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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

#3 of 110 things to do in Mpumalanga Features Animals
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Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
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Full-Day Panorama and Blyde River Canyon Guided Tour from Nelspruit
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky the day we spent on this are, clear skies meant we had fabulous views of the stunning scenery.

Thank madtraveller6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canyon is awesome but unfortunately you get nothing but litter, dilapidated craft markets, run down fences and dirty toilets for the hefty entry fee.

Thank Tertius K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blyde River Canyou is one of the most amazing things I've seen in my life. Best visited in the afternoon because of the way sun shines on it. We viewed it from 3 Rondavels view point and the water glistening 1km under us was amazing....More

Thank Fymoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some very nice panoramic views. We actually had a chance to see a very beautiful sunset. Lots to see and learn about if you have the right guide.

Thank RobertKruszka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for walking or simply gazing into the canyon. For those on the way to Kruger National Park this area shouldn't be missed.

Thank Jack-Dru
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Has within it the largest green canyon in the world, or the third largest canyon in the world. Either way it was a wonderful sight. We had a clear day and a view of the dam as well as across the canyon to the low...More

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Blyde Canyon is a hidden Gem. The views are breath taking and stunning scenery. A must see for yourself to appreciate mother nature at her best.

Thank munsamir
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip along the Blyde river; we saw hippos and crocodiles, as well as many birds. The views were stunning and entirely unexpected. We also took a hike through the mountains which was breathtaking! The trails were fairly...More

Thank zoemadiwilliams
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A lovely walk over formed steps and some rough patches, then a bridge that spans the river. Fascinating holes and gullies with water gushing through - really spectacular. Lovely photo opportunities and then a market at the car park. Look out for the cheeky monkeys...More

Thank Judith N
Reviewed 26 May 2017

drfiting along the river on the baot is a peaceful way to sopend a few hours. Make sure you get a seat near the front if you can, as altho it's permitted to walk about it'ss very hard to hear what the guide tells you...More

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Response from Mariette M | Reviewed this property |
The Leopard Trail combines some of the best sights in the Panorama region into one. Take in majestic views of the Three Rondavels, the Blyde River and Dam, as well as Mariepskop. The trail is a four hour hike and only those... More