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This lodge is nestled between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Blyde River. It features elegantly decorated rooms that open onto tranquil gardens, where zebra and wildebeest wander by.

Located in the entrance of Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Blyde River Canyon Lodge has air-conditioned rooms, decorated with wooden furniture. Each room has a satellite TV and an electric kettle.

An English breakfast is served daily, and the guest house’s restaurant offers local dishes for lunch and dinner on request. Special diet menus are also available.

Guests can relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy massage treatments. They can also choose from a variety of activities in the surrounding area, including hot air ballooning, rafting, horse riding and hiking.

The Kruger National Park's Orpen Gate is a 40-minute drive, and free public parking is possible on site the lodge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Blyde River Canyon Lodge has been welcoming guests since 7 Oct 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 4
  • 2 single beds and 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 6
Holiday Home
  • Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 3: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 4: 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 6
  • Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 3: 1 double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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  • The staff speak English
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Hosted by Vicky Mittan

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Vicky Mittan
The Lodge is an idyllic sanctuary which lays in a shallow valley, soaring cliffs on one side and the tranquil flow of the Blyde River on the other. Places of water are places of life! Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River well populated with hippo and crocodiles, the Reserve is home to impala, wildebeest, zebra, Bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, Kudu and bushpig. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise…experience it!
Vicky Mittan is one of those people who just have Africa deep in their bones. She was born in Kenya and often her family piled into their game vehicle and went off into the bush in the Serengeti and Amboseli. She and her husband, John Mittan and their two young children decided to go for the adventure of a new life Australia back in the 80’s, but Africa kept calling. Vicky was a successful businesswoman in Sydney with degrees in Accounting and Tourism when she and John came for a holiday to the Blyde River Canyon Lodge. Their son was working as a ranger at a game lodge nearby and they ended up at the lodge of the Blyde Botanical Reserve. For Vicky it was love at first sight and over dinner she jokingly said to the owner that if the lodge were for sale they would buy it. Two weeks later they had bought the lodge and two months later Vicky had left Australia, moved into the lodge and taken over. Guests at the Blyde River Canyon Lodge feel the special love that Vicky has for this land.
The following activities are available in the area: River Rafting and Tubing Boat trip Micro Lighting Paintball Abseiling Hot Air Ballooning Kloofing Quad bikes & Dirt Cars Godding & Godding Silk Farm Private Game Drives Jessica the Hippo Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre – Cheetah project Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Horse Riding Kruger National Park Elephant Back Safaris Hiking trails The lodge is conveniently situated on the Panorama Route which includes the Three Rondawels, Gods Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Berlin Falls and of course the unique Blyde River Canyon, which is considered to be one of the natural wonders of Southern Africa.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Three Rondavels Viewpoint
    4.8 miles
  • Blyde River Canyon Viewpoint
    6.6 miles
  • Kinyonga Reptile Centre
    8.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Blyde River Canyon
    0 miles
  • Lake Blyde River Dam
    0 miles
  • River Blyde River
    0.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport
    17.3 miles
  • Phalaborwa Airport
    44.5 miles
  • Skukuza Airport
    56.5 miles
How to get to Blyde River Canyon Lodge from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Blyde River Canyon Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Game drives Additional charge
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa facilities
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Massage Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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House rules Blyde River Canyon Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


08:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
ZAR 236 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 590 per child, per night
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 590 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

A surcharge of ZAR 250 applies for arrivals from 21:00 to 23:00 while check-in from 23:00 and 00:30 costs ZAR 500. All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property. Check-in is not possible after 00:30.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Blyde River Canyon Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Blyde River Canyon Lodge

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Blyde River Canyon Lodge by:

    • Car 30min

  • Blyde River Canyon Lodge is 12.4 miles from the centre of Hoedspruit.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Blyde River Canyon Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Back massage
    • Hand massage
    • Game drives
    • Foot massage
    • Horse riding
    • Full body massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Head massage

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Blyde River Canyon Lodge (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at Blyde River Canyon Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The prices at Blyde River Canyon Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Blyde River Canyon Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free