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Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail

Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa
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Wonderful family hiking

We visited the Blyde river for 3 days on our way to Kruger park. Over 2 days we hiked/trail ran the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Tammy P
Cape Town, South Africa
I believe should be rated amongst the top 5 hikes in South Africa.

This hike crosses many streams and a waterfall. Beautiful terrain with lush greenery all around... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Khudeja P
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Two hiking trails criss-cross the vast Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve, rife with forests, grasslands and bush.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“blyde river” (3 reviews)
“easy hike” (2 reviews)
Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We visited the Blyde river for 3 days on our way to Kruger park. Over 2 days we hiked/trail ran the leopard, guinea fowl and loerie trails. Spectacular views, lovely spots to picnic in and we even braved a swim in the chilly winter water....More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This hike crosses many streams and a waterfall. Beautiful terrain with lush greenery all around. Amazing natural pools to swim in along the way, and breathtaking views of the Three Rondavels.

Thank Khudeja P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is very beautiful in pictures and being close to it is just breath taking. With the Three Rondavels so perfectly close to this a must see place.

Thank Zikx
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The walk is an easy hike and once you get to the cliff the view is breath-taking and one where you need to sit down and take it all in. Such a shame to snap a photo or two and to be on your way....More

3  Thank LeeLeeBee1
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We took a casual stroll that turned into such a beautiful hike, down the mountain and along the most scenic river with over hanging trees. It required some maneuvering but each little turn just got me excited for the next landscape. I would definitely recommend...More

4  Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The view from above is breath-taking. The trail is well maintained but the slippery ground made it a bit difficult to move.

Thank corneliusm0
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The walk was an easy hike through the forest and was enjoyable... similar to walking through the Northern Ontario Canadian bush (sans the mosquitos and black flies :)) Lovely little waterfall at the end of it. Comfortable, nice bit of exercise.

1  Thank ozwandererPerth
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed at the Mount Sheba Hotel (1970's flashback, thatch duplex accommodation with coal fire made for you in the evenings; set menu in the dimly lit restaurant; workmanlike and tasty breakfast buffet) and travelled to various Blyde River viewpoints such as the Three Rondavels;...More

6  Thank zimpsych
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