The Cape to Canyon

Collection History

The Cape to Canyon Collection offers discerning travellers the opportunity to experience two incredibly special parts of South Africa – the Blyde River Canyon and surrounding Panorama Route (Limpopo/Mpumalanga) and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.  

We are passionate about providing guests with a relaxing and comfortable stay, whether they are on holiday or travelling for business purposes, our diverse range of available accommodation includes authentic bushveld lodges, luxury guest houses, self-catering family accommodation and a boutique hotel.


With a passion for adventure and experience in the tourism industry, the Mittan family emigrated from Australia 20 years ago with the dream of creating a luxurious African accommodation portfolio. Serendipity played a hand in the building up a collection of enviable properties in both the Drakensberg Valley of the Olifants in Limpopo/Mpumalanga and the Drakenstein mountains in the Olifants Valley of Franschhoek. Today, the Cape to Canyon Collection comprises three luxurious African bushveld properties in Limpopo/Mpumalanga and two sophisticated French-appointed offerings in the heart of Franschhoek.

Welcome to our family!



At the heart of our business is our commitment to provide our guests with a truly memorable experience. This is only possible thanks to the dedication, professionalism and warmth of the Cape to Canyon Collection team.


Our people are more than just employees – they are family. From our groundsmen to our cleaning staff, chefs, waitresses and managers, our staff will greet you with a friendly smile and go the extra mile to ensure that all your needs are met for the duration of your stay.

History of our Properties

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    Blyde River Canyon Lodge, which was acquired in 2002, is a hidden jewel. Set in a botanical reserve and sheltered by magnificent 900-year-old Jackal berry trees, it has the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as its backdrop.


    Zebras graze peacefully on the grounds of this opulent lodge, which was transformed from a simple farmhouse into the four-star accommodation it is today.

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    Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, acquired in 2006, rests tranquilly alongside the Blyde River on a 110- hectare game farm. The lodge is an emerald oasis in the bushveld, with rolling lawns, three swimming pools and an al fresco dining area overlooking the river.


    Guests may be fortunate enough to see Giraffe, Nyala, Zebra, Wildebeest, Ostriches and Hippos and Crocodiles during their stay, amongst other wildlife.  

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    Blyde Hillside House, acquired in 2014, is situated in the delightful country village of Kampersrus.
    A blend of Colonial and African décor compliments this unique and elegant luxurious four bedrooms, four-bathroom private house, with an inviting secluded rock-pool.


    The house is available for self-catering guests, with Bed & Breakfast as an option. 

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    Auberge Daniella, acquired in 2017, this beautiful heritage listed property in the centre of Franschhoek is every romantic’s dream.   Set against the backdrop of the bucolic Drakenstein and Middagkrans Mountains in the Olifants valley, Auberge Daniella is an authentic French boutique guest house.


    It comprises three luxurious apartments, each individually styled, spacious and equipped with all the comforts of a splendid home. Self catering or Bed & Breakfast is available. 

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    10 Villefranche, acquired in 2019, is a top end bright and airy luxurious townhouse in the centre of Franschhoek. Perfect for self-catering travellers in search of elegance and sophistication.


    It has two spacious bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom and balcony. Both bedrooms offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Walking distance to the best restaurants in the fairest Cape.

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PHONE:  +27 15 795 5305  |  +27 15 793 7404  |  +27 15 793 7422

CELL:  +27 64 736 8486 | +27 72 477 3485



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