Looks like a government operation. With so much potential, it's a shame that they don't do something truly outstanding with this place. Perhaps it's the sheer size of the grounds, which look not ideal from an economic perspective. Whatever it is please fix it. Change management. Do what is needed. Treat tourists with respect.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 10 Apr 2022
Dear cazaresil, many thanks for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We take note of your comments. Sincerely
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PRICE RANGE
US$75 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
forever resorts aventura blydepoort hotel graskop
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Forever Resorts Aventura Blydepoort
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMatibidi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Nearby attractions include Three Roundavels (4.3 km), Wonder View (2.8 km), and God's Window (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.