Top things to do in Blyde River Canyon

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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 views abound at the dramatic meeting of the Drakensberg Escarpmen…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Blyde River Canyon

Three Rondavels Viewpoint

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 the canyon. There are short walks in the surrounding area to po…
Top Choice South African in Blyde River Canyon

Potluck Boskombuis

Look out for the South African flag and follow the red-dirt track to this 'bush kitchen', a makeshift shelter beneath gnarly boulders and trees decorated with animal skulls, its terrace nudging the rocks in the Treu…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Blyde River Canyon

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

These bizarre cylindrical holes were carved into the rock by whirlpools at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers. Bridges span the rivers, providing impressive views. There’s a small museum providing informat…
Viewpoint in Blyde River Canyon

Lowveld Viewpoint

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…
Viewpoint in Blyde River Canyon

God's Window

A viewpoint offering amazing vistas. Take the trail up to the rainforest (300 steps), where you might spot rare birds, including the elusive loerie, on the boardwalk to the viewpoint.
Waterfall in Blyde River Canyon

Lisbon Falls

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


A striking skyscraper-like rock formation.
Cafeteria in Blyde River Canyon

Kadisi Restaurant

The Forever Resort's bar-restaurant should be a pleasant lunch stop with its cavernous, air-conditioned interior and Three Rondavels terrace views. Unfortunately, it's often brimming with coach parties. If you order…
Cave in Blyde River Canyon

Echo Caves

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 guided tour leads you deep into the caverns on walkways and sta…