Situated in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the largest forest or greenest canyon in the world. The Blyde river canyon is 33km and no greater way to experience the blyde’s beauty than using your car to drive along taking the time to enjoy the beauty.
The name blyde is derived from Dutch meaning glad or happy its beautiful natural landscape and wonders of nature will be among the best views you have ever seen in your lifetime.
Here below are some reasons why you must put the Blyde River Canyon on your travel bucket list.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
These are natural rock formations due to centuries of flowing water they are a spectacular work of nature.
The three rondavels or three sisters clearly stand out next to each other giving a spectacular scenic view over the blyde.
From here you able to view more astonishing views such as being to see over the Kruger National Park and see as far as Mozambique.
The Blyde River Canyon is an adventure seekers paradise this is one of Africa’s best place for those that enjoy hang gliding, paragliding, kite surfing, wind surfing and sea kayaking.
Hippo Trail is another adventurous hike you may embark on during your visit to the Blyde River Canyon bring your hiking boots and hit the trail to enjoy the spectacular views.
From impressive mountain gorges to cascading waterfalls the only justice the Blyde River Canyon deserves is to personally see it for yourself and bring along a good camera, sunscreen, binoculars and a packed picnic bag as well. There is an entry fee per car to the Three Rondavels, God’s window, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. To stay in the area there are a couple of options to choose from as you enjoy one of the magnificent wonders of Africa.