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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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Address: South Africa
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The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.

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Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
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On the side of River canyon fresh air mind blowing place

The place is very quite and nice for you and your family or friends, Is just a lovely place you get to experience to a in a small boat for one and half hour looking up the heels... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The place is very quite and nice for you and your family or friends, Is just a lovely place you get to experience to a in a small boat for one and half hour looking up the heels Is the most beautiful nature thing you can ever experience. The water fall quite beautiful. You just have to go there and... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The vie is stunning but be prepared to land in one of those tourist traps with a market and loads of tourists around.. nonetheless has to be seen!

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

After having completed the rest of the panorama route this was our last stop. Having driven through clouds and rain we came to the top and found ourselves a beautiful sunny day. The view of the Three Rondawels was the highlight of the day. Moving across the mountain and seeing how the Blyde River cuts through the mountain passes was... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a popular spectacle within the "Panorama Route" and larger nature reserve. Unfortunately it is also very crowded! It seemed that access to the truly magnificent views was limited causing some congestion for those wishing to take photographs. The paths to the viewing points were well worn and quite dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone with serious... More 

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Thank mikeandros
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a view. A must see when in the Mpunalanga area. Take some time out and reflect in this peaceful spot. You will feel close to the big fella!

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Thank annuityant
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Absolutely amazing view of the canyon! There are two pathways to the edge of a sheer drop! Pathways are little rough, but could be accessible by a disabled person.

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Thank John M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This should be a mandatory stop in your way to Kruger if you are driving. This is a breathtaking landscape.

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Thank Alexandre J
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a place! Truly, I don't know how I only discovered the Blyde river canyon this year. Must have been living in a cave all this time. The views of this place are out of this world. Rock pools along the hiking roots are beautiful. The boat trip was interesting and also had some exquisite views. Overall, a great experience... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had a small break-away last weekend (FULL rain all weekend, area so beautiful) BUT every fall/attraction we tried to enter had a different price, either per car or per person, ranging from R5 per car to R50 per person, we were 7 adults and there are a lot of attractions (natural sites!!!) I'm sure it is just made up?!?... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant 1 1/2 hour trip with an informative guide and friendly boat captain. The boat sits about 20-25 and is open aired with a canopy for cover. The focus was on the geology of the canyon and the formation of the 2nd tallest tufa waterfall in the world. There were some animals seen (don't expect too see too... More 

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