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Blyde Mountain Country House is located on the edge of Limpopos awesome Blyde River Canyon. Abounding in wildlife, its the worlds largest green canyon with a 33 km gorge and precipitous cliffs rising from the riverbed. The dizzying viewpoints - Bourkes Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle, Gods Window, Three Rondavels - are within easy reach.

Blyde Mountain Country House`s sweeping terrace offers a uniquely romantic lookout onto the dramatic canyon cliffs of the Drakensberg. Few of those who stayed at Blyde Mountain Country House will forget the views of this particular section of the northern Drakensberg which are nothing short of stunning.

When in season you can taste the local lemons, oranges, sensationally fibreless mangos, papayas, guavas, litchis and indigenous marulas as featured in your breakfast fruit salad.

The complex is surrounded by a fascinating selection of bird-inhabited trees and bushes and a carefully balanced garden. The main hall exhibits local art, and theres a curio/craft shop. The atmospheric bar opens out onto the terrace.

The elevated pool by the baobab trees with yet more views toward the canyon offers a refreshing dip, and you can tan on the reclining chairs. Barbeque meals can be prepared in the secluded lapa.

The idyllic sounds of nature often prove the best of tranquilizers for those who came primarily to unwind


One can go white water rafting on the tumultuous river, or hike down the canyon slopes to watch the cormorants and observe and hear the lake's vociferous hippo population, or go on a cruise.

Birdspotting expeditions with a local expert in the canyon's higher reaches can be organised.

Or, reaching still higher, for truly panoramic views: how about a hot air balloon expedition or an elephant back safari? Of course, there are numerous game drives in the Kruger by day and night, you can go horse riding in the bush, or how about a game of golf at the Drakensig golf course ?

Local attractions include the Swadini Reptile Park, Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre (their documentary about animal orphans has been shown regularly on the Discovery Channel) and, the Kapama Cheetah project.

Those interested in the early days of the country's mining sector might enjoy a visit to Pilgrim's Rest.

Cancellation Policy:

0-7 days prior forfeit 100% of full payment
7-14 days prior forfeit 100% of deposit
14-21 days prior forfeit 75% of deposit
21-28 days prior forfeit 50% of deposit
28- longer days prior forfeit 10% of deposit

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

The spacious guestrooms, seven in all, which are both intimate and comfortable, conjure up the latest word in contemporary organic design - the architect was involved in various building projects in post-wall Berlin.

All have en suite bathrooms, satellite tv, large kingsize beds, lofty ceilings with big fans and doors opening onto the garden and/or canyon views.

Room types:
* Standard with shower and no views

* Semi luxury with shower (and some with bath) and garden views

* Luxury with bath shower and garden views or with private balcony and canyon views

Family Units
SEMI LUXURY: (Room 7 + 8), 1 bedroom, en-suite shower and king-size base with twin mattresses, 1 bedroom, king-size bed
Sleeps 6 Adults

Lux B (Room 4,13)
Room 4:: Lux, en-suite bath and shower, Twin or double bed, small lounge, private terrace with mountain views Room 13: Lux, en-suite bath and shower and garden situated
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Lux, en-suite Room (room 5,6)
Lux, en-suite bath and shower, lounge, private terrace with canyon view(ROOMS 5 and 6)
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 8 Luxury
Luxury Room with En-suite bath and shower, lounge with kitchenette, private terrace with mountain views.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Room 9
Standard Room with Twin beds an En-suite with a shower, a kitchenette, outside area with a braai and mountain view.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Semi Luxury (11,12)
Family unit with 3 bedrooms, kitchen and patio
Sleeps 2 Adults

Semi Luxury Unit
1 bedroom, en-suite bath and shower (double bed) 2 bedrooms with a separate shower and toilet to share (Two rooms share one bathroom)
Sleeps 8 Adults

Semi-lux, en-suite Room (Rooms 14 and 15)
Semi-lux, en-suite shower, small kitchenette, dining area and garden situated (ROOMS 14 AND 15).
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard, en-suite shower, no views (Room 3,7)
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews

Nice place and good location betweeen Blyde River and Kruger Park.
Philippe Albisser Mar 2010
The only problem I had was that they allocated someone else in one of the rooms I booked and gave me another one without letting me know.

Other than that everything else was super.
Pamela Dyani Nov 2008


Directions from Eastgate Hoedspruit Air(25KM)
Out of Eastgate Airport make a right towards Hoedspruit town. At the T-junction make a right on to the R40 towards Hoedspruit. As you get to Hoedspruit you will get to the first 4-way stop you pass the first stop and as you get to the second 4-way stop you make a left turn into Hoedspruit town. Keep going until the third 4-way stop and drive straight through town towards Lydenburg on R527
+/- 15km outside of Hoedspruit you will see the R531 Orpen road on your left hand side(Khumai Reptile park on right hand side ). Turn left at T-junction onto R531. 600m on your right hand side is our entrance. Big white board on blue painted wall. Blyde Mountain will be on your left hand side
Directions from Cheetah project to Blyde Mountain
Coming out of Kapama make a left on to tar road towards Klaserie. At the T-junction make a right onto the R531 towards Lydenburg. +/- 26 km on Blyde Mountain will be on your left hand side
Directions from Orpen
From Orpen Gate go straight for about 20-30km until you reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 in the Hoedspruit/Tzaneen direction for 31km DO NOT TURN OFF THIS ROAD when you see the Hoedspruit Turn-off continue straight on. You are now on the R532 (its not indicated ). After about 10km you will see a sign for Swadini on your left, keep going straight shortly after Swadini sign you will the first Blyde Mountain 10km sign on the left hand side of the road. After about 7km you will find another T-junction towards Hoedspruit (ignore that too). Keep going until you see The Angling Club. About 600m from there on your left, the same entrance as Otters Den

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