Top things to do

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 Sabie

Wild Fig Tree

There’s a meat-driven menu and a warm atmosphere here, amid candles, wildlife photos and artworks. It's a great place to sample traditional South African dishes, especially game meat – from ostrich kebabs and crocod…
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 Bar in Dullstroom

Wild About Whisky

This whisky bar, one of the southern hemisphere's best stocked, offers over 30 themed tastings and pairings (R165 to R865) of its 1400 world whiskies, ranging from single malts to bourbons. Other spirits including g…
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…
Top Choice International in Dullstroom

Mayfly Restaurant

Attracting local couples, families and tourists, this classy set-up is renowned for its red meat, such as the recommended Mayfly rump topped with red wine, mushroom sauce and more, but it's also good for a cooked br…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Sabie

Sabie Brewing Company

Occupying a 1921 trading post, this microbrewery has a bar-restaurant in its pleasant modern interior. Grab a taster platter of the full range of seven beers (R60) to enjoy on the wooden deck overlooking Main St. It…
Bird Sanctuary in Dullstroom

Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre

This centre, south of town off Rte 540, teaches visitors about raptor species and the dangers facing them – you can even spend a morning learning the art of falconry (R400). There are regular flying displays involvi…
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…