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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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Over looked treasure

Another often overlooked gorgeous spot in South Africa. Off the usual safari travelers route- but worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cat Spring, Texas

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Cat Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Another often overlooked gorgeous spot in South Africa. Off the usual safari travelers route- but worth a visit

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This canyon and the potholes were my favourite two things on the Panoramic Route. Haze is a bit of a problem in the area so try choose a very clear day with good visibility. The view is amazing and definitely worth a visit. For more information on this route visit my travel blog at loomsza.weebly.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Do not expect a dry and drab canyon! This one is green with majestic views and sights. Early mornings might be misty but this also makes for good photos.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is amazing, it is hard to describe in words how wonderful this place is. One can stay here for hours and hours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Definitely a must see! I saw the views from up top and they were absolutely gorgeous every time you turned, wish I could've experience the boat tour through the canyons, something that will definitely be on the list for next time I'm in South Africa!

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Savannah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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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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Address: South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga

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