The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, and is situated in Mpumalanga Province and forms part of the Drakensberg Mountain Ranges. It is approximately 25 kilometres in length and around 750 metres deep.
The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, and is known as one of the great wonders of nature on the continent.
Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the “Three Rondawels” huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as “Rondawels”. This canyon is part of the Panorama route, which winds its way past the Three Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Gods Window.
• Panorama Route, R532 Blyde River Canyon, Graskop 1270 South Africa