Breathtaking landscapes of Blyde River Canyon in South Africa
Updated August 9, 2016 / João Leitão / 1 Comment / Filed in: South Africa 🇿🇦 / Reading time 1 minute
Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I visited during my trip to South Africa. The amazing landscapes and outstanding colors made me experience unforgettable trekking moments.
“The Park encompasses the famous canyon which is the third deepest in the world and the largest in South Africa.”
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is located in the Mpumalanga region, near the small town of Graskop. It extends over 50 km / 31 mi across different types of terrain and vegetation.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Huge cylindrical potholes and natural swirling whirlpools caused by water erosion over the centuries. Located on the meeting point of Treur River and Blyde River.
Three enormous 700 m / 2296 ft peaks with rock formations which resemble the round hut-like roofs of the traditional South African houses.
God’s Window & Wonder View
The highest viewpoint in the area with spectacular vistas of the lowveld at an altitude of 1,730 m / 5,675 ft.
A narrow 30 m / 98 ft quartzite rock coming out of the dense forest.
These amazing waterfalls of 92 m / 301 ft are the highest in the region. I was actually very intrigued with the name of these falls, since I was born in the city of Lisbon.