Blyde River Canyon

Evening view of the 3 Rondavels

We started exploring the Blyde River Canyon from the North, driving up the Abel Erasmus Pass and staying at the Blyde Canyon Resort to explore the surroundings. From there, many hikes lead around the mountains and to the dam below.

Morning view of the 3 Rondavels

We had decided on the Guinea Fowl Hike, leading us down in direction of the Blyde Dam and to the Kadishi River.

Blue Guinea Fowl leading our way
Flower of the Day
Blyderivierpoort Dam
Kadishi River
3 Rondavels from the lookout at our resort

After leaving the resort, we visited the 3 Rondavels lookout point. At all the places along the canyon they charge you a fee, luckily we always got the pensioner price 🙂

Looking into the canyon
Potholes – this time not on the road

The next stop was at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, at the confluence of the Treur with the Blyde River, where the forces of the water had formed huge potholes over millions of years. On African roads, potholes appear much quicker though.

Couldn’t pass this frame without posing
God’s View

We also stopped at God’s View and finally reached Graskop, where we stayed at the Panorama Camp with a pool overlooking the view into the Lowveld.

Tomorrow, we want to explore the lush green forests below us – more next!

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