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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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Address: South Africa

The 33 km long spectacular gorge has an abundance of wildlife.

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bad weather but good view

amazing view on the three rondavels and the god's window for me, i had the rain for the god's window but it stays a wonderful place! and the wind for the three rondavels, but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2015
Fabien Y
Douarnenez, France
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Douarnenez, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

amazing view on the three rondavels and the god's window for me, i had the rain for the god's window but it stays a wonderful place! and the wind for the three rondavels, but the view is so... woaaaaaw ;)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

What a wonderful place ! We've spent one night in the region on the way back from Kruger park and is totally worth a visit. Fantastic experience and you can see the canyon from many parts of the roads with some spots to stop and take pictures and appreciate the canyon. Reserve a day if you really want to enjoy... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We spent one night in this amazing lodge close to the unique blyde River canyon that is the third biggest in the world. Very good cui since and comfortable rooms. The place is alsa romantic venue.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I visited as part of a tour, stopping at a few view points and all were incredible. I wish it was possible for photos to capture the scale of what you see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This stop over was part of the tour along the scenic route. When we reached the top and got out of the bus, the view was breathtaking. We stopped for lunch at the restaurant there, which was reasonably priced, good service and better than average food. You could easily just sit at the top on a rock and contemplate life.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Give yourself a full day to stop and see several sights, the most impressive being the 3 Rondavels. God's Window is fine but you need to walk further. Burke's potholes is also a wonderful spot. You can also buy souvenirs at all the car parks. You also need to take your own food and drink.

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

It's a bit of a distance ride from hazyview, but well worth the drive . Best views you will see of 3 rondavels, and the canyon.. Totally amazing Cost R10 per car.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

No hard hikes for us. We saw stunningly beautiful sights with some, but no difficult walking. Highly recommend this easy drive with amazing sights. There are great local items for sale without pressure and at reasonable prices.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We entered through the Nature Reserve only to realise that it was the end of the canyon. Paid R20 to enter. Not the best of views.

Thank SamanthaNaidoo
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

It is the 2nd largest canyon in southern africa and worth a stop. Beautiful photo oppertunities, dont miss it!

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