Blyde River Canyon

South Africa - Mpumalanga

The Blyde River Canyon Reserve extends along the Blyde River Canyon’s winding path, offering impressive views over sheer edges dropping 800m into the riverbed below. The spectacular mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment were named ‘Panorama Route’. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle. God’s Window and Wonder View hint at the magnitude of the scenery.

The ‘Pinnacle’ is a single quartzite column rising out of the deep wooded canyon, and the ‘Three Rondavels’ also called ‘Three Sisters’ are huge spirals of dolomite rock rising out of the far wall of the Blyde River canyon. Their domed heads were iced in green and sides stained with fiery orange lichen. From the ‘Three Rondavels, ‘ you can see the great Swadini Dam in the far distance, which marks the end of the reserve.

Blyde River Canyon Hotels

Blyde River Canyon Lodge$$$

Nestled beneath the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains Blyde River Hillside House offers travellers a unique bush experience while soaking up the beauty of the natural surrounds. Set in the tranquil surroundings of a large, landscaped garden which blends itself with its open lawn, towering trees and backed by the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge itself is on an 85 ha fully game fenced, botanical nature reserve. Accommodation comprises six (6) double/twin rooms with en-suites and ...

Blyde River Canyon Lodge
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