Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

1. From Hazyview: Blyde River Canyon Highlight & Boat Cruise

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hazyview. Make your way to "God's Window" which provides a magnificent view of the Lowveld landscape. Next, travel to Burke's Luck potholes where you will see the splendor of the Blyde River and Truer River coming together shaping the rocks into curved eroded formations. Continue to the Three Rondavels, an ancient geological wonder which resembles the round-shaped huts of the nearby tribes. Proceed to Swadini Aventura, where you will enjoy a boat cruise and get the opportunity to learn about the rich vegetation, birdlife, animals, and marine life of the region. After a relaxing cruise, be returned to your hotel.

Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

2. Hazyview: Blyde River Boat & Reptile Park Tour

This tour starts off with a visit to the Kinyonga Reptile Park, a center for reptile-related research and public education, home to many species of snakes, frogs, and other interesting reptiles. At Kinyonga, you'll get to see and learn about reptiles, numerous amphibians and arachnids, many species of which are endangered in South Africa. After lunch, you'll board a boat on the Blydepoort Dam for a view of the mountains from the bottom of the Canyon. This 1.5-hour excursion in spectacular surroundings is not to be missed - you might spot some game on the riverbanks from the boat, and the occasional hippo or crocodile may come past for a closer look at the visitors!

From Hazyview: Panorama Tour Highlights

3. From Hazyview: Panorama Tour Highlights

From Hazyview, the tour begins as it climbs towards the town of Graskop, and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. The Panorama Route encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld and beyond. For guests who have limited time or for those who wish to join a shorter tour, this option provides an opportunity to visit some of the better-known attractions of the region. Visit the famous and magnificent God’s Window and Pinnacle Rock. On your way back to Hazyview, visit the beautiful Lisbon Falls and Berlin Falls.

From Hazyview: Full-Day Panorama Route & Gorge Lift Tour

4. From Hazyview: Full-Day Panorama Route & Gorge Lift Tour

Trek along the Panorama Route, and admire the beautiful scenery along the route, like views of the Blyde River Canyon and the Lowveld. See God's Window, Wonderview, and the Three Rondawels. Try out the Gorge Lift, and travel down a cliff face into the mountain forest below. Be picked up from your accommodation in Hazyview and set out for the Panorama Route. Begin the tour as it climbs toward the town of Graskop, the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon. Travel along the edge of the escarpment, and stop at different lookout points. See magnificent views from various points on the road, like God's Window, the Three Rondawels, and Wonderview. Visit the famous Bourke's Luck Potholes, deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion from the Blyde and Treur Rivers. Arrive in Graskop and experience the exhilarating Gorge Lift where you travel over 50 m down the cliff face into the cool mountain forest below the cliffs. Explore an extensive network of elevated walkways, suspension bridges, and interactive exhibits through 500 m of forest trails and across streams. Stop to buy lunch at a local restaurant along the way and if time permits, spend some more time browsing in local shops or wandering the streets. Admire wares from local vendors along the way, from nuts and fruits to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. Visit the Berlin and Lisbon Falls South of Graskop where the Sabie River rises, and marvel at the numerous waterfalls tumbling down the mountain. Finish the tour here before returning to accommodations in Hazyview.

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What people are saying about Blyde River Canyon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Die Panorama Route ist wunderschön, das Highlight bietet der Blick auf die Three Rondavels. Unser Guide hat uns neben den Schauplätzen auch sehr viel über die südafrikanische Kultur und Vegetation erzählt.

We've had a really nice day! The views were amazing and we could take all the time we wanted to take pictures! It was a wonderful experience!

It was a great experience and would highly recommend it to friends . Thanks to Sunnyboy

Wow guide was perfect. We discovered and learned a lot of things

the experience was excellent and the guide was good