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Blyde River Canyon

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

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Stunning!

Although we didn't really go into the canyon, we saw a lot of it during the drive of the panorama route. It looked fantastic; green, small river, and a great scenery in general... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jinne O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we didn't really go into the canyon, we saw a lot of it during the drive of the panorama route. It looked fantastic; green, small river, and a great scenery in general. Unfortunately we didn't really have the time, but I would like to return and spent some more time around the canyon.

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Thank Jinne O
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to the Three Rondavels to experience the amazing view of the canyon. It's a stunning place regardless of the weather. You can buy a lot of tourist crafts at the viewpoint.

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Thank ChristianFrantz
Tunapuna, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is no denying the exquisite natural beauty and breathtaking scenery along the Canyon. It is worthwhile making the drive out here. Just don't make the mistake we made by trying to squeeze all attractions into one day! Yes, it can be done if you have no alternative. But it really takes away from the experience as one becomes "numbed"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isi so wonderful, wouldn`t mind visiting there again. It is just one of those places that when you get your first views you are like "Oh my god" or "wooooww". because it is amazing.

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Thank Talic T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Blyde river canyon is just one of those places when you get your first views you are like "wow".! The sight and sounds make it the amazing place it is. There is so much to do with the variety of venues located within the area. Hiking is a definite must if you are into it. Horse riding and tennis with... More 

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Thank Muhammed777
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The only green canyon in the world - even worth the astounding views when visiting in Winter. Make sure to go!

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Thank Ron O
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

When driving the Panorama Route we stopped at several points to see Blyde River Canyon. The view is beautiful. The canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world. Definitely a must see when going to this part of South Africa.

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Thank Suzanne_Erwin
Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Words and photos will never be sufficient to describe the views. Even the panorama setting on the camera doesn't do it justice. Wear good walking shoes and plan on spending a little time just sitting and absorbing the sight before you. Do take a jacket. If it is windy, it can be a bit chilly depending on the weather.

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Thank Scott S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Now this is a site for sore eyes. the landscape is absolutely amazing. The best view of the canyon is probably from the Three Rondavels, it is truly majestic. The greenery makes it all the more beautiful to look at. A definite must do whilst in Mpumulanga

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Thank Khanya M
Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The last time we visited the Blyde River Canyon was when we were courting 32 years ago. Still have a photo with the 3 Rondawels in the background. The canyon is as spectacular as ever and the visit to the lookout point is well worth the visit. While the dam was quite empty there had been enough rain for the... More 

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