Mpumalanga Nature Tour Along Blyde River Canyon

Tours & Sightseeing in Graskop

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This panoramic tour of Mpumalanga brings you up close and personal to South Africa’s stunning natural beauty. With your expert guide, travel along the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon – the third-largest canyon of its kind in the world – to visit a variety of iconic sights including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels. You’ll be treated to jaw-dropping views of dramatic landscapes filled with mountains, sheer cliffs, stunning rock formations and cascading waterfalls. You’ll travel by comfortable vehicle, stopping along the way to walk around and take photos.
You’ll be picked up from your central Hazyview hotel in the morning for an all-day tour of the province's most beautiful natural attractions. This South African province of Mpumalanga means ‘the place where the sun rises’ in the local language -- a name as poetic as the scenery. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, spend 7.5 hours discovering the beauty of this less-developed South African province. Your guide will take you along the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the most scenic routes in the region and the third-largest canyon of its kind in the world. Visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a set of natural rock formations featuring countless swirling pools of water caused by the Treur River plunging into the Blyde River. As you'll learn from your guide, these potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby. Next, make your way along the Drakensberg escarpment to God’s Window. You’ll immediately understand where this attraction gets its name as you stand on the lookout point, soaking up breathtaking panoramic views of the canyons, rock formations and lush forest-clad ravine filled with waterfalls. This majestic cliff plunges more than 2 290 feet (700 meters) into the Lowveld! Around midday you’ll make a stop for lunch at Graskop or Pilgrim’s Rest, a small town and provincial heritage site. Your tour continues with a visit to the Three Rondavels, three round, impressive mountains with slightly pointed tops. Pause at the lookout point here to learn about the significance of this iconic sight and to savor the incredible views. Afterwards, hop back into the vehicle and relax on the drive back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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