Situated on a private island in the middle of the Blyde River, enveloped by large indigenous trees and dense vegetation, is a remarkable oasis called The Island River Lodge. This unique eden offers the discerning traveller the perfect combination of wild virgin bushveld and water paradise, and is accessed via a causeway, which has only recently been built. It’s raw, wild and untouched!
Rustic and authentic accommodation is provided on a fully catered or self-catering basis, and is available in four river facing chalets and four uniquely designed mountain facing tents on wooden platforms (each strategically placed for additional privacy). There are outdoor showers in some of the rooms, and even jacuzzi baths. Rooms are interlinked via meandering pathways that are lit during evening times.
When you’re not out and about, we recommend exploring The Island’s backyard, an 8 hectare stretch of land with plenty of paths and gentle walks. There’s a rickety bridge with astounding views of the river and lush vegetation. Enjoy the serene surrounds while relaxing at the poolside listening to the surrounding birdsong.
Located on a private island surrounded by the Blyde River and flanked by the Klein Drakensberg mountains. There are 4 chalets (2 x queen; 2 x twins), each of which has an outdoor shower. There are
2 chalets also offering deep lounging baths. The chalets also have shared wooden balcony/viewing decks. The chalets are accessible for wheelchairs, and one of the tents has ramp access.
Located on a private island surrounded by the Blyde River and flanked by the Klein Drakensberg mountains. Tents have en-suite bathrooms and shower, with outdoor showers in two of the luxury tents. Each of the tents are self-contained with their own braai area and small viewing deck.