In the 'hood, Blyde River Canyon as a destination

The Blyde River Canyon Reserve extends along the Blyde River Canyon's winding path, which at every turn offers more and more impressive views over sheer edges dropping 800m into the riverbed. 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, ... cont.

R527, Blyde River Canyon, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Directions to Blyde River Wilderness Lodge

From Johannesburg and Pretoria:
Take the N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria, past Witbank and Middelburg to Belfast. Turn onto the R540 to Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Take the R36 to Ohrigstad, through the Strijdom Tunnel and onto the R527 in the direction of Hoedspruit. Travel on the R527 for roughly 22kms from the tunnel. Opposite the road stall called ‘Appelblaar’ there is a sign for Richmond farms, Kimba Lodge and Blyde River Wilderness Lodge etc – turn left.

The tar changes to a gravel road and splits – keep right. Go through the boom gate and follow the road for approximately 6 kms. The road then splits again – keep left, travel about 1 km going down the dip and halfway up the hill. On the right hand side you will find the entrance for the lodge and a sign saying Kimba Lodge and Blyde River Wilderness Lodge - turn right here. The gate is either manned or left unlocked. Follow the signs to the lodge. Please be advised that there are wild animals so please drive slowly.

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