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Blyde River Canyon

At 700m in depth, the Blyde River Canyon is ranked as the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Millions of years of erosion have carved out dramatic rock formations, such as the Three Rondavels, the Pinnacle, and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

The canyon is part of the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment - the fault line that divides the cool dry Highveld from the warm and humid Lowveld. This dramatic variation in climate is reflected by the great diversity of vegetation and wildlife.

Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trail is a challenging 65 km 5-day adventure. The trail begins at God's Window at the southern end of the canyon, and ends at Swadini in the north. Huts are equipped with bunks, mattresses, cooking utensils and firewood.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT BLYDE RIVER CANYON:
-Blyde River Canyon Hiking Trail
- God's Window
- 3 Rondavels
- the Pinnacle
- Bourke's Luck Potholes
- visitor's centre
- Blyde Dam

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Herbivores: blue wildebeest, zebra, mountain reedbuck, hippo (in the Blyde River), impala, kudu, waterbuck, rock dassies
Primates: vervet monkey samango monkey, chacma baboon, bushbaby
Carnivores: leopard
Reptiles: crocodile (in the Blyde River)
Birdlife: bald ibis
Vegetation: montane grassland, cycads

DIRECTIONS TO BLYDE RIVER CANYON NATURE RESERVE:
- from Graskop, head north on the R532 OR
- from Pilgrim's Rest head north along the Blyde River

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umVangati House
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 5295
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

umVangati House provides stunning and exclusive bed and breakfast accommmodation in the Hoedspruit District in the Limpopo province. Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati Hou

Amafu Forest Lodge
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 28 in 9 units
From R 1195
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Amafu Forest Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Amafu Forest Lodge provides authentic self catering bush lodge accommodation in Kampersrus, in the Blyde River Canyon area in the Valley of the Olifants region of Limpopo. Choose from 7 chalets, being either a 2-sleeper, 4-sleeper or 8-sleeper. Stylishly

Shikwari Nature Reserve
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Sleeps 26 in 10 units
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Shikwari Nature Reserve

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

Shikwari Bush Lodge offers fully catered accommodation near the J.G Strydom Tunnel in the Hoedspruit district of the valley of the Olifants in Limpopo. Situated in Shikwari Nature Reserve, we offer two camps on the reserve close to Kruger Park & the Panor

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home offers luxury self catering accommodation in Hoedspruit in the Valley of the Olifants region of the Limpopo province. BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home comprises three modern bedrooms (sleeps 6), two state of the art bathrooms, sp

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BARNEY BILLS TEST PAGE

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Tshukudu Bush Camp
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Tshukudu Bush Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

Mopani & Kruger National Park

shukudu Bush Camp offers a true bushveld experience in the Tshukudu Game Reserve in the Hoedspruit District of the Limpopo province. Situated in the Central Lowveld near the Blyderiver Canyon and the Kruger National Park, close to Hoedspruit. Tshukudu, a

Lisbon Hideaway
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Lisbon Hideaway

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We have 3 luxury 6-sleeper chalets consisting of two spacious bedrooms each. The chalets are complete with a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with a double bunker bed. In addition, we have a 2-sleeper miner's cottage

Flycatcher Castle
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Flycatcher Castle

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Escarpment

Currently there are five suites which are all individually decorated in styles of end of the 19th century composer's such as Strauss in frivolous pink, Gounod in striking Art Deco and Mozart in red velvet and gilded wallpaper.

Mogodi Lodge
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Mogodi Lodge

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Escarpment

Superbly situated just fifty metres from the Graskop Gorge Falls with a magnificent view over the Mpumalanga Lowveld. An ideal location for guests to enjoy the abundant natural beauty.

Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris
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Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

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