Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The third largest canyon in the world, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve remains best known for its remarkable viewing spots and peculiar geological features. Located within a nature reserve, the sandstone canyon was a popular site in the 19th century, when it attracted prospectors in search of gold and fortune--today, it's one of Africa's top tourist destinations. As you reach one of many viewpoints, notice how the river-water erosion has carved cylindrical stone sculptures and made rock pools scattered all over the area. Examine more than 1,000 species of plant life as you hike through the lush forest, and look out for samango monkeys, baboons, and other primates roaming about. See Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and all Mpumalanga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mpumalanga trip planner.
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  • Impressive visit of this canyon 26 km long and an average depth of 800 meters. It is the greenest in the world due to its subtropical vegetation. The most interesting point is Bourke's Luck.
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  • The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is a pleasant reserve of nature, situated very close to the Kruger National Park. It can be conveniently visited when any traveler visits Kruger National Park. It...  more »
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