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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  • The Blyde River Canyon in the Mpumalanga province is one of the deepest canyons in the wold, measuring up to 1400 metres in height and 25 kms in length. This is one of South Africa's most impressive n...  more »
  • While visiting the three rondavels, there is also an amazing view of the Blyde river and the canyon it created. It is said that is the third largest one in the world. It is perfectly possible to stare...  more »
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