Hoedspruit: Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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Located at the entrance to the Blyde Canyon Country Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit, is one of the great lodges in South Africa. Nestling beneath the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated in a 80 hectare botanical reserve, with an assortment of game, prolific bird life and a treasure of fauna. There are six stylish individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with DSTV, conference facilities, swimming pool and lapa offering breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding gardens. Three of the largest "Jakkalsbessie" trees in South Africa shade the lawns. (Pres Paul Kruger did a census under these trees). White Water Rafting, absailing, 4x4 routes, close to the Kruger National Park (35 min), The Blyde River Dam (the river meanders through the estate), Graskop, Pelgrimsrus, Nelspruit and Kapama Reserve with the big 5! This is a very safe area with electrical fencing around the reserve.

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Hosts John and Vicky love their animals (small pic) andt he Lodge (large pic)
Hosts John and Vicky love their animals (small pic) andt he Lodge (large pic)
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Activities:
Fishing The river runs through the farm and their are various dams.

Game Viewing Zebra and Busch Buck, Kudu and various small game species to be seen in the reserve. Organised game drives on the farm.

Bird Watching This farm offers excellent birding experiences with a bird hide some 50 metres from the lodge...or visit the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Project, especially the bird of prey peoject.

Hiking Trails Follow the trails to the waterfalls.

Other Activities Blyde River Canyon Reserve. Lookout points, boat trips and walking trails to the waterfalls. 50 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park's Orpen Gate. Visit the Swadini Reptile Park and Inamazaan Pottery Shop. Horseriding on neighbouring farms. Also visit the Kapama Cheetah Project. Established in 1988, the Centre is the brain-child of Lente Roode, the wife of successful businessman Johann Roode. It was initially established as a breeding programme for the then endangered cheetah, but following the enormous success of the cheetah breeding programme, has evolved into a legitimate breeding programme for other endangered African animal species.
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on request. A blend of Victorian and African decor combine to create an atmosphere of luxury amidst an unspoilt lowveld bush environment. The Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers a full English breakfast daily while delicious country cuisine is available on request for lunch and dinner. The bedrooms with double or two single beds are en-suite with satellite TV and air-conditioning. All the bedrooms lead directly out onto the gardens, swimming pool and outside braai area. The lodge also offers facilities for persons with disabilities.
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio Yes
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner Yes
Ther Blyde River Dam is close to the Lodge (small pic) and beautifully decorated bedroom (large)
Ther Blyde River Dam is close to the Lodge (small pic) and beautifully decorated bedroom (large)
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Nearest Town:
Hoedspruit
Distance: 30km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
Plunging more than a thousand metres to the Lowveld from the highlands of the Transvaal Drakensberg, the Blyde River cuts away the massive escarpment to carve out the only true canyon in South Africa. Viewed from a height of some 700 metres, the river threads through bands of fynbos and temperate rain forest to the dense pile of tropical bush on the plain. CREDIT CARD FACILITY, AIRPORT TRANSFERS, COSY PUB, CONFERENCE FACILITY FOR 20 PEOPLE. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
For the more adverturous tourist: White water rafting, absailing, 4x4 trails and game drives. Blyde River Canyon Lodge is conveniently situated, 25 minutes from the ariport, 50 minutes from Kruger National Park and 20 minutes from the Golf course.

Agricultural sites of interest in the area.
Enjoy a tour of a Silk Farm. They also offer a range of Silk Garments and Silk Duvets, a Kiosk and Tea Garden where you can enjoy a light lunch.
Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Botanical Reserve - 80 ha
Farming Activities: Informal game farming
Farm History: The previous owners proclaimed the farm a botanical reserve -- "The Blyderiver Botanical Reserve -- and they transformed the old farmstead into a beautiful thatched lodge set in prize-winning landscaped gardens. Ricky and John bought the property recently.

A bit about your hosts:
Ex Australians Ricky and John are your hosts. Vicky and their tame zebras (small pic) and loft bathroom in a garden cottage (large)
Vicky and their tame zebras (small pic) and loft bathroom in a garden cottage (large)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made.

  Photo gallery

The bird hide is some 50 metres from the Lodge (small pic) and Blyde River (large)
The bird hide is some 50 metres from the Lodge (small pic) and Blyde River (large)
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   The Lodge is in the Botanical Garden (small pic) and pool area (large pic)
The Lodge is in the Botanical Garden (small pic) and pool area (large pic)
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