Blyde River Cabin Guesthouse is an upmarket luxury self-catering (catered on request) log cabin with an extensive private deck on the banks of the Blyde River (Limpopo Province, South Africa) situated on the fringe of a critically endangered azonal forest type known as Lowveld Riverine Forest. The guesthouse is in a wildlife area and forms part of both the Blyde-Olifants Conservancy and Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve (which straddles the boundary between Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces) thus making the setting that much more phenomenal. Hoedspruit is the closest town approximately 20km by road.
When booking you book the entire guesthouse thus enabling you to relax and enjoy total privacy and exclusivity in the beauty of the bush that abounds. The guesthouse is fully equipped, sleeps six pax (three bedrooms: one double bed and four single beds in the two adjacent rooms) and has two self-contained ablutions, DSTV (in lounge area), air-conditioners, secure undercover parking, braai area, a jungle gym and sand pit. Children of all ages are welcome but please remember the guesthouse is not fenced and wild animals traverse the surrounding area. From the deck overlooking the river you can relax and admire your surroundings or scan the bush in search of the endangered and elusive Pels Fishing owl or other resident fauna surrounding the guesthouse. Hippo, crocodile, bush babies, chacma baboon, waterbuck, kudu, impala, warthog and spotted hyaena have all been seen from the deck with signs (audio and tracks) of other more elusive creatures (leopard, Pels Fishing owl and wood owl)ever present.
Come and enjoy a memorable holiday, relax under the large trees in a hammock, have some alone time in the silence that abounds or sit around the fire in the evening and relate stories from another fun filled day in the African bush.
We offer various onsite activities including birding, bush walks, fishing, game drives, hunting, photographic safaris, children’s bush activities (Wild Child Bush School) and airport transfers (additional cost please enquire).
- Wild Child Bush School
“Wild Child Bush School” is an optional onsite bush activity to give your children the opportunity to learn more about the bush in fun-filled hands on way during their holiday. Parents are welcome to join or let us take your children off your hands for a few hours or the day whilst you relax and enjoy your holiday knowing they are safe and happy (ages 7-13).
- We have an onsite curio shop with all sorts of goodies available for you to browse through.
- We also sell ice and wood.
- Laundry services are available daily at an additional cost.
- We have an extensive library of books (both fiction and non-fiction) relating to wildlife available for your use during your visit.
- Our rates start from R450 pp per night sharing or R900 for a single person booking per night.
- Children under 12 years old pay half price
- Children under 2yrs old stay for free.