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Blyde River Canyon

South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Mpumalanga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Canyons
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, White-water rafting
Description: The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Hamilton, Canada
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236 reviews 236 reviews
171 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a beautiful green canyon, apparently the third largest in the world. As you travel along R532 there are several places to stop and view this wonderful place. Wonderview and God's Window give great views along the canyon. The Pinnacle is also a good stop. If you stop at God's Window take the pathway down from the parking lot... More

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Hertfordshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Get there if at all possible, you will not regret it! Walk from the car park and then suddenly it opens up in front of you with the view of the Three Rondevels and the dam. Stunning. Tied it in with a visit to Bourkes Potholes and then Gods Window. All are magnificent natural phenomena.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is beautiful! If you are in the area please ensure you take the river cruise. It was a quick trip and completely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

you must reach the last seeing point in the panorama route to see the full view of the blyde river canyon

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took a drive along the route stopping at several viewing & waterfalls points along the way. All well sign posted with good facilities. Choose the timing of your journey with regards to the sun if looking to take photographs

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited this attraction recently and found the scenery stunning and absolutely worthwhile. If you don't mind the noise of busloads of school kids, and you can stomach the litter and African arts and crafts stalls that clutters the parking area, poor access control etc, the scenery is well worth it.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited with my husband whilst on our honeymoon. This canyon is simply breathtaking. There are various vantage points from which to view the canyon, and all of them are equally amazing. The river was a beautiful turquoise blue colour when we visited, which contrasted wonderfully with the brown and orange tones of the canyon. It is a short walk... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Blyde River Canyon is the biggest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. It is so beautiful and easy to see. It's not very crowded and it's really worth it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There are few places to go to see such vast mountains untouched by society. You will see breathtaking waterfalls, canyons and vast expanses of virgin land. If your in the area add this to your trip!

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Cape Town
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129 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

without children. Took our pre-teens to this part of the world to view the beautiful landscape and views. Still great views, only eveywhere are paid attractions unlike in the past where it was free. The roads are also filled with potholes, beware, especially the R535, avoid at all costs unless you have a hovercraft. The Graskop is a central location,... More

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