This turned out being our best accommodation we had this year in our summer holidays in South Africa. We've been to many places around the country and rated afterwards our choices. All of us ended up to the conclusion that this lodge can be our best. Don't let the long gravel road fool you while driving to the lodge the first day. It's a place completely secluded in the heart of nature! Pity we stayed there only two nights and not a week. It's a place you can relax and enjoy nature. Just by the river where you can see hippos or crocodiles, yet it is very safe (we did not face any problem at all)! Personnel behaviour was outstanding! People there were very sweet and friendly, AMAZING! Breakfast was rich and dinner (both nights we had dinner at the lodge) was prepared to perfection! Delicious! Rooms were beautiful and comfortable. If I had to change one thing only, that would be some details in the bathroom (i think curtains and tiles were not matching the rest of the concept) but this is really just a minimal thing that doesn't have to do anything to how beautiful was the whole thing. I bet, in the summer, enjoying the swimming pool (which we didn't as it was still quite cold) will be fantastic! Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the tranquil Blyde River and the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this thatched lodge is set in a Private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, birdlife, fauna and flora. Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River, it offers travelers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surroundings. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province and is just a 50-minute drive to the Kruger National Park- Orpen Gate. Places of water are places of life. Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge well populated with hippo and crocodiles, the reserve is home to giraffe, nyala, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, waterbuck, bushpig and warthog. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise… This is your opportunity to escape and invest in peace. Accommodation comprises seven (6) double/twin rooms with en-suites, one (1) Large Self Catering Rondavel with en-suite which can sleep 7 and (1) self catering king fisher cottage which sleeps 2/3 people (preferably 2 adults and one child)All rooms are tastefully furnished, and each room leads out onto the tranquil river settings where Crocodiles and Hippos swim by. ... more less
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