Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River, Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated along the scenic Panorama Route in the Blyde River Canyon of the Mpumalanga / Limpopo Province.
The lodge is is set in an 85 hectare Botanical Reserve which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora, and major scenic attractions nearby include Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels, God's Window and various waterfalls.
Recreational activities include lazing at the swimming pool or taking a relaxing stroll to the Blyde River. Other local activities such as white river rafting, hot air ballooning and horse riding can also be arranged.
In addition to the scenic highlights, other attactions within easy reach include the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The lodge is also just a 40 minute drive to the Kruger National Park's Orpen Gate, meaning that guests can also take themselves into the Park on a self-drive safari.
The stylish 6 en-suite Luxury Rooms, the Honeymoon Suite and one 2 bedroom cottage all lead out onto lush tranquil gardens and include satellite television, air conditioning and tea trays. Each room leads out onto the tranquil gardens where zebra, wildebeest and other wild game wander by.
A blend of Victorian and African decor compliments the beauty and majesty of 900 year old Jackalberry trees, whose shade cascades over the pristine lawn areas.
A full buffet breakfast is served daily on the beautiful outside deck. Delicious lunches and dinners may be arranged and enjoyed under the African sky or by firelight on those winter nights in the warm and inviting dining room.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Blyde River Canyon Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg and Pretoria: Take the N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria, past Witbank (Emalahleni) and Middelburg to Belfast. Turn onto the R540 at Belfast to Dullstroom and Lydenburg (Mashishing). When you come into Lydenburg (Mashishing) turn left onto the R36 to Origstad, travel through Origstad, travel straight past the R532 turn off, travel straight through the Abel Erasmus Pass, travel straight on the R36 through the Strijdom Tunnel, (the tunnel is 21 km from the R532 turn off).
After the tunnel the road automatically changes to the R527 to Hoedspruit. Travel straight on this road for 24.5 km from the tunnel and then turn right onto the Jonkmanspruit /Driehoek Road D1803 (if you cross the Blyde River you have gone too far). There is a sign board that says Blyde River Canyon Lodge just before the bridge.
Drive about 14 km and you will find a T- junction, turn right and drive for 500m. Turn right into the Blyde River Botanical Reserve and this leads to the Blyde River Canyon Lodge.
From Hazyview: Take the R40 towards Acornhoek and Hoedspruit. Go past Acornhoek, and turn onto the R531. Continue along this road and turn left onto Swadini Road and follow this road until you reach the lodge.
From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport and then turn left onto the R40 towards Acornhoek. Turn onto the R531. Continue along this road and turn left onto Swadini Road and follow this road until you reach the lodge.
General Information For Guests
All rooms are tastefully furnished, fully air conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi as well as tea/coffee making facilities.