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“Fabulous views and fantastic at sunset”

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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$91.51*
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Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
Ranked #3 of 108 things to do in Mpumalanga
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Owner description: The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous views and fantastic at sunset”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

A vast landscape that can be difficult to get into scale. The canyon has a number of view points and you have to pay a small fee to get to some of them from the road which is worth it. There are a couple of viewpoints from inside the Blydespoort Forever Resort with trails down into the canyon. We walked the leopard trail which took us almost three hours and is quite demanding. There are some great views from down in the canyon and there are leopards there too! You'll come across their faeces on the track!

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This place has to be one of my favourite places on earth. The look out in the forever resorts grounds is a must for sundowners. The horse ride up the ridge is worth it for the best view of the canyon and right out over Kruger. It was very nice

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Scenic Change From The Kruger Lowveld”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Roads are good, plenty of curves as you climb altitude, green hillsides in September and splendid views and photo opportunities. Surprisingly, traffic was also light which added to the causual day.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Another great Canyon”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Janet of Ekala Eco Tours took us to this Blyde Canyon. Along the journey of the scenic route to Blyde Canyon was fantastic with many waterfalls. We visited the Pinnacle. Colourful birds were flying around. We stayed in the canyon chalet for one night. It was big and comfortable. We could cook our meals there. But we went to the restaurant to have our buffet dinner. Price affordable. The next day we explored the canyon. Colourful rocks, colourful formation of the potholes, dam and waterfalls creating beautiful scenery of Blyde Canyon. We could walk from one end to the other end. Many view points for us to enjoy. Great.

Visited June 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Boat trip on dam”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

A unique experience on a boat in the third largest canyon in the world.
Amazing rock formations and colours.
Saw a large crocodile sunning itself on a rock.

Visited June 2014
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