Blyde River Canyon
Forming the northern part of the Drakensberg, The Blyde River Canyon is certainly a place to be remembered. Offering spectacular views of the surrounding area, it is recommended on nearly every site you visit when searching for things to do in the local area.
A Return Visit
For us the visit was not our first, we had been fortunate enough to experience it several times. However we continue to find ourselves returning to witness the same thing each time round.
The view doesn’t change but it quite frankly does not need to. You receive a view over the whole canyon and also get to experience the forever famous Three Rondavels.
To enter the view point you pay a small fee of R10 per passenger, which allows you a short drive to the peak where you can overlook the whole canyon.
At that price you won’t find anything cheaper.
The drive to Blyde River Canyon viewpoint is part of what they call the Panorama Route, which alone describes the type of view you will receive once you reach your destination.
Once parked up you exit your vehicle and can choose which path to take.
Each leading to the final destination of the edge of the canyon.
From here you can spin in 180 degrees to see the canyon from a variety of angles.
Ill leave the images to do the talking.
Getting to the view point is just part of the fun, the drive takes you up winding mountain roads with views to die for.
Sadly there is no where to stop on the side of the road, but once you get to the Blyde River Canyon Viewpoint, you will be glad you didn’t.
It certainly takes a lot to keep me quiet but with a view like that you find yourselves silent just contemplating life and how luck we all are.
The same happens to all tourists that appear. They get out of their buses or cars chatting away, and as soon as they see that endless view… Silence Occurs!
The area is ridden with tourists, explaining just how popular the place is.
People come from far and wide to experience this fascinating view first hand.
As I had explained earlier, this was not our first experience here. We are fortunate enough to have visited a few times now and continue to find ourselves returning.
This time round however we were not dragging a camera bag full of equipment.
We left it fully down to our Drone to capture the footage in 4k. So expect a video on this very soon.
Next stop for us is Bourke’s Luck. Another amazing adventure in itself.
Something we have done for many years and cannot even begin to explain how fascinating the place is.
A Blog post will be coming soon!
Till Our Return
So there you have it, one of my favourite spots in Mpumalanga as the views are spectacular, the weather is often boiling and a peaceful retreat when wanting to just sit and contemplate.