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Submitted on Jun 29, 2019 Useful Info

How to see the Blyde canyon in South Africa

  • The Blyde river canyon is among the largest canyons in the world and part of the Drakensberg escarpment within Mpumalanga province.

BEST VIEWPOINTS

God's window

  • This is probably the most famous viewpoint due it's cliff location that overlooks the Kruger national park and the distant Lemombo mountains.
  • From the parking area, there are multiple bike trails, biking and horse trails that lead to the viewpoint.

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Mariekskop

  • At about 1900m, this is the highest point along the canyon and from here you can see the Indian ocean and Maputo, Mozambique's capital on a clear day.
  • It's a great site for bird seeing as well

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Three Rondavels

  • This viewpoint is at the beginning of the Blyde River and consists of three beehive-like huts

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Burke's Luck portholes

  • This is a rocky part of the canyon and close to God's window. It's the best site to see the Blyde River

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NOTE

  • All these viewpoints can be accessed via the Panorama route, you can choose to drive around or book a tour in Graskop, the entry point to all these points.

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