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4 river facing chalets and 4 mountain facing tents are dotted across the 8 hectare island of lush vegetation, each interlinked via wooden walkways.

Your accommodation

The Island River Lodge’s own backyard is an 8 hectare stretch of land in a prime location on the Blyde River. The accommodation sits under a canopy of trees and is dotted among lush, untouched pristine riverine vegetation. 

The Island River Lodge offers rustic and authentic accommodation provided on a dinner, bed and breakfast option or self-catering basis. Rooms are interlinked via meandering pathways that are lit up during evening times.

Guests have the choice of staying in either the River Facing Chalets of which 2 chalets are set as queen beds and 2 chalets are set as twin beds or 4 uniquely designed mountain facing tents of which 2 chalets are set as queen beds and 2 chalets are set as twin beds on wooden platforms (each strategically placed for additional privacy).

Set up of the accommodation

Chalets have a fridge and kettle inside the unit. The braai area and kitchen are communal and not in the chalets

Safari Style Tents have a fridge and kettle inside the unit and a private braai area. The Kitchen is communal and not in the tents


Room Info

There are 8 Rooms at The Island River Lodge, comprising 4 luxury tents (2 x queen; 2 x twin) and 4 chalets (2 x queen; 2 x twins).

All units come complete with a personal fridge and tea & coffee making facilities.

There are also USB charging points in rooms, fans, automated mosquito sprays, and en-suite bathrooms.

There are outdoor showers in all the chalets and two of the luxury tents, with 2 chalets also offering deep lounging baths. 

Each of the tents are self-contained with their own braai area and small viewing deck.

The chalets also have shared wooden balcony/viewing decks. The chalets are accessible for wheelchairs, and one of the tents has ramp access. 



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