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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.
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Escape07300242102
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The best place a couple could ever visit with an outstanding service, it is also family catering with all the necessity to cater everyone.
Written 1 April 2024
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Heather P
Preston, United Kingdom4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great location .
Dreadful accommodation.
Tired and dowdy furnishings.
Very uncomfortable bed, bottom sheet didn’t fit the bed , mattress looked ancient. Couldn’t hang clothes in the inbuilt wooden wardrobe as it smelt of mould. Needs a total makeover.
Written 25 March 2024
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Emmanuel A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Blyde River canyon is a wonderful place to visit. It's full of nature and an amazing scenery. You will never regret visiting such a natural wonder of the world in South Africa. South Africa has a beautiful landscapes..
Written 9 October 2023
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Angels281165
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The place is amazing, full of very different places to visit. We hiked the leopard - Guinea Fowl - Tufa path, visited the Berlin and Lisbon falls, and the Luck Potholes
Written 25 September 2023
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Funambulator
The Rocks, Australia1,789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Blyde River canyon is Mpumalanga province’s foremost natural feature. The Blyde = ‘glad’ (also known as Motlatse River) is a very long green gorge with lots of spots to stop at and take photos and videos of its spectacular natural beauty. Watch out for the local monkeys – not dangerous but known to take a keen interest in unattended human food.
Written 19 August 2023
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK4,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
An easy 5 for this truly astonishing natural wonder. The canyon offers spectacular views to all that can make the road trip after stopping along the way at the other worthwhile view points.

The 3 Rondavels sitting above the canyon and the beautiful winding river are on another level. A day trip worth every effort.
Written 24 June 2023
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Lesia D
Geelong53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There were 4 of us on a day trip to the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve from Hoedspruit. Our driver supplied us with interesting historical and present information on the drive through changing landscape. In the limited time we had, we drove the Panorama Route and were in awe of the stunning scenery at the 3 viewpoints: Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle and God's Window. We were given ample time to soak in the views. The walk to each of the view points is not far but one needs well supported shoes. I highly recommend a visit to each of the viewpoint. We had lunch at The Blyde Canyon Resort restaurant, 2 opting for the buffet lunch and 2 from the Ala Carte menu. Buffet lunch was immediate and the service for the other was SLOW. If planning to go independently I highly recommend a guide.
Written 1 April 2023
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A wonderful gem of nature. Amazing amazing amazing! Wonderful spot also for some of the best pics in your life! Just come!
Written 26 March 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Absolutely stunning landscapes and scenery here- the canyon is apparently the 3rd largest in the world. Lots to do and see, many stopping points.
Even just driving in the area is incredible.
River cruise is worth doing for an up close look!
Written 18 January 2023
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Raf De Paepe
Haaltert, Belgium306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the scenery; canyon, waterfalls, plains. Schedule a full day to get through. We lunched at the Chubby Pig (cfr other chapter), ideally located in the middle. The putholes were to us the highlight of the day, but the other stops are als very worthwhile!
Written 25 July 2022
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