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Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,

Blyde River Canyon Resort

Blyde Canyon Resort has commanding views of the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world.This three and four star Resort is located a mere 160 kilometers from Nelspruit and 50 kilometers from Graskop. It is the ideal base for hiking trails and scenic trips by car to well-known Mpumalanga locations, including Pilgrim’s Rest.


Accommodation comprises of a guest house overlooking the gorge, 2 to 5-sleeper rustic stone chalets, 30 caravan & camping stands. Guests overlook the magnificent Three Rondavels whilst enjoying breakfast or a sundowner on the Restaurant’s deck or enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in front of a fireplace on a cold winter's evening in the Kadisi Restaurant.


Conference programmes should allow for sight-seeing of the Mac Mac Waterfalls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ panoramic views from God’s Window as well as a wide range of teambuilding and relaxation activities. Be sure to make a day trip out onto the Panorama Route and enjoy the natural splendour that Blyde Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world, has to offer.


Things to do

On-site activities and facilities include the following:

Hiking Trails
Volley Ball
Swimming Pool (Cold)

Mini-golf (Putt-Putt)
Trampolines
Horse Rides

Tennis Courts (Floodlit)
Badminton

Hiking Trails

Blyde Canyon, A FOREVER RESORT offers some of the most spectacular hiking trails in Mpumalanga. For your own safety it is essential that you complete the trail register at reception to ensure that the Resort staff can be aware of movements on the trails. Please fill out the register before you leave and notify reception once you have returned back from your hike. It is also essential that you take along sufficient liquids to drink, as some sections of the trails could be quite tiring. Please take care to only leave your footprints behind as you are walking in a pristine Nature Reserve.

Kadisi - Tufa Trail

This trail takes around 1 hour to complete and is fairly easy.
It runs along the Kadisi River, which is a tributary of the Blyde River. It incorporates a lovely Tufa waterfall which is a rare phenomenon involving the building up of rock behind the waterfall as opposed to the eroding away of the rock. As a result of the high calcium content of the water and the resultant calcium carbonate precipitation.

Leopard Trail

This trail takes 4 hours to complete and requires a reasonable level of fitness. It offers spectacular views of the Blyde River, Blyde Dam, Three Rondavels, Mariepskop and the other features of the Blyde Canyon.  A variety of biomes with their specific vegetation types are encountered on this trail. Although leopards are seldom actually encountered on the trail due to their shy and nocturnal habits, their spoor is often seen.

Guinea - Fowl Trail

This trail takes 3 hours to complete and requires a reasonable level of fitness. This scenically diverse trail offers lovely views of the Canyon’s features before descending into the lush vegetation of the Kadisi River Valley. A lovely swimming spot and a small Tufa waterfall are encountered at the point where the Trail crosses the Kadisi River.

Lourie Trail

This trail takes 2½ hours to complete. Agility as well as fitness is required for this trail. At the moment this trail is not open to the public and may only be done as a guided hike. Lush riparian vegetation and water features dominate this beautiful trail.

5 Hour Link Route

By linking the Leopard, Guinea-fowls and Kadisi-Tufa trails, an invigorating
5-hour hike is achieved. This trail is only recommended for fit people specifically interested in hiking.

Horse Trails

Horse trails depart from the stables daily.  A fun filled family activity for young and old alike. No previous horse-riding experience is required, as an experienced member of our stable Staff will accompany you.

Horse trails depart from the stables daily. A fun filled family activity for young and old alike. No previous horse-riding experience is required, as an experienced member of our stable Staff will accompany you.

Please inform the guide regarding the degree of your experience so that the appropriate horse can be selected for you.

The trail initially takes you through grasslands surrounded by undulating hills.
Here an abundance of wild flower and beautiful butterflies can be seen in spring and summer.

As you progress, you pass through a thicket of Silver-leaf trees. These lovely trees are known as an indicator species as they indicate the presence of a seep line. Here a variety of bird and insect life may be found.

The trail follows the crest of a hill with awe-inspiring views of the Blyde Canyon. Here you are likely to see Chamca Baboons (Papio ursinus) playfully scampering around whilst on their quest for food.

You may wish to spend some time at the viewing point soaking up the peace and tranquillity of the scene; you are therefore welcome to take along a snack and something to drink.

The trail takes approximately 1½-hour to complete, depending on how long you stay at the viewing point. Please be at the stables 15 minutes before the trail is due to commence.

Please note: Reservations must be made in advance at our reception.

Activities in close vicinity includes the following:

Blyde River Canyon
Bourke’s Luck pot holes
Eco Caves
The Pinnacle
God’s Window
Variety of beautiful waterfalls like the Bridal Falls and Mac-Mac Falls.
Kruger National Park (Paul Kruger Gate +/- 146km).
Pilgrim's Rest

Helicopter Excursions

A fantastic flight that allows you to fly with the birds and offers an eagle’s eye view of the nature’s gift to Mpumalanga: deep and secretive gorges, luscious valleys with indigenous greenery, rushing rivers and cascading waterfalls. Take a look through God’s Window, the spectacular getaway to the fascinating rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon and hovering passed such phenomenal natural sights as the Three Rondavels (huts) and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Gaze in awe at the beautiful landscape. Kindly contact reception for further information.

Safari Options

The Kruger National Park, proclaimed in 1926, is not Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, but it is probably the best known.   There are numerous eco-zones, which allow for a tremendous bio-diversity of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and fish species. This wildlife area, almost 350 kilometres from North to South and averaging 60 kilometres form East to West, comprises of over 20 000 square kilometres of unfenced natural bush where you can experience the thrill of Africa’s big 5 during a game drive. Our well informed staff would be happy to arrange full day trips or guided tours on your request.

Further Excursions

Escarpment Panorama Tour
The Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa’s largest mountain range, were formed by a massive volcanic eruption.  In the Mpumalanga Province these mountains divide the cool Highveld in the West and the low coastal plains to the East, Creating an array of scenic beauty, with its landscapes of mountains, waterfalls, forests and scenic lookout points. Or explore the many enchanting sights and sounds that Mpumalanga has to offer such as the historic gold digger’s town of Pilgrim’s Rest; the spectacular vista of God’s Window, or the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon and the stone formations of the impressive Three Rondavels (huts) At the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers is Bourke’s Luck Potholes, where water over the centuries has carved huge potholes into the native rocks. Or experience the splendour of numerous natural waterfalls where you may choose to stop and relax.

Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,
Blyde Canyon Resort,