Travel Route: Johannesburg – Blyde River Canyon - Kruger – Swaziland – Isimangaliso – Durban – Eastern Cape Game Parks – Garden Route – Little Karoo – Winelands – Cape Town
Blyde River Canyon
Days 1 - 2
A scenic 4-5 hour takes you from Johannesburg to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
At 700m in depth, the Blyde River Canyon is ranked as the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Millions of years of erosion have carved out dramatic rock formations, such as the Three Rondavels, the Pinnacle, and Bourke's Luck Potholes.
Here, in the north-eastern part of the Great Escarpment, the inland plateau declines abruptly and steeply and opens up fantastic views of the plains of the Lowveld a thousand metres below.
Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the "Three Rondavels", huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels.
This canyon is part of the famous Panorama route. This route starts at the town Graskop and includes God's Window, the Pinnacle and Bourke's Luck Potholes.
Accommodation: Rissington Inn / Oliver´s Lodge