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Blyde River Canyon

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Address: South Africa

The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.

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Full-Day Panorama Route Tour from Hazyview

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Largest green Canyon is a must see. There is a boat ride taking you through the canyon. The prices here were ridiculously cheap!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Stacey F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Largest green Canyon is a must see. There is a boat ride taking you through the canyon. The prices here were ridiculously cheap!

1 Thank Stacey F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil and panoramic views that will take you breath away. A must visit for all nature lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Such a glorious view easy to go up the area around is surrounded by a market where you can buy memorabilia. right next to the three roundavels. We stayed longer cause the view is just breath taking and there is a lot of photo taking opportunities don't forget your selfie stick.

Thank Lerato M
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Situated about 1 hour, on a good road, from Hazyview, this route is about 60kms from bottom to top. The scenery is spectacular all the way with plenty of viewing points, we stopped at the 3 Rondavels which was very good and at "Worlds End". The latter is situated in a holiday complex called "Forever" (I think!!!) and we thought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a boat cruise in Blyde River Canyon through our lodge. The cruise lasted about 1.5 hours we enjoyed it so much, we even saw a crocodile and some hippos on our way back. The guide was informative and nice.

1 Thank Ahmed K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

All I can say here is that I was awed by the natural beauty in this part of the Panorama Route. There are absolutely no words that can truly describe the emotions that were evoked when I saw the Canyon. At the time we were there, I felt unable to peel myself away from this part of the famous Panorama... More 

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Corwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely scenery, we did the Panaramic route when we were in the area on a safari holiday and throughly enjoyed the beauty of the area, if we were to go again we would hire a car and go alone rather than with a tour guide like we did. We felt a little rushed and didn't feel like we had... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to be staying in self catering accommodation in Sabie and our hostess, gave us extensive information about places of interest in the Blyde River Canyon, which went a great way to making our visit so enjoyable. The scenery and waterfalls are well worth visiting this region for.

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Blyde River canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the second largest in Africa. Blyde River canyon boasts majestic panorama views and scenic waterfalls and is home to the Panorama route. From Graskop the winding road leads to Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Wonder view, Burkes’s Luck Potholes and the Three Roundavels which is approximately 50 kilometers... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The beautiful Blyde River Canyon makes for a great stop along the panoramic route from Hazyview and Kruger to Joburg.

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