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Roskilde
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful oasis far away from the beaten tracks. We enjoyed our stay in the Owl House at this really beautiful and quiet place. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the place is clean, the food is excellent and the whole environment is perfect. A bit away from the Rondavels, God's window etc. though. Hanne Denmark

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Lydenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of staying at the Kimba House at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge. It was really nice as it is in a private setting with our own rock pool and facilities. The children enjoyed the horses and the resident peacock. Nelson also took us on a short nature walk to see the giraffes. The food was ok, but...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is one of my favorite places we stayed in our January 2016 South Africa trip! We stayed with a group of 11, and we all had a great time. It is a bit of a long and bumpy road to get there, but it was well worth it for the relaxing visit. We got in quite late after getting...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 7 December 2016

What a great place to be at. If you like to feel like a privileged guest of honour I recommend The Blyde River Wilderness Lodge. Here, just about 10 km. from the main road you feel like you are in an oasis in the middle of nowhere. My wife and I had a hard time finding the place. Without a...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped over for a couple of nights on way to Kruger. Long bumpy road in but worth the effort. Accommodation very nice set in some lovely gardens. Zebra and giraffe in the outer grounds and easily visited. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Much nicer than the featured pictures on Trip Advisor suggest. Pros: The huts are well maintained with nice furnishings, the grounds are green and scenic, and the breakfast and dinner was quite good. They have some giraffe, zebra, peacocks, and nyala on site The nyala herd grazed right around our hut. Cons: fairly long bumpy drive in, but didn't bother...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed here en route to Kruger from Blyde Canyon. Beware, it's a 6-7km drive off the R527 on a gravel road, which is fine, but my map didn't indicate it, and there were no instructions when we booked it. Once you get there, you will be happy you made the drive. The lounge and restaurant overlook the Blyde river,...

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Blyde, Manager at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Becca Thank you for taking the time to review us. We loved your compliments and we wish too, that you had stayed longer. Kind Regards Cynthia Shikwambamba

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had just one night at the Lodge, but it was lovely. The bungalow was big and clean. Nice animals in the garden. Friendly staff and particularly good food! We enjoyed our meat and dessert. We recommend it.

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Blyde, Manager at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maurizio Thank you for your feedback and your wonderful review. I will pass on your compliments to the chef. We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Regards Cynthia and the team at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Garches, France
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had to find a place on our way to the Kruger, the location was perfect, the lodge very peaceful, conveniently situated near the river, the rooms nice although the double bed is quite small... Prefer the twin beds option!

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Blyde, Manager at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bene Rousseau Thank you for feedback. I agree with you that we have a special piece of paradise here. Our double rooms have queen size beds but if you request next time that we put a joining cover on the twin beds that will make them a king size. We look forward to seeing you soon Regards Cynthia and...

Sutton Coldfield
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights in Owl House, the service was very good and the staff very friendly, we ate in the restaurant as you are a distance from other amenities the food was good. Our room was looking a little tired and probably could benefit from a refurbishment.

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Blyde, Manager at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bobbie 28 Thank you for your feedback. We have had the Owl House on the program to update and wish you could see some of the changes now! We hope to see you again soon. Regards Cynthia and the team at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the tranquil Blyde River and the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this thatched lodge is set in a Private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, birdlife, fauna and flora. Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River, it offers travelers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surroundings. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province and is just a 50-minute drive to the Kruger National Park- Orpen Gate. Places of water are places of life. Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge well populated with hippo and crocodiles, the reserve is home to giraffe, nyala, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, waterbuck, bushpig and warthog. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise… This is your opportunity to escape and invest in peace. Accommodation comprises seven (6) double/twin rooms with en-suites, one (1) Large Self Catering Rondavel with en-suite which can sleep 7 and (1) self catering king fisher cottage which sleeps 2/3 people (preferably 2 adults and one child)All rooms are tastefully furnished, and each room leads out onto the tranquil river settings where Crocodiles and Hippos swim by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Address: 527 Off R | Hoedspruit Limpopo, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $85 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blyde River Wilderness Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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