Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon (now officially known as the Motlatse Canyon) is considered one of the largest canyons on Earth and may be the largest ‘green canyon’ - it has a particularly lush subtropical covering. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve extends along the Blyde River Canyon's winding path, which…
The Panorama Route is another reason that you’re visiting my area! The 3rd biggest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon and Fish River Canyon! Look out for The Boskombuis on the right, or The Chubby Pug on the left if you’re looking for ice places to eat!
The third largest canyon in the world and the first greenest. We offer guided full day trips with lunch to see all the view sites. An amazing day of photographic opportunities. Also self drive.
“Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga is God’s Window. Just one look down and you will begin to understand why it is called "God's Window. With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God's Window is truly 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 than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa's main wildlife destinations. God's Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever! WHERE God's Window, Ohrigstad, +/-10 kms from Graskop, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa”
“If you can, begin your wander around Mpumalanga with Bourke's Luck Potholes, for they are without doubt incredible. Essentially they're the result of decades of swirling eddies of water where the Treur River meets the Blyde River, the tumult of which has caused extensive water erosion over time. The result is a series of cylindrical rock sculptures that look as though they would be more comfortable on the moon. To see these geological wonders (it is no surprise to learn that they've made it onto Frommer's 500 places to take your kids before they grow up) that are an amazing array of white, yellow and dark brown eddies of colour because of the soil present in the water, you'll need to travel roughly 35 kilometres due north of Graskop on the R532. They are on the Panorama Route and are one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa, so best get there ahead of the bus tours. A series of metal bridges take you right above them, if photographs are a high priority, whilst walkways around the ridges allow you various angles and viewpoints from which to take your snaps. Their strange name, in case you were wondering, comes from the gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a nearby claim”
“At the Sudwala caves you can embark on an epic underground adventure that takes you 2000m into the heart of the caves. The goal is the crystal chamber with its amazing array of sparkling aragonite crystals. The crystal tour is a specialized tour for the adventurous, an organized excursion that involves wading through water,crystal-tour scrambling up and down rocks and crawling through small tunnels leaving you wet and dirty but awestruck by the splendor and beauty of the crystals that surround you in the chamber”
“Experience the thrill of Mpumalanga's longest Aerial Cable Trail! Experience the gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River”
“ Mac Mac Pools lies south of the Mac Mac Falls, its well grassed and have a shady picnic site with neat braai and ablution facilities. The brave can test their resilience in the freezing water in one of these naturally formed shallow swimming pools, but have to be cautious when going for a swim. If you fancy a gentle walk, then amble along the 3km Secretary Bird Day Trail at the pools which wanders through indigenous bush. You’ll hear robins, thrushes, turacos, greenbuls, and cuckoos in summer, and if you’re lucky, you may well spot the curious looking Secretary bird which stamps snakes and small rodents to death before gobbling them down. An entrance fee is payable at the guard-house, and please ensure to receive a ticket. AREA In the Sabie/Graskop area, Mpumalanga COST R30 p/p R200 p/bus”