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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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“three rondavels”(40 reviews)
“boat trip”(11 reviews)
The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
R543, 2351, South Africa
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All reviews blyde river canyon three rondavels boat trip god's window panorama route breathtaking views south africa kruger national park nature reserve forever resort fresh air small fee bourkes luck potholes rock formations other places be careful parking lot
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking view of Three Rondavels along beautiful country drive. There are easy walk and option to walk on the edge of the rocks.

Thank mea97tnh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stop should not take more than 30 minutes and that's if you are taking in the sights. There are two things to see which are next to each other. First, is the Blyde River as it curves in the landscape. If you have visited...More

Thank rckgrnds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this place twice, & every time I'm amazed at the beauty, the locals are amazing people, they guided us down Mac Mac falls, we took the boat the 2nd time we visited & I highly recommend it, although it's a bit of a...More

1  Thank S6616WTdaniels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many places to see all around the reserve. Waterfalls on one day, the iconic sights on day 2 and hiking when ever you choose. Very historic areas around about. Some hiking is available on private resort areas and is freely accessible.

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Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Blyde River Canyon cruise and I felt it was really worth while. The guides knowledge was good and informative. To see the hippos was the best!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Blyde river was lucky as the story goes.. the canyon is truly amazing...the majestic rock formations, the beautiful river winding around the mountain..all add to it! This is part of the “ PANORAMA DRIVE” ..close to Kruger Park, so if you are there, don’t miss...More

1  Thank prakvaid58
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I have been at the Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA. Well, this is the Grand Canyon in green version, rocky tops with green walls due to the vegetation. Mother Nature incredible creation! It's worth hiring a driver to take around this area for several hours....More

Thank E C
Reviewed July 17, 2018

What an experience and what a view. Even though there is signs of a recent veldtfire, it is still worth the money -take a picnic too

Thank Freda232015
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Went to the Upper View Point, very easy access thru Forever Resort. Well worth the drive and the R50 entrance fee

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Fantastics views of an impressive landscape. We were just passing through in a group but that is also wothwhile.

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Gerard B
September 5, 2018|
Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have info on hiking the canyon. We drove to the lookout, wandered around a bit, then continued on our journey
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
For all of these trails you can arrive and view without booking. All of the waterfalls, Bourkes luck potholes, Gods window, three rondavels. The only thing you may want to consider booking, or enquiring at least, is the lift... More
Nihar M
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
From JHB to Nelspruit is roughly 330km and 3,5 hours. From Nelspruit to Hazyview is around 67km and and an hours drive. Hazyview to Kruger Gate is around 40km and depends on your time of arrival on how long that would take... More