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Blyde River Canyon

South Africa
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$110*
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Mpumalanga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, White-water rafting
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Owner description: The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Sarnia, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Blyde River Canyon is where Bourke's Luck Pot Holes are located. Not far from the Pot Holes is a lookout point high above the canyon where one can experience the magnificient green expanse of the canyon due to the lush vegetation. There is a lake that can be seen serenely positioned at the far end of the canyon. It... More

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am so blessed and lucky for being able to visit the Blyde River Canyon and surroundings even if the day I make it there it was cloudy. Anyway, I enjoyed the views, took nice pictures of the Three Rondavel's. It's worth the travel. I'm sure that it would be better with a sunny day to admire the views but... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Blyde River Canyon is now officially known as 'Motlatse Canyon' (road signs haven't been changed yet). It is apparently the largest 'green canyon' in the world. Views are amazing. With Hazyview, Graskop or Sabie as a base, you can visit most attractions in one day. I mention what we did: North of Graskop: • Three Rondawels: superb views of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The biggest canyon of the world is the Grand Canyon (AZ) and the second one is the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, which is also the biggest of Africa; both are rocky canyons. The Blyde River Canyon is the biggest "green canyon"of the world. You can access it from several points and the best view is of the "Three Rondavels".... More

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Blyde River Canyon and God's Window are two of those places on earth where I stood in awe of the way in which nature has created the surroundings in such beauty, it brought a deep feeling of respect and tranquility over all of us in the group spending time in the area, and served as a true pick-me-up, We... More

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Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands
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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited the Blyde River canyon a couple of weeks ago. Wow place to hike, travel. We did a one day hike from blyde river forever resort. Rather easy walks, total a couple of hours. We started with panoramic views on the rondavels and later a walk in the forest. Beautiful landscapes. A must do.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Panorama Route of this canyon is not a bad way to spend the day if you are in the area. The Pinnacle and God's Window have a very small entrance fee and local vendors at all three sites along the Route. Otherwise I just saw a wide expanse of landscape under cultivation, primarily of trees. There are several interesting... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited the Canyon while we were on holiday in the Hazyview/White River area and well worth the drive. Amazing Views, Amazing landscapes, very peacefull and quite. a must see ......

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Waalwijk
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a must see when you are in South Africa. What an amazing natural display this is. We stayed in Hazyview and this is a good startingpoint to explore the Panoramaroute what this stunning highlight is part of. Can I go again ?

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Phoenix, AZ
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177 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nice scenic areas along the drive - but The Three Rondavels Mountain View Area is fantastic. The main viewing area includes parking along the dozens of souvenir sales booths. The trail to the lookout splits. The right trail has a nice mountain and canyons view. The left trail takes you to the Blydespoort Dam with large backed up lake. You... More

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