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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.

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$72.67*
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Full-Day Panorama Route Tour from Hazyview

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Most beautiful views in the country

After having completed the rest of the panorama route this was our last stop. Having driven through clouds and rain we came to the top and found ourselves a beautiful sunny day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lance G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After having completed the rest of the panorama route this was our last stop. Having driven through clouds and rain we came to the top and found ourselves a beautiful sunny day. The view of the Three Rondawels was the highlight of the day. Moving across the mountain and seeing how the Blyde River cuts through the mountain passes was... More 

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Thank Lance G
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a popular spectacle within the "Panorama Route" and larger nature reserve. Unfortunately it is also very crowded! It seemed that access to the truly magnificent views was limited causing some congestion for those wishing to take photographs. The paths to the viewing points were well worn and quite dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone with serious... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a view. A must see when in the Mpunalanga area. Take some time out and reflect in this peaceful spot. You will feel close to the big fella!

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Thank annuityant
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing view of the canyon! There are two pathways to the edge of a sheer drop! Pathways are little rough, but could be accessible by a disabled person.

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be a mandatory stop in your way to Kruger if you are driving. This is a breathtaking landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

What a place! Truly, I don't know how I only discovered the Blyde river canyon this year. Must have been living in a cave all this time. The views of this place are out of this world. Rock pools along the hiking roots are beautiful. The boat trip was interesting and also had some exquisite views. Overall, a great experience... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We had a small break-away last weekend (FULL rain all weekend, area so beautiful) BUT every fall/attraction we tried to enter had a different price, either per car or per person, ranging from R5 per car to R50 per person, we were 7 adults and there are a lot of attractions (natural sites!!!) I'm sure it is just made up?!?... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant 1 1/2 hour trip with an informative guide and friendly boat captain. The boat sits about 20-25 and is open aired with a canopy for cover. The focus was on the geology of the canyon and the formation of the 2nd tallest tufa waterfall in the world. There were some animals seen (don't expect too see too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Just besides the 3 roundavels this is a view you just cannot miss . The river shines under the sun and creates a mesmerising view. Can easily be classified as one of the most breathtaking views of South Africa . Also I think is also considered as one of larger canyons in the world . DO NOT MISS!!

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Thank Nitesh D
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a minimum of three day visit we did it on a BMW R1200GS bike starting at Lydenburg and riding the Long Tom pass of 23km of breathtaking views and twisties. Breakfast in Sabie and then thru Graskop to God's window for a awesome view over the lowveld followed by a short drive to Bourkes luck potholes where the... More 

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