Blyde River Canyon

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

Accommodation Near Blyde River Canyon

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

15.9km North of Blyde River Canyon

Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in

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Sleeps: 26 in 8 units/rooms

Amafu Forest Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

16.3km North of Blyde River Canyon

Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our five spacious, private units and two luxurious, intimate tented camps...

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Sleeps: 18 in 6 units/rooms

Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

18.0km South East of Blyde River Canyon

Our luxury self catering chalets, have their own gardens with barbeque facilities and secure undercover parking. Each fully equipped chalet includes either one or two bedrooms, a lounge with fireplace and satellite television to get our local ...

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Lisbon Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

20.0km South East of Blyde River Canyon

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

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Flycatcher Castle

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Graskop

25.2km South East of Blyde River Canyon

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.

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Sleeps: 6

Linga Longa Country Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.8km South East of Blyde River Canyon

Linga Longa offers either a bed and breakfast option, or a self catering option. The house has two double bedrooms, one bedroom with two single bunk beds, ONE and a half bathrooms, a lounge with a fire hearth and fully equipped kitchen. Relax on a...

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Sleeps: 22 in 8 units/rooms

Blyde Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.9km South East of Blyde River Canyon

Located in central Graskop, Blyde Chalets offers one an ideal location from which to explore the tranquil town of Graskop, as well as a base station from which to explore the scenic wonders of the region.

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Sleeps: 51 in 16 units/rooms

Log Cabin & Settlers Village

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.9km South East of Blyde River Canyon

All chalets have daily servicing; outdoor verandah and barbeque area, fridge, stove, microwave, TV, cutlery and crockery, heating and parking we also have general office facilities and a laundry service.

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Sheri’s Lodge & Backpackers

Backpackers / Youth Hostel Accommodation in Graskop

26.2km South East of Blyde River Canyon

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

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Sleeps: 98 in 39 units/rooms

Mogodi Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

27.1km South East of Blyde River Canyon

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.

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