Blyde River Canyon

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Blyde River Canyon Travel Guide

Situated along the Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment, the reserve covers a large area extending from the Pinnacle and Gods Window in the south to beyond the mighty Marieps Kop in the north, and ending at Swadini. The reserve is administered by the Mpumalanga Parks Board and is known primarily for... Read more

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Nature at its best !!! - You have to see it to believe it !!! Just like the Post- card images if not better. So much to see in the area and too little time!!!

Shani Albrecht
South Africa

Absolutely Fantastic - Blyde River Canyon is the most beautiful place I've ever been to. I haven't been to much places yet but this one is my number one choice and I will go back again and again. The view of the three Rondavels is just a must to see! When we want to get one with nature we come to Blyde River Canyon for the relaxing atmosphere. It is a must to see and many things to do. Come and enjoy the holiday of your live, you won't be dissapointed!

Melissa Jansen Van Vuuren
South Africa

Astonishing views - Amazing mountains with decedent plant growth, I was stunned by the river flowing through the mountains, peaceful and tranquil like no one can imagine

Francois van den Berg
South Africa

A must on your bucket list!!!! - Breathtaking views from the top of the Canyon onto the Swadini dam and 3 Rondavels. Lovely easy walks to take in the indigenous flora/fauna. The boat trip on the Swadini dam also very relaxing with a number of nice hikes in the area. A lot of different things to do and interesting places to visit so a person should never be bored. This is nature at its best.

Sue Robertson
South Africa

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Things to do near Blyde River Canyon

  • Bourkes Luck Potholes Bourkes Luck Potholes

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    12.2km from Blyde River Canyon

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    The impressive rock features of Bourke’s Luck Potholes marks the start of the extraordinarily scenic...
  • God's Window God's Window

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    40.1km from Blyde River Canyon

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  • Hippo Trail Hippo Trail

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    Lace up your hiking boots and hit the Hippo Trail into the Blyde River Canyon. The adventurous hike is...
  • Blyde Dam Boat Cruise Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

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    3.4km from Blyde River Canyon

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    Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendor of the Blyde River...
  • Khamai Reptile Park Khamai Reptile Park

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    20.8km from Blyde River Canyon

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    This herpetological haven is well worth a stop! Formerly known as Swadini Snake Park, Khamai Reptile...
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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    26.9km from Blyde River Canyon

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    Last chance to see? Hopefully not but don't miss seeing some of the rarest of Africa’s breeding wildlife...
  • Bombyx Mori Silk Farm Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

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    13.1km from Blyde River Canyon

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    Discover the secrets of silk and the extraordinary little creatures that produce it. Experienced guides...
  • Echo Caves Echo Caves

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    20.2km from Blyde River Canyon

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    The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting...
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

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    12.8km from Blyde River Canyon

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    A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a moving and worthwhile experience It's also...
  • Elephant Back Safaris Elephant Back Safaris

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    27.2km from Blyde River Canyon

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Blyde River Canyon Restaurants

  • Wildebeest Lapa Wildebeest Lapa

    Pub Meals Restaurant
    21.4km from Blyde River Canyon

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    With mesmerizing views beaconing tranquillity, Wildebeest Lapa captures the majestic Northern...
  • Ambri Africa Ambri Africa

    South African Restaurant
    12.0km from Blyde River Canyon

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    Ambri Africa dominates carnivorous palates with hearty African delights in a comfortable and casual...
  • Pattido Restaurant Pattido Restaurant

    African Restaurant
    26.1km from Blyde River Canyon

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    Featuring a tasty blend of authentic African meals, Pattido Restaurant is an intimate perfect venue for...
  • The Hat and Creek The Hat and Creek

    Grills Restaurant
    27.8km from Blyde River Canyon

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    The Hat and Creek restaurant in Hoedspruit offers elegant dining and superb meals complemented by the...
  • The Shoe Tea Garden The Shoe Tea Garden

    Burgers Restaurant
    19.7km from Blyde River Canyon

    The Shoe Tea Garden is located on the same property as The Shoe, a quirky structure home to a museum and...
  • Pilgrim's Pantry Pilgrim's Pantry

    Light Meals Restaurant
    24.4km from Blyde River Canyon

    This family restaurant set amidst a serene garden revives travelling palates with traditional dishes...
  • Mad Dogz Café Mad Dogz Café

    South African Restaurant
    25.7km from Blyde River Canyon

    A unique tranquil setting with a comfortable ambiance, Mad Dogz Café hints chic African décor extended...
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Accommodation near Blyde River Canyon

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,400
1 night, 2 adults

Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Sleeps 20 Hoedspruit Bed and Breakfast in Hoedspruit
6.67km from Blyde River Canyon

Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Moholoholo Ya Mati

Sleeps 34 Hoedspruit Lodge, Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
6.74km from Blyde River Canyon

Moholoholo Ya Mati is situated on the banks of the Blyde River, just off the R531. It is hidden und...

from R1,300
1 night, 2 adults

Amafu Forest Lodge

Sleeps 24 Kampersrus Self-catering, Kampersrus Bed and Breakfast in Kampersrus
9.90km from Blyde River Canyon

Amafu Forest Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the world-renowned natural beauty of Li...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Cosy Cottage

Sleeps 5 Kampersrus Self-catering in Kampersrus
10.27km from Blyde River Canyon

The Cosy Cottage lies in a beautiful garden in a quiet and peaceful environment in Kampersrus.

from R3,210
1 night, 2 adults

Moholoholo Forest Camp

Sleeps 20 Kampersrus Lodge in Kampersrus
10.40km from Blyde River Canyon

Moholoholo nestles on the slopes of the 1944-metre-high Mariepskop, one of the highest peaks of the ...

from R520
1 night, 2 adults

Kwa Thabeng Bush Camp

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
10.59km from Blyde River Canyon

Kwa Thabeng means 'at the mountain' in Sotho, as it lies at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg esc...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

Jolyne B&B Guesthouse

Sleeps 6 Kampersrus Bed and Breakfast in Kampersrus
11.45km from Blyde River Canyon

We have five rooms, all of which have air-conditioning and roof fans. We cater for bed and breakfast...

from R610
1 night, 2 adults

Moholoholo Mountain View

Sleeps 34 Hoedspruit Bed and Breakfast in Hoedspruit
12.29km from Blyde River Canyon

Moholoholo Mountain View is just one of the many venues of the Moholoholo Private Game Reserve and t...

from R360
1 night, 2 adults

Mariepskop View Chalets

Sleeps 30 Moholoholo Lodge in Moholoholo
13.01km from Blyde River Canyon

Mariepskop View Chalets is a self-catering lodge situated on the foothills of the northern Drakensbe...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Orange Blossom Farm Cottage

Sleeps 4 Hoedspruit Self-catering, Hoedspruit Country House in Hoedspruit
13.17km from Blyde River Canyon

Orange Blossom Farm Cottage is situated on a private citrus farm at the foot of the Drankensberg Mou...

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