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Welcome to Blyde River Canyon Lodge


Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated along the majestic Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province, just a 40-minute drive to the Kruger National Parks Orpen Gate.

Nestled between the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains and the tranquil Blyde River. Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers travellers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surrounds.

The lodge itself is on an 85 ha fully game fenced, botanical nature reserve. Accommodation comprises six (6) double/twin rooms with en-suites and one (1) Honeymoon Suite with en-suite. We have a luxury two bed roomed cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms en-suite. All rooms are tastefully furnished, fully air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV, WI-FI as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Each room leads out onto the tranquil gardens where zebra, wildebeest and other wild game wander by.

A blend of Victorian and African decor compliments the beauty and majesty of 900 year old Jackelberry trees, whose shade cascades over the pristine lawn areas.

Full English breakfasts are served daily and delicious country cuisine is available on request for lunch and dinner.

For more information on our Lodge or to book online please visit

The following activities are available in the area: -








Room type Number of people Per Room/Unit Per Person
Luxury rooms 1 R910.00 R910.00
2 R1 620.00 R810.00
HONEYMOON SUITE 1 R960.00 R960.00
2 R1 820.00 R910.00
Luxury Cottage (not self-catering) 1 R1 820.00 R1820.00
2 R1 820.00 R960.00
3rd R2 630.00 R810.00
4th R3 440.00 R810.00

Children under the age of 12 pay 50% of the adult price when sharing with an adult


Room type Number of people Per Room/Unit Per Person
Luxury rooms 1 R990.00 R990.00
2 R1780.00 R890.00
HONEYMOON SUITE 1 R1050.00 R1050.00
2 R1980.00 R990.00
Luxury Cottage (not self-catering) 1 R1 980.00 R1 980.00
2 R1 980.00 R990.00
3rd R2 950.00 R890.00
4th R3 760.00 R890.00

Children under the age of 12 pay 50% of the adult price when sharing with an adult


0 – 45 days prior to arrival - 100%
46 – 90 days prior to arrival - 50%


Cancelled bookings 0 – 45 days prior to arrival 100% of booking price
Cancelled bookings 21 – 45 days prior to arrival 50% of booking price
Cancelled bookings 46 – 90 days prior to arrival 25% of booking price

Cancellation fees are only levied if losses are incurred as a result of the cancellation. Should the accommodation be resold, cancellation fees will be refunded less a 10% handling fee. All reservations, amendments or cancellations are only valid if evidenced in writing by e-mail or fax.

Location & GPS Coordinates:

S 24º 30’ 42,79” E 30º 50’ 12,79”

Please use GPS co-ordinates in conjunction with written directions; they can direct you on a longer route.

We are located at the entrance to the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The lodge is situated four and a half hours north of Johannesburg/Pretoria.

From Johannesburg and Pretoria: - Take the N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria, past Witbank (Emalahleni) and Middelburg to Belfast. Turn onto the R540 at Belfast to Dullstroom and Lydenburg (Mashishing). When you come into Lydenburg (Mashishing) turn left onto the R36 to Origstad, travel through Origstad, travel straight past the R532 turn off, travel straight through the Abel Erasmus Pass, travel straight on the R36 through the Strijdom Tunnel, (the tunnel is 21 km from the R532 turn off). After the tunnel the road automatically changes to the R527 to Hoedspruit. Travel straight on this road for 24.5 km from the tunnel and then turn right onto the Jonkmanspruit /Driehoek Road D1803 (if you cross the Blyde River you have gone too far). There is a sign board that says Blyde River Canyon Lodge just before the bridge. Drive about 14 km and you will find a T- junction, turn right and drive for 500m and we are on the right in the Blyde River Botanical Reserve. Turn right into the Blyde River Botanical Reserve and this leads to the BLYDE RIVER CANYON LODGE.

We have been graded as a 4 Star Establishment with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and are rated in the Portfolio as a Luxury establishment in their Bed & Breakfast Collection.

We think that it is important for you to know that we offer superior service and the wellbeing and comfort of our guests is of paramount importance to us.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to being of service to you and to your clients.