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R527, Hoedspruit, 1380 Hoedspruit, South Africa – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child from 0 to 2 years is charged 20 % of the room stay per night and person in a crib.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Situated along the Olifants River, Bushriver Lodge features two swimming pools and a large deck with BBQ facilities.
Score from 115 reviews Wonderful
This lodge is nestled between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Blyde River. It features elegantly decorated rooms that open onto tranquil gardens, where zebras and wildebeests wander by.
Score from 100 reviews Very good
Nestled on the foothills of the Mariepskop Mountains in the Blyde River Canyon area and 25 km outside of Hoedspruit, Amafu Forest Lodge offers a rim-flow pool and restaurant.
Score from 4 reviews Wonderful
Situated in Hoedspruit, Raptors Lodge Unit No. 15 offers private, self-catering accommodation with furnished wooden deck.
Score from 12 reviews Excellent
The beautiful, peaceful setting is perfect with veranda immediately overlooking over the river and early morning hippo wake up calls! Very helpful manager and staff, excellent food, lovely swimming pools. Consistently good from arrival to departure.
Having to use a mosquito net is difficult to get used to, but they are large and hung above the bed. There were quite a few bugs to get used to and the road in is quite a long dirt road but regularly maintained. Nothing major, however when you see what a lovely place this is!
- pretty much everything, especially: - great breakfast - great staff
- WiFi isn't free of charge - the road to the lodge could be a bit better
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge has a somewhat out-of-the-way location that enabled me to recharge my batteries during a business trip. Beautiful scenery, lovely room, delightful dinner.
Having to leave!
Rooms well set up Food was fabulous Staff very friendly and helpful Private yet common areas if wanted Location on river Wild animals everywhere Albert helped us sight hippos
Swimming pool was not inviting
Animals around the lodge Excellent food Staff
Insufficient lighting Insufficient storage space for clothes Poor mosquito net
We had a lovely welcome, and the food was fabulous. Beautiful room in a 'rondavel'. Staff led me along the riverside to see about 10 hippo, and the riverside was quite magical. This is a relaxing and beautiful place.
The track from the main road is manageable, but pretty long. I wouldn't use Blyde W L as a touring base; just come a rest here a night or two (we stayed a night and a morning).
The setting, accommodation and ambiance were excellent, and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was served out on the verandah overlooking the hippo pool and in the early evening hippos were heard down at the chalets. The chalets were attractively furnished and extremely comfortable.
The evening meal was very plain with little choice for the price paid, and the wine list was not great, but it was quite satisfactory.
Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, spacious and nicely furniched chalets, in the near by river we could see hippos and deer was grassing next to our chalets.
A little far off, but it is worth it :)
Dinner doesn't offer good value for money
A Lovely lodge in a very relaxing and Tranquil location, just what we needed after the 5 and a half hour drive from Jo'burg. The evening meal was good value, Daisy, Cynthia and all the staff made us feel very welcome.
Food delicious setting for dinner was a real wilderness experience a memorable stay
It was very relaxed, great staff, and peaceful location , the road access was interesting!
The road access was difficult, though this added to the adventure, otherwise very good
once we had arrived, the views were outstanding. the lodge was very spacious and well equipped
Very difficult access along a 10Km very bumpy dirt track. In fact I damaged my hire car travelling to the lodge. there were lots of ants in the kitchen area
The lady at reception was very friendly and tried hard to make sure you are happy.
The place is managed by a couple of back packers and that really shows in the way they mishandle conflict. The food is really really average and unfortunately you are so far away for any other restaurants you get stuck with their food.
Room was beautiful, nice touch with the frangipani flowers on the bed etc.Location lovely. The fillet steak in the evening was the best I've ever had. The directions could have said "turn left at the huge giraffe"!
After rains the access road was a bit interesting in a small hire car .... but heh, what's wrong with a bit of an adventure!
excellent layout once inside the lodge, the pool & bar/appi were brilliant!
Car parking was at a distance from kingfisher cottage, but not a major problem.
Friendly staff, good facilities, excellent food. Very tranquil place.
Access to the property a little daunting at first
Setting next to river. Food rating excellent.
We booked a cottage next to river, but were given a rondavel, which was very warm inside.
Amazing location in the middle of a game reserve. Beautiful, spacious room with a big balcony overlooking the river were hippo's and crocs live. We had dinner in the restaurant: a set 3-course dinner. Really delicious food and great wine. Staff is very friendly. We'll absolutely come back!
- The amazing decoration of the room and the restaurant/bar. - The authenticity of this lodge, included in a private game reserve
The lodge is far from the main road (accessible by track for 7k)
Great personel, good food, nice animals
It is so hard to get there, also internet should be provided for free when u pay that much for a room. Insects nets should be replaced since we had ants and other animals in our room!
The warmth of the staff and how you constantly show concern and compassion. The serenity!
The spitting cobra upon our arrival, and opening and closing the gate.
Tv in the room
The service was good and the property per se is well appointed.
However the location is too remote and very far formt he nearest gate to Kruger ( 89 kms). It doesnt make sense to stay at this property if Kruger visits are to be made frequently. Morever the rooms do not have AC nor proper fans. Thus uncaomfortable spending the night. Would nto reccomend this property to anyone I know.
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