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Blyde River Canyon

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Address: South Africa
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, White-water rafting
Description: The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Boat tour through canyons

This was a quick boat ride and some animal viewing. The pictures of the canyons with the sun hitting them are gorgeous. We saw some animals - hippos and snakes. If you are looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Savannah, United States

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Savannah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a quick boat ride and some animal viewing. The pictures of the canyons with the sun hitting them are gorgeous. We saw some animals - hippos and snakes. If you are looking to see tons of animals, this is not for you. If you are into photography and hiking, this would fit your liking. Relative inexpensive and about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I think my expectations were high because of comparisons to the Grand Canyon and it's really no comparison at all. Extremely scenic if viewed in its own right but I was also disappointed that the drive itself didn't hug the canyon as i expected

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SOUTH AFRICA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow this place is amazing... the views are just too beautiful. We visited 20 years ago had to go again. worth driving so fat

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The canyon itself is greatly magnificent, the size of it left me feeling shocked. No pictures can really capture the size of it, you HAVE to see it for yourself to truly grasp. Felt it should surely be entered into the world's wonders.

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The combination blyde river canyon with the Panorama route is perfect. You have some beautiful views over the blyde river canyon and the lowland in the distance The blyde river canyon is really beautiful but don't expect something like the Grand canyon or the fish river canyon (in Namibia), because the blyde river canyon is much smaller. You can make... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We added Blyde River Canyon + Kruger to a road trip between Swaziland and Botswana. In just one day, we drove over 500 km from our lodge to and through Kruger, to and through Blyde River Canyon and back. My travel companion was skeptical of the canyon, but was pleased afterward and admitted that the drive was lovely. The catch... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This is worth the visit. The third deepest canyon in the world is truly a stunning sight. Driving around the area to see the other nearby view points and beautiful landscape makes the whole trip even more worth it. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent if you wish to see the Blyde River potholes, just a further 20 minutes for the veiwing point for the Canyon. It is free, and can be great for photo's. Highly recommend the stop over...

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

South Africa has so much to offer in its varied beauty, we are continuously awed by the views. The levels of mountainous range, the lighting, the falls, the varied foliage at each site pending where you look, so much brilliance, it's breathtaking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Take your picnic lunch so you can enjoy the area longer. Interesting land formation of holes in the rocks that water rushes through. It’s worth stopping to see. Take your picnic lunch so you can enjoy the area longer.

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