Attractions IN Blyde River Canyon

Landmarks

Kadishi Tufa Waterfall

The Blyde River Canyon is one of South Africa's geological wonders, its 26 kilometres of red sandstone mountains surrounding a body of water scenically breathtaking and lushly green. In the immediate distance the Lowveld flattens out, a vivid reminder ...

Nature Reserves / Mountain Reserves

Mariepskop Nature Reserve

Mariepskop Mountain is the highest peak in the northern Drakensberg. It stands tall on the eastern side of the Drakensberg Escarpment, its back to the Blyde River Canyon. Ascend the mountain and you will stand 1 945 metres above sea level, the ...

Attractions AROUND Blyde River Canyon

Mountain Passes

Abel Erasmus Pass

The Abel Erasmus Pass links Mpumalanga's Blyde River Canyon, or River of Joy, with Limpopo's game reserves, seering through the northern reaches of the Drakensberg escarpment before dropping down into the Olifants River valley. You will not find a more ...

Nature Reserves

Blyde River Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve stretches for some 60km, its southerly reaches extending from just beyond the town of Graskop all the way north to the Abel Erasmus pass. The reserve's remarkable biodiversity includes one of the last remaining montane ...

Natural Wonders / Landmarks / Forests

Graskop Gorge

The Mpumalanga Lowveld is one of South Africa’s most naturally beautiful areas. It is characterised by impressive mountains, rugged cliff faces, forests, and waterfalls. And it is here that the incredible Graskop Gorge can be found ...

Mountain Passes

Mariepskop Mountain Pass

It takes an effort to reach the top of Mariepskop Mountain - the highest mountain peak in the eastern Drakensberg Escarpment. The peak stands with its back to the Blyde River Canyon 1945 metres above sea level; Maputo and the Indian Ocean visible on a ...

... and a little further afield

Landmarks / National Monuments

Albasini Ruins

Situated just outside Hazyview, the Albasini Ruins are, in essence, what remains of the trading post of Joao Albasini, dating back to the 1800’s. Albasini was a Portuguese trader that set up his business in the early part of the 19th century. It is ...

Waterfalls

Berlin Falls

The Berlin Falls tumble down in a single drop for some 80 metres, or about 260 feet, before crashing dramatically into a round basin that is an irresistible jade colour. Seeing the green waters set off by the red cliffs around them is something quite ...

Nature Reserves

Blyde River Canyon

The fresh mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment are quite spectacular and give the area its name of 'Panorama Route'. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle they offer, and God's Window and Wonder View hint at the ...

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes are without doubt a major icon, but when thrown in together with the likes of the Three Rondawels, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and numerous magnificent waterfalls, one can become immune after a while. If you can, begin ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls boasts a 70 metre drop, and visitors look on in awe and wonder as the power of water is seen in its rawest form. Still, the misty spray and elegant thundering are mysteriously and undeniably beautiful too. It is this contradiction that ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Echo Caves

Situated just outside Ohrigstad are the spectacular Echo Caves. These mysterious caves were discovered in the 1920's by the owner of the farm. After his cattle mysteriously disappeared on the farm he started looking for answers. That is when he ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Elands River Falls

The Elands River Falls are 70 metres (or almost 230 feet) high, which makes them spectacularly impressive to witness from up close. It is owing to these awesome heights that the falls are frequented by rock climbers. In fact, Emgwenya is one of South ...

Forests / Landmarks / Natural Wonders

Forest Falls

Walking through the forests of the Panorama Route, breathing in the crisp, clear air and feeling the warmth of the dappled sunshine on your back is a truly special way to experience Mpumalanga. Forest Falls is an ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

God's Window

With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God's Window is an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country! Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more ...

Nature Reserves

Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve

This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The reserve is 2200 hectares and the Klipgatspruit cuts the mountainous area into a deep valley. The main habitats include thornveld and bushveld on the low-lying areas, and montane ...

Blyde River Canyon as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Graskop, Hazyview, Kiepersol, Ohrigstad, Pilgrims Rest, Sabie, White River

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