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About Blyde River Canyon

The magnificent red sandstone Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga forms the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. There’s so much to do in Mpumalanga but most visitors come here just to sight-see, especially along the striking Panorama Route. This scenic meander includes the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels, Swadini Dam, God's Window and many beautiful waterfalls and spectacular vistas.

Covered with lush subtropical foliage, the Blyde River Canyon is the largest 'green canyon' and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the globe. The canyon is 26km (16 miles) in length and is around 800m deep. The highest point of the canyon, Mariepskop, is 1,944m above sea level whilst its lowest point where the river leaves the canyon is slightly less than 560m above sea level. This means that by some measure the Canyon is over 1,400m deep!

Day and overnight white water rafting trips are available – contact Blyde Canyon Adventure Centre: +27 (0)15 795 5961.

Things to do in Blyde River Canyon

Accommodation near Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

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Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

If you’re keen to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy some well-deserved rest and...
R1260
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The Blyde House

Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

The Blyde Canyon House is a charming B&B and is situated in a beautiful conservation area on the banks of the Blyde River and is 28...
R1780
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Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resor...

2 Reviews
Sleeps 340 in 99 rooms

Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort welcomes you to serene Blyde River Canyon. With all needed...
R1260
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Blyde River Canyon Map

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Blyde River Canyon is 0.2km from the centre of Blyde River Canyon , the nearest airport 33.2km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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