View of Blyde River Canyon from Lowveld Viewpoint in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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Lowveld Viewpoint

Blyde River Canyon

Affords stunning views up the canyon, to the glistening Blydepoort Dam at the far end surrounded by forested slopes. The rocky cones of the Three Rondavels formations are just visible, and you can see over the ridge to the hazy plains on the far side.

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Nearby Blyde River Canyon attractions

1. Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

1.34 MILES

This stunning 260-sq-km reserve centres on the 30km-long Blyde River Canyon, where epic rock formations tower above the forested slopes and eagle-eye…

2. Three Rondavels Viewpoint

2.42 MILES

The area's highlight, with a staggering view of these enormous rounds of rock, their pointed, grassy tops resembling giant huts carved into the side of…

3. Bourke’s Luck Potholes

4.69 MILES

These bizarre cylindrical holes were carved into the rock by whirlpools at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers. Bridges span the rivers,…

4. Echo Caves

13.61 MILES

Stone Age relics have been found in these caves, which were discovered in 1923 and named after dripstone formations that echo when tapped. The one-hour…

5. Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

16.21 MILES

A few clicks south of Hoedspruit along the R40 and attached to the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was set up to…

6. Berlin Falls

16.57 MILES

Crashing down the cliffs, this waterfall is at its most impressive in summer (October to March), when there is most water.

7. Lisbon Falls

17.65 MILES

This waterfall is a highlight of the Blyde River Canyon area, especially in summer (October to March), when the water flows hardest.

8. Wonder View

18.82 MILES

A viewpoint offering amazing vistas of the lowveld far below.