Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River, Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers local and international travellers a unique bush experience.
The Lodge is set in an 85 hectare Botanical Reserve which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora. Not only is the Blyde River Canyon Lodge a unique holiday experience, but is also home away from home for many astute and professional business people.
Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated along the scenic Panorama Route in the Blyde River Canyon of the Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province. It is easily accessible to the Bourkes Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels, Gods Window and various waterfalls.
The lodge is just a 40-minute drive to the Kruger National Park - Orpen Gate.
The Lodge is also rated 4-Star Superior by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa excellent comfort and quality with a high standard of furnishings, service and guest care.
- River Rafting and Tubing
- Boat trip
- Micro Lighting
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Quad bikes & Dirt Cars
- Bombyx Mori Silk Farm
- Private Game Drives
- Kapama 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.
From Johannesburg / Pretoria:
Take N4 motorway eastward (direction White River), get off at Belfast.
From there head for Lydenburg (Mashishing) on the R36 via Dullstroom.Beware of potholes between Dullstoom & Lydenburg.
After Lydenburg continue on the R36 in the direction of Tzaneen.
Negotiate the Abel Erasmus Pass (drive carefully!).
Take the R36 to Ohrigstad, Strijdom Tunnel and Abel Erasmus Pass onto the R527 to Hoedspruit and TURN RIGHT on the Driehoek Road.D1809.
If you cross the Blyde River and pass small Excel garage on left you have gone too far. Turn back.
Travel approx 14 kms Turn Right at the t-junction.
Travel for about 500m after which you will turn right into the Blyde River Botanical Reserve and this leads into the Lodge.
Once you are on the R531 toward Hoedspruit, you keep going straight.
You will drive through Klaserie, a small rural settlement and get to a T-junction showing Hoedspruit to the right, Keep going straight.
After about 20 kms you will see a sign for Swadini and Blyde River Canyon Lodge on your left, turn left at Road No D2189.
Travel for about 7 kms after which you will turn right into the Blyde River Botanical Reserve and this leads into the Lodge.
Our stylish en-suite rooms and one luxury cottage all lead out onto lush tranquil gardens and include satellite television, air conditioning and tea trays.
A full buffet breakfast is served daily on the beautiful outside deck whilst watching the zebra and wildebeest wander by.
Delicious lunches and dinners may be arranged and enjoyed under the African sky or by firelight on those winter nights in our warm and inviting dining room.
Accommodation comprises five (5) double/twin rooms and one (1) Honeymoon Suite. All rooms are tastefully furnished, have en-suite bathrooms, and are fully air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
There is also a two bedroom, two bathroom luxury cottage set aside from the main lodge which offers a lovely living area.
Both the cottage and the luxury rooms lead out onto the tranquil gardens.