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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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“three rondavels”(40 reviews)
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
R543, 2351, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Blyde River Canyon cruise and I felt it was really worth while. The guides knowledge was good and informative. To see the hippos was the best!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blyde river was lucky as the story goes.. the canyon is truly amazing...the majestic rock formations, the beautiful river winding around the mountain..all add to it! This is part of the “ PANORAMA DRIVE” ..close to Kruger Park, so if you are there, don’t miss...More

Thank prakvaid58
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I have been at the Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA. Well, this is the Grand Canyon in green version, rocky tops with green walls due to the vegetation. Mother Nature incredible creation! It's worth hiring a driver to take around this area for several hours....More

Thank E C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

What an experience and what a view. Even though there is signs of a recent veldtfire, it is still worth the money -take a picnic too

Thank Freda232015
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Went to the Upper View Point, very easy access thru Forever Resort. Well worth the drive and the R50 entrance fee

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Fantastics views of an impressive landscape. We were just passing through in a group but that is also wothwhile.

Thank Hesperange
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Before planning this hiking trip we were very confused on how to find blyde river canyon/where to go exactly. Here’s the thing, very easy. Go to the reception at blyde river canyon Forever resort and they will give you a map of 4 trails, ranging...More

8  Thank Edoardo G
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I loved every minute of it, felt like I had no problems in my life yup all my problems were none existent

Thank Thabo N
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We traveled here after spending a few days in Kruger and discovered a vastly different habitat of the beautiful blyde river canyon. We stopped at Mac Mac falls, and various other spots along the canyon. Two things to note. The road has potholes and cows,...More

Thank Jedediah S
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely roads and awesome views leading to a beatiful setting of wonderful rooms resturant and camp ateas. Views of the most beautiful fam set out in a mountain area with lots of scenic views

Thank ravingareeb
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Gerard B
5 September 2018|
Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have info on hiking the canyon. We drove to the lookout, wandered around a bit, then continued on our journey
3 August 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
For all of these trails you can arrive and view without booking. All of the waterfalls, Bourkes luck potholes, Gods window, three rondavels. The only thing you may want to consider booking, or enquiring at least, is the lift... More
Nihar M
22 July 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
From JHB to Nelspruit is roughly 330km and 3,5 hours. From Nelspruit to Hazyview is around 67km and and an hours drive. Hazyview to Kruger Gate is around 40km and depends on your time of arrival on how long that would take... More