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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Emmanuel A
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Blyde River canyon is a wonderful place to visit. It's full of nature and an amazing scenery. You will never regret visiting such a natural wonder of the world in South Africa. South Africa has a beautiful landscapes..
Written 9 October 2023
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Angels281165
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The place is amazing, full of very different places to visit. We hiked the leopard - Guinea Fowl - Tufa path, visited the Berlin and Lisbon falls, and the Luck Potholes
Written 25 September 2023
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Funambulator
The Rocks, Australia1,789 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Blyde River canyon is Mpumalanga province’s foremost natural feature. The Blyde = ‘glad’ (also known as Motlatse River) is a very long green gorge with lots of spots to stop at and take photos and videos of its spectacular natural beauty. Watch out for the local monkeys – not dangerous but known to take a keen interest in unattended human food.
Written 19 August 2023
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK4,008 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
An easy 5 for this truly astonishing natural wonder. The canyon offers spectacular views to all that can make the road trip after stopping along the way at the other worthwhile view points.

The 3 Rondavels sitting above the canyon and the beautiful winding river are on another level. A day trip worth every effort.
Written 24 June 2023
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Lesia D
Geelong53 contributions
Feb 2023
There were 4 of us on a day trip to the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve from Hoedspruit. Our driver supplied us with interesting historical and present information on the drive through changing landscape. In the limited time we had, we drove the Panorama Route and were in awe of the stunning scenery at the 3 viewpoints: Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle and God's Window. We were given ample time to soak in the views. The walk to each of the view points is not far but one needs well supported shoes. I highly recommend a visit to each of the viewpoint. We had lunch at The Blyde Canyon Resort restaurant, 2 opting for the buffet lunch and 2 from the Ala Carte menu. Buffet lunch was immediate and the service for the other was SLOW. If planning to go independently I highly recommend a guide.
Written 1 April 2023
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,515 contributions
Mar 2023
A wonderful gem of nature. Amazing amazing amazing! Wonderful spot also for some of the best pics in your life! Just come!
Written 26 March 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,006 contributions
Jan 2023
Absolutely stunning landscapes and scenery here- the canyon is apparently the 3rd largest in the world. Lots to do and see, many stopping points.
Even just driving in the area is incredible.
River cruise is worth doing for an up close look!
Written 18 January 2023
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Raf De Paepe
Haaltert, Belgium301 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the scenery; canyon, waterfalls, plains. Schedule a full day to get through. We lunched at the Chubby Pig (cfr other chapter), ideally located in the middle. The putholes were to us the highlight of the day, but the other stops are als very worthwhile!
Written 25 July 2022
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Saras Moodley
Johannesburg, South Africa129 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
I was suitable impressed that the place was so neatly maintained. It is certainly something special to visit in South Africa.
I do hope that the tourist industry ensure that the toilets whilst clean in COVID conditions is upgraded.
The payment into the nature reserve is suitable proced
Written 26 December 2021
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
Dec 2021
This entire area is just so beautiful - we were so thankful we actually made it out here as it was a lengthy day drive. Make sure you do the entirety of it as there are just so many things to see.
Written 11 December 2021
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