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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. Accommodation is located on the banks of the river, with 4 river facing chalets. The accommodation sits under a canopy of trees and is dotted among lush, untouched pristine riverine vegetaion. 

The Island River Lodge offers rustic and authentic accommodation provided on a fully catered or self-catering basis.

Guests have the choice of staying in their choice of 4 river facing chalets or 4 uniquely designed mountain facing tents on wooden platforms (each strategically placed for additional privacy).

Rooms are interlinked via meandering pathways that are lit up during evening times. Each of the tents offers a sense of exclusion and privacy, and the self-catering area even has its own boma and communal area. 


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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