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About Blyde River Canyon

One of Africa’s truly spectacular gorges, the Blyde River in the Mpumalanga Province has, over millions of years, cut a 25km path and 800m deep chasm into the earth. This gorge is known as Blyde River Canyon, covered in green thicket with only the high red sandstone cliffs exposed. The v... read more

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Shikwari Game Reserve

Game Lodges in Hoedspruit

Shikwari Game Reserve - 35kms from Hoedspruit.
Owner-managed by the Lawrie family and offering two camps situated in...

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Kambaku River Sands

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges in Hoedspruit

Being completely unfenced the camp is home to a continuous stream of game, with almost daily up close and personal ex...

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Nyumbani Estate Bush Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Guest Lodge in Hoedspruit

Nyumbani Estate is an off-grid Bush Lodge operated by solar power, independently sourced water and constructed within...

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Valley View Backpackers

Backpacker, Camps, Chalets, Self Catering in Graskop

We would like to introduce and welcome you to Valley View Backpackers. We will make your stay as comfortable and as ...

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R110.0

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Black Eagle Guesthouse

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Graskop

Black Eagle Guesthouse is located in Graskop. Graskop is a small town Mpumalanga about 14 km from Pilgrim’s Rest and ...

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R650.0

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Lisbon Hideaway

Chalets, Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Graskop

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R390.0

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Havana Nights

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Graskop

Havana Nights welcome you proudly to our establishment.

We are a proud self catering property that offers 4 luxur...

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R375.0

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AM Lodge & AM Villa

Game Lodges, Villas in Hoedspruit

AM Lodge is an exclusive, award winning, five-star lodge that is situated in the Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa. W...

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Joy River Backpackers

Backpacker, Bungalows, Camps, Cottages, Self Catering in Graskop

Welcum to Joy River Backpackers (for Queens English substitute "da" wid "the")

Da Joy River Backpackers is a place...

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Rustique B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Graskop

Located in Graskop, Rustique offers en-suite rooms and a large garden. The guest house is within walking distance to ...

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R750.0

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Mariepskop View

Backpacker, Camps, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Mariepskop View Chalets is a family-run business, set in beautiful gardens with abundant birdlife and nightly visits ...

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Raptor's Lodge

Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Each lodge features 1 double and 1 twin bedroom (with airconditioning, mosquito nets and bathrooms en-suite with over...

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R750.0

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Lion Tree Top Lodge

Game Lodges in Hoedspruit

Come and experience total tranquillity and true African hospitality at Lion Tree Top Lodge and meet our white lions.
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Panorama Rest Camp

Camps, Caravan Parks, Chalets, Self Catering in Graskop

24 Self Catering Chalets with a view of the Graskop Gorge, for 1 to 6 persons. The caravan, motorhome and camping fac...

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eKhaya Bush Villa

Game Lodges, Villas in Hoedspruit

Welcome to eKhaya Bush Villa in the heart of South Africa's beautiful lowveld region, on the border of the world-reno...

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R1500.0

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Bushbaby River Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge in Hoedspruit

Bushbaby River Lodge is a luxurious lodge in the exclusive part of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Enjoy the pictures...

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R1500.0

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Sheri's Lodge & Backpackers

Backpacker, Self Catering in Graskop

Graskop is home to Sheri’s Lodge & Backpackers, it is a small forestry town on the edge of the escarpment. We invite ...

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R170.0

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Lili Bush Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Hoedspruit

The guesthouse is open to the bush, and you will enjoy to be surrounded by animals next to the swimming pool and in t...

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R1100.0

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Becks Safari Lodge

Guest Lodge in Hoedspruit

Tucked away in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve, overlooking the Makhutsi River, lies Becks Safari Lodge. Bold, mo...

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Mogodi Lodge

Backpacker, Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Self Catering in Graskop

Superbly situated just fifty meters from the Graskop Gorge Falls with a magnificent view over the Mpumalanga Lowveld....

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R345.0

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The Bush House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Situated in the secure Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, and walking distance from town this is a destination where memorie...

