Blyde Canyon Sunbird Cottage 2021-06-25T07:52:53+00:00

Blyde Canyon Sunbird Cottage

The cottages are situated along the majestic Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province, just a 40-minute drive to the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate.

Blyde Canyon Cottages are set in the heart of the tranquil Blyde River Botanical Reserve, surrounded by the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains. This 85ha game-fenced area offers travellers a unique and unforgettable bush experience. The cottages are on a separate property within the reserve and is about 100 metres walking distance or a two minute drive from the lodge.

Accommodation – 3 separate cottages, let out as one booking

Sunbird Main Cottage – master bedroom, en suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area

Bush Baby Cottage – two bedrooms, shared bathroom, kitchenette (2nd bedroom ideal for children)

Mongoose Cottage  – two bedrooms, shared bathroom, kitchenette (2nd bedroom ideal for children)

There is also a shared ‘lapa’ (thatched gazebo) with a kitchen, cooking and braai facilities as well.

There is also  a rock pool under the shady trees.

The cottages, which are serviced daily, are tastefully furnished and each main bedroom is equipped with an air-conditioning unit. Guests will love the serene gardens surrounding the cottages and may be lucky enough to see zebra, wildebeest and other wild game wander by.


The cottages are perfect for self-catering, however full English breakfasts and dinners are served daily and delicious country cuisine is available at Blyde River Canyon Lodge on request..

We adhere to Covid 19 protocols


TV with access to Netflix in the Sunbird Cottage

The following activities are available in the area:

  • Boat Trips
  • Anne’s Cafe
  • Micro Lighting
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Quad Bikes
  • Private Game Drives
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Hoedspruit Reptile Park
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre – Cheetah project
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Horse Riding
  • Kruger National Park
  • Elephant Interaction
  • Hiking Trails

Kruger Park Day Game Drives

Big 5 Morning and Afternoon Game Drives

                                Valid 16 December 2020- 15 December 2022


Self-Catering 1 Guest 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests
Daily rates R 1500.00 R 1500.00 R 2600.00 R 2600.00 R 3150.00 R 3700.00

R250.00 extra per child above 6 guests

Dinner and Lunch are served at Blyde River Canyon Lodge by booking only.
Check In Time is between 14h00 and 18h00 unless prior arrangements have been made

Check Out Time is 10.30am unless prior arrangements have been made


50% required on booking

30 days prior to arrival – 100%


Cancelled bookings  0 – 7 days prior to arrival;     100% of booking price.

Cancelled bookings  8 – 14 days prior to arrival;     75% of booking price.

Cancelled bookings 15- 21 days prior to arrival;     50% of booking price.

Cancelled bookings 22- 30 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.

Please note: The above cancellation policy is not applicable to third party bookings