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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

#3 of 108 things to do in Mpumalanga Features Animals
South Africa
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Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has within it the largest green canyon in the world, or the third largest canyon in the world. Either way it was a wonderful sight. We had a clear day and a view of the dam as well as across the canyon to the low...More

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blyde Canyon is a hidden Gem. The views are breath taking and stunning scenery. A must see for yourself to appreciate mother nature at her best.

Thank munsamir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip along the Blyde river; we saw hippos and crocodiles, as well as many birds. The views were stunning and entirely unexpected. We also took a hike through the mountains which was breathtaking! The trails were fairly...More

Thank zoemadiwilliams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely walk over formed steps and some rough patches, then a bridge that spans the river. Fascinating holes and gullies with water gushing through - really spectacular. Lovely photo opportunities and then a market at the car park. Look out for the cheeky monkeys...More

Thank Judith N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

drfiting along the river on the baot is a peaceful way to sopend a few hours. Make sure you get a seat near the front if you can, as altho it's permitted to walk about it'ss very hard to hear what the guide tells you...More

Thank Neese12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have spent 3 days in the area and found it not to be long enough. A good excuse to come back! All the natural wonders are amazing to see and we've encountered many friendly and helpful people along the way. For this time of...More

Thank PaulR142014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtakingly beautiful reserve of red sandstone mountains, gorges and grasslands. The canyon is the world's third biggest and greenest canyon. This is when the physical beauty of South Africa strikes you!

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even during a cloudy/rainy day, it was nice to see the potholes, differents falls and finally, we discover the end of the canyon during sunset - marvellous!

Thank J D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this natural beauty on our way back from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg. Great place to take a break and admire this incredible place.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Pinnacle, devils window, Potholes and the Canyon lookout. Potholes was definitely worth a look as was the canyon lookout but pinnacle and devils window were a bit meh. Some of the sights were not well signed and the roads were full of...More

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Courtney F
Hi, How many km is the Leopard trail and how long did it take you :) Kind regards, Courtney
20 December 2016|
Response from Mariette M | Reviewed this property |
The Leopard Trail combines some of the best sights in the Panorama region into one. Take in majestic views of the Three Rondavels, the Blyde River and Dam, as well as Mariepskop. The trail is a four hour hike and only those... More