Overview of Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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4.4 / 5Excellent
39 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Spa


What's nearby

Popular LocationHoedspruit Wildlife Estate21 min drive
Popular LocationKhamai Reptile Centre23 min drive
Popular LocationJessica the Hippo23 min drive
AirportHoedspruit (HDS)36 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Luxury Room

    Luxury Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Luxury Twin Room

    Luxury Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Small Rondavel

    Small Rondavel

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Cottage (Kingfisher)

    Cottage (Kingfisher)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Cottage (Owl House)

    Cottage (Owl House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Kimba House

    Kimba House

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Cottage (Peacock)

    Cottage (Peacock)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Hoedspruit, Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is in a rural location and on a river. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Balule Game Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Jessica the Hippo and Khamai Reptile Centre.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 21 min drive
  • Khamai Reptile Centre - 23 min drive
  • Jessica the Hippo - 23 min drive
  • Balule Game Reserve - 34 min drive
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 36 min drive

About this property

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Riverfront lodge with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
This lodge features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance are onsite. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature private yards and room service. Guests will also find coffee makers, in-room massages, and hair dryers.
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge offers 10 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) and rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: ZAR 190 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Hiking/biking trails
Spa services

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
Free rollaway/extra beds
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


BBQ grill(s)


Massage - Swedish


Designated smoking areas
Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
Free rollaway beds


Free toiletries
Hair dryer

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space



In-room massage
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Turndown service



Check-in between 2 PM - 6 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for ZAR 240.00 per night.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 190 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: ZAR 240.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Blyde River Wilderness
  • Blyde River Wilderness Hoedspruit
  • Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
  • Blyde River Wilderness Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Blyde Wilderness Lodge
  • Blyde River Wilderness
  • Blyde River Wilderness Lodge Lodge
  • Blyde River Wilderness Lodge Hoedspruit
  • Blyde River Wilderness Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit
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4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


      Gloomy and under managed. Extras extortionate.

      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2017


      • Liked: Room comfort

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Road to the Hotel not car friendly 4x4s only

      Stay was fine- happy with the place-however- the road to the hotel is terrible for cars. Breakfast wasn't included and way too expensive considering how long it takes to get to town to buy supplies.

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Great location, an amazing experience to get there

      There's nothing around and that's good. You need to drive down back roads for twenty minutes or so before you go through a series of security gates which help keep the animals in/out. If you come through late in the evening after the sun goes down you can see an amazing dark sky. The staff is very friendly, room was comfortable but be careful ordering the dinner...it ended up costing us more than our room :)