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 Moremela has to offer by arranging your trip with our Moremela trip planner.
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  • We took the River Cruise which was lovely. We saw hippos and monkeys but missed out on the crocs as it was so hot. Our tour guide was excellent and really helpful and funny. Well worth a morning’s.....  more »
  • Amazing hike from the Forever Blyde resort, starting near the 3 rondavels lookout. Take the Leopard trail all the way down the canyon. Good hiking shoes, lots of water, hat, sunscreen are a must...  more »
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