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R700.0

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Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Guest Lodge in Hoedspruit

Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River, Blyde River Can...

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R990.0

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baBUSHka Self-Catering Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Accommodation is provided in 2 thatched roof cottages that are tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings. Eac...

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Matumi Lodge

Game Lodges in Hoedspruit

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Mist of Gold B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hoedspruit

Situated in a quaint natural setting in the heart of Hoedspruit (Limpopo), Mist of Gold B&B caters for those who seek...

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R450.0

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Nyala Safari Lodge

Game Lodges, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Nyala Safari Lodge is a family friendly safari lodge situated in the Balule Private Game reserve, Mohlabetsi South Na...

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Belgium Inn

Guest Houses in Hoedspruit

With five luxury, yet comfortable & uniquely decorated en-suite rooms with beautiful linen, bath and shower, air-cond...

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Raptors Lodge

Apartments, Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

Offering an outdoor pool, Raptors Lodge is centrally located in Hoedspruit. It offers well-appointed self-catering ch...

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R700.0

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Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Hoedspruit

A blend of Contempory and African decor compliments the beauty of the lodge’s surroundings as well as being set among...

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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Camps, Game Lodges in Hoedspruit

We have 8 luxurious safari tents, offering king-size or twin-bed options. The en-suite bathroom tent is connected to ...

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More info about Blyde River Canyon

One of Africa’s truly spectacular gorges, the Blyde River in the Mpumalanga Province has, over millions of years, cut a 25km path and 800m deep chasm into the earth. This gorge is known as Blyde River Canyon, covered in green thicket with only the high red sandstone cliffs exposed. The viewpoints along the canyon have extensive views into the gorge which is overseen by 3 large hut-shaped structures known as the Three Rondavels and a source of local tribal folklore. The canyon culminates at the Blyderivierpoort Dam, plugged by a 71m high dam wall.

The Blyde River translates to River of Joy, named after a party of Voortrekkers who were thought to have lost their leader and his group, later thankful to be reunited along this river.

The Blyde River Canyon is deemed a green canyon due to the high vegetation growth and is located at the most northerly end of the Drakensberg (dragon mountain) range of mountains that extends down the eastern length of South Africa.

Stand awestruck at the various canyon viewpoints to enjoy one of nature’s wonders.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit the Blyde River Canyon

1. Travel the Panorama Route through lush plantations, alongside natural pools, various waterfalls and God’s Window, a panoramic view of the entire escarpment.  

2. The Bourke’s Luck potholes are a composition of surrealistic rock formations shaped from swirling waters at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers.

3. Beautiful waterfalls abound, the most popular being the Mac Mac Falls and Pools, and the Lisbon Falls.

4. Visit the Echo Caves, a national monument where new chambers are still being discovered. When a particular stalactite is tapped, the sound reverberates through the cave passages, creating an echo. Various tours are offered through the caves, some strenuous.

5. Spend a day in the old mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. The entire town is a national monument and retains the character of a temporary gold rush settlement. The robber’s grave is a popular stop.

6. Trout fishing is popular in the Blyde River, hire a rod and get some local advice for best locations.

 

Transport

Mpumalanga’s international airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mbombela, the province’s capital. There are several smaller airports scattered throughout the province, enquire with your travel agent regarding the nearest airport to your destination. A vehicle can be hired from most large towns in Mpumalanga otherwise order a rental online. Most major towns have traditional taxi services. Uber has plans to begin operating in Mbombela in the very near future.

 

Did you know?

Stamvrug (milk plum) shrubs grow prolifically in the canyon. The fruit is edible and loved by baboons, however, the pips are to be avoided as they are poisonous! The fruit has medicinal properties known to treat certain ailments. Stamvrug directly translated means ‘stem fruit’ due to the fruit growing mostly off the trunk.

The almost 2km high Mariepskop to the east of Blyde River Canyon has an unmarked grave at its peak. The grave holds the ashes of Deneys Reitz, a man who fought in the South African War and wrote of his experiences in a bestselling book called Commando, first published in 1929.