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Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Kimba House | Terrace/patio
Luxury Room | Terrace/patio

Overview of Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Hoedspruit with restaurant and bar/lounge

8,8/10 Fabulous

40 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
The price is R1 930
Price available on 2023/04/04
Off R527, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front-desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 54 min drive


  • The Fig and Bean - 20 min drive
  • Mugg & Bean - 20 min drive
  • Sleepers Station Restaurant - 20 min drive
  • The Hoedpsruit Café - 19 min drive
  • The Hat & Creek - 18 min drive

About this property

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Hoedspruit. Guests indulge in Swedish massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private picnics
  • Room service

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Swedish massages and massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 190 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 360.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
As of 24 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge on 04 April 2023 start from R1 930, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blyde River Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Blyde River Wilderness Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Blyde River Wilderness Lodge like?
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Klaserie Nature Reserve, which is 45 minutes away by car.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Donovan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Gloomy and under managed. Extras extortionate.
David, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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 ended up costing us more than our room :)
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8/10 Very good

Breakaway needed after great work year satisfy with lodge will recomened
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Into the wilderness
The road to the lodge is poor, but the lodge is in a lovely setting when you finally arrive .
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10/10 Exceptional

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Nice place to relax. Wonderful dinners.
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8/10 Very good

The Blyde Wilderness Lodge is a lovely little place hidden away on the edge of a river. It takes 15 mins off the main road over gravel tracks to get to the site. Once in the site, we saw zebras and giraffes coming in but didn't see any animals in the river (hippos or crocodiles). We had some accommodation that had recently been added and, although the website says all accommodation faces the river, ours had a view of the wildlife reserve. However, the rooms were nicely furnished and clean and we had a little kitchenette with a sink and fridge. The food, both breakfast and dinner, was good value and nicely-presented. The only disturbance we had was the last afternoon when we were sitting having a drink outside of our accommodation and watching the impalas. Some guests arrived that day who seemed to be the owners or friends of the owners (they were later showing off a drone in the bar and told us they had been filming the place). They brought 2 big dogs with them and let them roam around the nature reserve off their leads. I'm terrified of dogs, so this was quite unsettling, but some of the animals were clearly disturbed by this as well. To top it off, one of the dogs defecated in front of us and outside our accommodation, but the owners didn't even bother to clean it up! This rather marred our view of the place after such a good experience.
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