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Blyde Hillside House

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Nestled beneath the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains Blyde River Hillside House offers travellers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surrounds.

Set in the tranquil surroundings of a large landscaped garden which blends itself with its open lawn, large trees and backed by the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. The property is situated along the majestic Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province, and is in close proximity to the entrance of the Blyde River Canyon and 30 minutes away from the Orpen gate of the Kruger National Park. The Blyde Hillside House is 10 kms from Blyde River Canyon Lodge.

Great Location. Beautiful Climate. Incredible Mountain Views.

A blend of Victorian and African decor compliments this unique and elegant luxurious four bedroom, four bathroom house which also includes a lounge, dining room, bar, TV lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. The fourth bedroom, which is our luxury double bed private Garden room with shower en suite, has doors leading out to the garden and swimming pool, and is attached to the main house with its own outside entrance. There are also BBQ (Braai) facilities available, both wood and gas. Please bring your own wood. The house is fully serviced. Blyde Hillside House is set in the tranquil surroundings of landscaped gardens, large trees and is backed by the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. Hear the lions roar and the hyena cry in the silence of the African night.

Max 6 guests. Extra persons on request at R250.00 per person. Self Catering.

The property is available as self catering. Full English breakfasts and delicious dinners are served at the Blyde River Canyon Lodge which is available by arrangement. If you would like to book for breakfast or dinners please let us know.

For more information on Blyde River Canyon Lodge and the Blyde Hillside House or to book online please visit or

The following activities are available in the area:

2016/2017 SELF CATERING RATES – Up to 15th December 2015
Room type Number of people House
Blyde Hillside 1-6 R3000.00
House Extra people R3000.00
Plus R250.00 per person

2016/2017 SELF CATERING RATES – Up to 15th December 2016
Room type Number of people House
Blyde Hillside 1-6 R3300.00
House Extra people R3300.00
Plus R275.00 per person

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Graded 4 Stars - TGCSA


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Cancelled bookings 0 – 45 days prior to arrival 100% of booking price
Cancelled bookings 21 – 45 days prior to arrival 50% of booking price
Cancelled bookings 46 – 90 days prior to arrival 25% of booking price

Cancellation fees are only levied if losses are incurred as a result of the cancellation. Should the accommodation be resold, cancellation fees will be refunded less a 10% handling fee.

All reservations, amendments or cancellations are only valid if evidenced in writing by e-mail or fax

Location & GPS Coordinates:

S 24º 30’ 42,79” E 30º 50’ 12,79”

Please use GPS co-ordinates in conjunction with written directions; they can direct you on a longer route.

Please collect keys for Blyde Hillside House from Blyde River Canyon Lodge unless other arrangements have been made.

We are located at the entrance to the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The lodge is situated four and a half hours north of Johannesburg/Pretoria.

From Johannesburg and Pretoria: - Take the N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria, past Witbank (Emalahleni) and Middelburg to Belfast. Turn onto the R540 at Belfast to Dullstroom and Lydenburg (Mashishing). When you come into Lydenburg (Mashishing) turn left onto the R36 to Origstad, travel through Origstad, travel straight past the R532 turn off, travel straight through the Abel Erasmus Pass, travel straight on the R36 through the Strijdom Tunnel, (the tunnel is 21 km from the R532 turn off). After the tunnel the road automatically changes to the R527 to Hoedspruit. Travel straight on this road for 24.5 km from the tunnel and then turn right onto the Jonkmanspruit /Driehoek Road D1803 (if you cross the Blyde River you have gone too far). There is a sign board that says Blyde River Canyon Lodge just before the bridge.

Drive about 14 km and you will find a T- Junction, turn right to go to Blyde River Canyon Lodge and drive for 500m and we are on the right in the Blyde River Botanical Reserve. Turn right into the Blyde River Botanical Reserve and this leads to the Blyde River Canyon Lodge.

Blyde Hillside House Co-ordinates   GPS Co –ordinates   -24.503726    30.892279

To get to the Blyde Hillside House you will turn left at the T- Junction and drive for 6 kms .You will come to another T-junction turn right, travel for 2.5 kms and then right up Maree Road, Kampersrus. Travel for approx 500 metres and you will find Blyde Hillside House on the LHS. Number 99.

We have been graded as a 4 Star Establishment with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and are rated in the Portfolio as a Luxury establishment in their Bed & Breakfast Collection.

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