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Blyde River Canyon

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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, White-water rafting
Description: The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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To visit approaching the Kruger Park

We spent one night in this amazing lodge close to the unique blyde River canyon that is the third biggest in the world. Very good cui since and comfortable rooms. The place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent one night in this amazing lodge close to the unique blyde River canyon that is the third biggest in the world. Very good cui since and comfortable rooms. The place is alsa romantic venue.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited as part of a tour, stopping at a few view points and all were incredible. I wish it was possible for photos to capture the scale of what you see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This stop over was part of the tour along the scenic route. When we reached the top and got out of the bus, the view was breathtaking. We stopped for lunch at the restaurant there, which was reasonably priced, good service and better than average food. You could easily just sit at the top on a rock and contemplate life.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take a day to drive up the canyon stopping at all the view-points- there's a small charge for most of them. Then drive the dirt track to Pilgrim's Rest & complete the circuit back to Graskop. We've just returned from a 19 day tailor-made tour of KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland & Kruger. Rosemary at Independent Traveller put it together for us-... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Give yourself a full day to stop and see several sights, the most impressive being the 3 Rondavels. God's Window is fine but you need to walk further. Burke's potholes is also a wonderful spot. You can also buy souvenirs at all the car parks. You also need to take your own food and drink.

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a bit of a distance ride from hazyview, but well worth the drive . Best views you will see of 3 rondavels, and the canyon.. Totally amazing Cost R10 per car.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

No hard hikes for us. We saw stunningly beautiful sights with some, but no difficult walking. Highly recommend this easy drive with amazing sights. There are great local items for sale without pressure and at reasonable prices.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We entered through the Nature Reserve only to realise that it was the end of the canyon. Paid R20 to enter. Not the best of views.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is the 2nd largest canyon in southern africa and worth a stop. Beautiful photo oppertunities, dont miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very picturesque spot but not a lot to do apart from looking at the scenery. Bourke's Luck Potholes was probably the best place to stop and walk around as the scenery there is quite unusual.

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