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Blyde River Canyon Lodge

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

we startet our south africa & mozambique tour with this lodge. our accomodation was very nice, A little bit old fashioned but to be recommendable, up the hill with a good surround view and an own garden areal. Take care for the baboons - they will take any chance to get into your rooms. formerly guests forgot to pay attention...

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The hotel is set up in a style thats a throwback to the bygone era of bush lodges, it's cozy, warm, beautifully designed and intimate, all within the grounds that has a very tranquil setting.Wished we had stayed for longer.

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We recently stayed at the Hillside house which is owned by Blyde River Canyon Lodge. This is a large luxury house that apparently can sleep up to 8 people although we only saw space for 7. This house has all the bells and whistles including a dishwasher although there is staff that services the house every day. I must say...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the lodge for our first stay in the Bush, when we arrived we were not disappointed. We were greeted by friendly, warm and informative staff at the hotel who were extremely attentive and kind. Check-in was a very relaxed affair, fully comprehensive. The room itself was very clean and comfortable. We did not have a car and...

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Thank Leejc223
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed for one night as part of our road-trip via Swaziland and the Kruger Park.. Blyde River Canyon Lodge was a highlight. We were greeted with welcoming drinks and very friendly staff showed us to our rooms. Room 1 and 2 had a lovely view on the beautiful gardens. The zebra's come right up to the Lodge and although...

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Blyde, Owner at Blyde River Canyon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzette Thank you for your wonderful words. Everyone who was there that evening loved it and I know that your mother will remember her special day that she spent at Blyde River Canyon Lodge. We do hope to see you all one day soon. Regards Vicky Mittan and Portia Fankomo

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I felt as if I was staying in someone's elegant home from colonial times. I loved the atmosphere and attention to detail. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Each night we had new tablecloths and fancy napkins. It was delightful and I can't imagine why anyone would say they didn't like the food. The breakfasts choices were outstanding. Of...

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Blyde, Owner at Blyde River Canyon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Summer115 Thank you for your delightful words. The staff loved to hear that they made special memories for you. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in South Africa. Kind regards Vicky Mittan and Portia Fankomo

Paris, France
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very nice place, high comfort and high level of service. The hotel is located just near the canyon so that you can easily take the boat or go to the museum. As always, a pool to relax and nice walks in the bush and along a river. Some improvements: wifi is not free and breakfast is always the same.

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Blyde, Owner at Blyde River Canyon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pakitoo Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as our guests and will always strive to make our guests experience memorable. We take on board that the wifi is charged at a minimal fee of R50.00 (3 Euro) for as many connections (devices) and for unlimited time. We hate charging it, but would love to explain...

Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

First when we arrived we book for a lodge and we end up in a room situated in the top of the reception and restaurant. The venue change but not the price (1600 Rand) When we get in our room we ask for 2 wine glasses and we ve been advise that we will have to pay a corkage fee...

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Blyde, Owner at Blyde River Canyon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alexandre Thank you for your review on trip advisor. We are very sorry that you found your stay with us disappointing. We wish you would have said something at the time you were here rather than choose the option of social media where it is very difficult to rectify a situation. However, you did actually book the loft room...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here from after being at the Kruger national park in our 4x4 and rooftop tents. We wanted to stay somewhere nice after being in a tent. Unfortunately we picked the wrong place. Our tv didn't work and I tried as soon as I got there for wanted to catch some sport that I knew that was on. I couldn't...

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Since first moment we got there and they couldn't find our reservation for about 20 min then we had to help then to find it. Stuff was friendly but extremely slow. After we got to the room which is one next to each other which doesn't give you much privacy at all the TV didn't work and they said after...

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Blyde, Owner at Blyde River Canyon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lolita It is very surprising that whilst you are still travelling you choose to use Tripadvisor as a means to harm our business. All your complaints were dealt with at your check out. You booked late on the Sunday afternoon and I do apologize as I was not in the office to receive your booking. The staff then saw...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Address: Swadini Road | Blyde River Botanical Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: RM567 - RM1,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blyde River Canyon Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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