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In Mpumalanga, neighboring the Kruger National Park, lies the majestic Blyde River Canyon. Celebrated for its breathtaking views, one will experience some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Africa.

From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 68 mile long gorge, which starts at ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and ends at the ‘Three Rondavels’. The Potholes are very extraordinary rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion.

The peculiar swirl holes developed when the once rapid river carried masses of sand and debris.

This breathtaking gorge, the third largest in the world, provides unforgettable memories that become indelibly etched upon any avid adventurers soul. Its scenery is unsurpassed, its vegetation is both varied and lush and provides a home to a rich selection of bird and wildlife.

Country South Africa
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Over thousands of years, surreal cylindrical rock sculptures created by whirling water, have formed a series of dark pools which contrast spectacularly with the streaked white and yellow lichen-covered rocks.

Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedRand
Area (km2)294,3 km via N12 and N4

Sports & nature

The Blyde River Canyon (recently renamed the Motlatse) is the third deepest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon in the western U.S. and Namibia's Fish Eagle Canyon). It ranks as one of the most spectacular sights in Africa.

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This great Escarpment is the kind of place where brochures and guide books run out of original adjectives to describe the fresh mountain scenery and magnificent panoramic views over cliffs rising 600m-800m from the river bed. The entire canyon extends over twenty 12.5 miles in length.

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Blyde Canyon cuts through the Drakensberg Mountain Range, one of the seven major mountain systems in Africa. The botanical wonders of these high altitude afromontane forests can be witnessed while walking some unforgettable trails laid out under the forest canopy.

Beneath the Canyon the Blyde River also yields the unique and critically threatened Lowveld Riparian Forest, which now covers only 100 hectares in extent.

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Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

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