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Forever Resort Blyde Canyon
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Graskop
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We spent an unexciting night at Blydepoort recently. The chalets were as old as they have ever been and our smelt like it had not had fresh air in years. The rooms are well appointed as is the kitchen unit with its tin cutlery which reminded us of the sixties.
The restaurant was fair as was the bar service.
If you are looking for self catering family accommodation to base yourself at to explore Mpumalanga and its surrounds such as the Kruger then this place could be for you. If you want 4 star look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Pick a chalet near the restaurant complex as it is a steep climb from the lower units.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nice lawn area to camp with power, water, rubbish bin, BBQ/fire, table and chairs for each camp site. Very well appointed and maintained ablutions blocks with showers/baths, washing up place for cooking. Would have been good if they told people about the baboons breaking into tents with food in them before setting up camp (our neighbouring campers had the inside of their tent with food in it wrecked by the baboons who ripped their way in). Great walking tracks down into Blyde River Canyon.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JaneShearer
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

When we arrived at our stone chalet and opened the chalet, the whole thing reeked of cigarette smoke. When I went to inform the manager "Pieter" the next day, he was very polite but blamed the "selfish smokers" instead of taking responsibility and informing us on how he would fix the problem in the future. The pillows were flimsy and smelled of cigarette smoke. The lounge furniture was very uncomfortable and not something you could relax in. The resort should put screens on the windows instead of telling people to keep their windows closed. The food- both breakfast and dinner was not very impressive. The hike down into the canyon was the only highlight to our trip!

Room Tip: You probably won't find a great room in this resort!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hayley M
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed in a 4 star chalet (R690 winter self catering price) which had a good size lounge/kitchen, a modern bathroom and a twin bedroom with picture windows overlooking the side of the Canyon. The resort had 2 viewpoints – the high one had a better view of the three Rondavels than the public site just down the road. No wifi. Tip – just off the R532 a couple of km north of the three Rondavels viewpoint.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms 77, 78, 86, 87, 88, 97 or 98 for good views - although none overlook the canyon itself...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JenLUK
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stayed at the resort for a week (camping), absolutely loved the hiking trails and friendly staff! The facilities were very clean and kept neat & tidy. The only improvement I can suggest is that they do a clean up in the bush areas - we encountered a lot of rubbish on the trails and in the more dense areas by the campsites. Enjoyed dinner at the restaurant one night as well - definitely worth it. All in all a great location, with scenery that takes your breath away, the horse trails are also an absolute must!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed here for one night before heading across to Kruger National Park. It was a lovely resort and we stayed in a semi-detached bungalow. There was a kitchen with all the crockery and cutlery and a dining table. The microwave was really dodgy, with a hole burnt right the way through the door, but we weren't cooking. The room was spacious, as too was the bathroom (bath and shower) with high ceilings. There was a TV in the room. There was a bottle of water in the fridge, but the seal wasn't in tact, so we didn't risk drinking it unboiled. They provide towels and soap, so there is no need to bring these.

There are monkeys in the resort, so you need to keep doors and windows closed, we saw them by the play park when we arrived. There was a nice looking outdoor swimming pool. The restaurant was lovely, with an open fire, and the meal was buffet service, so you could help yourself to what you wanted. The chef was helpful in pointing out what was vegetarian as nothing was labelled.

There is a shop in the resort which sells a few basics, and there is also a petrol station which was very handy. The resort is in a great location to see the local sights and I thoroughly recommend the Blyde River Canyon (free), Bourkes Luck Potholes (R25 per person and R5 for a car) and the three rondawels (R5). There are local people selling wood crafts at all these places, and they sell these for a good price and they are nicer than the kind you can find in Kruger. Also you know the money is going straight to the people.

There are some really fantastic views around the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SamB77
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We were very sceptic to stay at this resort, as normally the rooms, service and facillities do not reflect the 3 star grading advertised and also some of the negative commentary also motivated our opinion, however we were pleasantly surprised!! The cleaning staff is always there and on duty, the restaurant's food and service were excellent, all the facilities were neat and in a working condition, the reception was friendly and very helpfully and even the tuck shop stays open till 20:00!! What did help in reading the commentary,mwas to know of the baboons and we bought 3 plastic snakes and placed them on our verandah and entrance steps. Needless to say we had zero problems with any baboons or apes. When they discovered the snakes at our chalet, they avoided it at all times. Thank you Blyde Canion Resort for a memorable stay!!!!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Henlie D
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

Thank you for your review, we continually strive to improve our product and service delivery offering. Every review is important to the development of our improvement strategy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Additional Information about Forever Resort Blyde Canyon

Address: R535 Graskop | Private Bag X405, Graskop 1270, South Africa (Formerly Forever Resorts Aventura Blydepoort)
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Graskop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Graskop
Hotel Class:3 star — Forever Resort Blyde Canyon 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Forever Resorts Aventura Blydepoort Hotel Graskop
Forever Resort Blyde Canyon Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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