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Forever Resort Blyde Canyon
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Graskop
Reviewed 15 September 2008

This resort is on the edge (literally) of the Blyde River Canyon, a fantastic natural wonder en route from Johannesburg to Kruger but little known outside South Africa. The resort provides a prime viewpoint over the Three Rondavels, a fantastic natural rock formation (Google it now to see what you are missing). There are waterfalls, gorges, ravines at Bourke's Potholes and viewpoints over the plains with great names like God's Window.
It's a beautiful area, worth a journey in its own right never mind a stopover.

The resort is typical of what people seem to like in South Africa - a large village of rustic stone chalets (about 100 of them) each with its own braai. Initially, we were allocated one near the top road of the resort - the chalets here seemed crammed together and the interior pretty basic. For us, the experience of being somewhere so beautiful is tempered by staying somewhere so ordinary. So we opted for an upgrade to a "luxury" chalet nearer the restaurant in a quieter part of the resort. The chalet layout was similar but the furnishings newer and a bit less basic. Even so, the bed cover could have done with a good wash.

We ate at the restaurant which was a pleasant enough buffet affair (R100 per adult) with a mixture of dishes, though at dinner it seemed like no-one had thought about whether they actually went together. On the second night, our wine arrived just as we had finished our main course. Breakfast was OK, though tinned not fresh fruit was symptomatic of the place as a whole. We did mention this to the manager and to her credit some fresh fruit did appear the next day.

We enjoyed the mini-golf and trampolines, and our son thought the place was great. DIY laundry facilties were a boon and helped us avoid expensive hotel laundry bills.

In summary, so-so accommodation but lots to do and the canyon, not the resort , will be your abiding memory.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015

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Reviewed 23 November 2007

Large resort situated on the rim of the Blyde River Canyon. We stayed in a one bed chalet. There was a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. The accommodation was clean and tidy but the decor was very dated. We self catered although there was a restaurant on site with the usual buffet options.

There are wonderful views of the Blyde River Canyon -which is the 3rd largest canyon in the world. There are several marked trails to explore the area.

The Camp has a swimming pool that we did not use as it was not really the weather to swim in. People we met later stayed after us and did not see the canyon at all due to heavy mist and rain. We were lucky and explored the surrounding areas. To say the least it's an isolated place.

The provisions in the Resort shop are rather basic and alcohol is only available from the bottle store just outside the camp. Remember all bottle stores in South Africa are shut on Sundays. The only Internet access is by using the PC used by the reservation manager between 18.00 and 20.00. The dial up access is very slow and virtually unusable for sorting out the next keg of your holiday. like most of South Africa the place shuts up by 21.00

  • Stayed: October 2007
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015

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Reviewed 21 July 2007

We stayed in this place for one night because Idube Game Reserve was booked out that night. The accommodation is adequate, probably about 2-star by western standards, one of the challets did not have electricity in the bathroom so our friends had to utilise our spare candles. However, the place is super clean, beds comfortable, interior a little dated. The best thing about it is breakfast and the room which has a splendid view (see attached photo). The sign on your door will tell you to close your windows to avoid monkeys and baboons, do so, they are everywhere! Make sure you go up to the Academy, in the hotel grounds, and walk up to see the most amazing, out of this world view of the canyon and the three roundabouts rotunda type mountain formations.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with friends
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Allan H, General Manager at Forever Resort Blyde Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Forever Resort Blyde Canyon

Address: R535 Graskop | Private Bag X405, Graskop 1270, South Africa (Formerly Forever Resorts Aventura Blydepoort)
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Graskop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Graskop
Hotel Class:3 star — Forever Resort Blyde Canyon 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Forever Resorts Aventura Blydepoort Hotel Graskop

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