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Southampton, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 More 

Garches, France
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

Sutton Coldfield
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 More 

Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

To get to this hidden gem you need to travel a unpaved road, which is very long and sometimes a bit of a challenge with a normal car. The lodge is set in a private reserve and lots of wildlife stroll around. Once you get to the lodge, it is like you arrived in heaven! The grounds are very well... More 

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

Dear Dutchkenny Thank you for your wonderful review. What can I say Wow! I will pass on your fantastic feedback to all the staff who made your time with us memorable. We hope to see you back here someday soon. Regards Cynthia and the team at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge More 

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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, I only stayed one night while traveling from Johannesburg to Kruger but it was a great nights rest. Very comfortable beds, clean rooms, hot showers, and awesome breakfast. I arrived very late so I didn't get to sample the night meal. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It's definitely... More 

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

Dear Larry B Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed being able to look after you during your stay. It is important to all of us when we get such great feedback. Regards Cynthia and the team at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We stayed in the kingfisher bungalow and it was very well equipped. We opted in cooking our own dinner and were not left wanting. The bungalow is basic yet homely. Breakfast was great with the fresh made scones needing a mention. Check out the surrounding area and ensure its close to what your travel plans are e.g. Going to graskop... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Though we didn't receive any free wifi, we only stayed for one night, we were so hungry...and the food is great! Even when you are full, you can't stop eating! Please be advised to organise your network things beforehand, because there is no signal. We had to pay someone urgently online, but weren't able to do so. The drive up... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €60 - €158 (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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“Luxury rooms are at the end of the property and are the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles Dutchkenny, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rondavels are very nicely furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles Susanne12342015, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 5 and 6 are a little bit more isolated at the bottom of the garden than the rest if that is what you are seeking”
 of 5 bubbles redd27, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We were in a luxury double room which was the perfect option for us, we enjoyed to sit on the terrace with a cup of coffee or tea and whatch the wildlife. The pictures an the webside are very good and show the rooms how they are.”
 of 5 bubbles dagiundnorbert, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good & have patios or balcony that overlook the river so you can watch sun rise & hear the hippos.”
 of 5 bubbles Casson-Gentry, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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