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"one of the only options in the area, this place is very large. I was surprised to see so much "lawn" and all the sprinklers considering the drought. I ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Nov 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star resort near Blyde River Canyon

In Matibidi

At this Matibidi resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve and 3 miles (5 km) of Blyde River Canyon. Three Rondavels is within 6 miles (10 km) and Bourkes' Luck Potholes is within 12 miles (20 km).

Family-friendly fun

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. There's fun for all ages with mini golf and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, kitchenettes

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 100 guestrooms also offer kitchenettes and washers/dryers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include balconies or patios and refrigerators.

Classic Chalet, 1 Bedroom, Resort View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$69* Per night/room Sep 29 - Sep 30

Classic Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Ground Floor

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Exclusive Villa, 6 Bedrooms, Valley View, Mountainside

Bed Count 5 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 12 Max

Deluxe Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Resort View, Garden Area (3)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Classic Chalet, 2 Twin Beds, Resort View, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Garden Area (2)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5
one of the only options in the area, this place is very large. I was surprised to see so much "lawn" and all the sprinklers considering the drought. It was nice that there was a small convenience store for snacks and some basics, and the restaurant was open even around 3-4pm. However, the power went out when we first arrived, with no explanation, and came back on an hour or so later, and then the following morning it went out without warning again, and was off through our checking out. Not sure if power outages are "normal" in this area, but was a bit frustrating for making tea and getting ready. Views were quite nice, but at the best one, there was a group of guys smoking, which made it a bit smelly and uncomfortable to sit and enjoy the view. Be prepared to pay if you want to hike any of the trails, too. They charge a fee for a trail permit.

Posted by , from Seattle on Nov 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 20, 2018 by Francois Scholtz, GM

Dear Melissa Thank you for choosing Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and take note of your comments. Sincerely

About the Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort

Location R532 to Graskop, Matibidi, Mpumalanga 1270

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Matibidi resort.

  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1968
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hoedspruit (HDS) (97.3 km / 60.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort offers 100 accommodations with washers/dryers and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Kadisi Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 130.00 for adults and ZAR 90 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Blyde Canyon Forever Resort Matibidi
  • Blyde Canyon Forever Resort
  • Blyde Canyon Forever Matibidi
  • Blyde Canyon Forever
  • Blyde Canyon, A Forever
  • Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Resort
  • Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Matibidi
  • Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Resort Matibidi

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.