Blyde River Canyon and Cruise Day Tour

Blyde River Canyon Cruise and Panorama Highlights Day Tour:  Guided Full Day Tour in luxury air-conditioned vehicle

From ONLY ZAR1705pp - Rates valid 01 November 2019-31 October 2020
 

Canyon and Cruise Day Tour Highlights

  • Savor the splendor of the region during a 1.5 Hour Blyde River Canyon Cruise
  • You won't believe the vistas from the Three Rondavels Viewpoint
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the Lowveld 900meters down below from God’s Window Lookout
  • Visit the Lisbon Waterfall which at 92m in height is the highest of numerous in the region
  • A Light lunch is included in the Tour price (drinks for own account)

Canyon and Cruise Day Tour Overview

The Blyde River canyon supports large diversity of life, including numerous fish and antelope species as well as Hippos and Crocodiles, primate species and a diversity of birdlife such as the African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot and much more.  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.

The Canyon is famous for the Kadishi Tufa waterfall.  At 200m (around 660 feet) in height it is the second tallest Tufa waterfall on earth. In the case of the Kadishi Tufa fall, the formation that has been produced strikingly resembles a face which is crying profusely, and is thus sometimes known as the weeping face of nature.

Gods Window Lookout is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa's main wildlife destinations. God's Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!

Lisbon Falls is 92 meters, or 308 feet, high, which makes it the highest in the province and it is also one of the most dramatic and scenic waterfalls in the Mpumalanga region.  The Waterfall is named for the capital city of Portugal.

What to expect

This Blyde River Canyon Cruise and Panorama Highlights Day Tour departs from your Hotel, Lodge, Guest House or Bed and Breakfast establishment at around 08h30 and then heads toward the boat departure point in time for the 11h00 cruise.  During the 1.5 hour tour you can savor the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon. 

Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you'll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the third biggest canyon in the world.

After this stunning tour we head off to do a panoramic tour of the highlights of Mpumalanga, giving you a good oversight of the area, and undoubtedly enticing you back for more on your next visit. We’ll visit the Three Rondavels viewpoint, as well as the spectacular 92m Lisbon Waterfall and God’s Window Lookout.

Tour ends back at your Hotel, Lodge, Guest House or Bed and Breakfast establishment late afternoon.  A light lunch (drinks own account) is included in the Tour price.

Important Information

Departure point:  Hazyview (guests staying further afield are encouraged to contact us to discuss the possibility and additional costs if applicable of arranging return transport from their establishments)

Return details:  Hazyview (guests staying further afield are encouraged to contact us to discuss the possibility and additional costs if applicable of arranging return transport from their establishments)

Departure time:  08h30

Duration:  8+ Hours

Canyon and Cruise Day Tour inclusions  

Mineral water, Light lunch, services of fully qualified and registered Tour Guide, round trip transport (terms & conditions apply)

Canyon and Cruise Day Tour exclusions  

All meals and refreshments not specified, optional extras, expenses of personal nature, tips and gratuities (it is customary in South Africa to tip your guide/waiter, a general rule of thumb is to tip 10% of your excursion/meal price per person if you were satisfied with the services received)

Notes 

This Tour involves some light walking and exposure to the elements.  Hats, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes recommended. 

Additional information

  • Our DAY TOURS are conducted in luxury air-conditioned vehicles using reputable third party operators with all required permutations and insurances in place
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Min 2, Max 12 participants per vehicle
  • Families travelling with children under the age of 8 years old will need to book a private vehicle and guide for the day, please contact us for rates and availability.  No children under the age of 8 allowed on Shared Tours.
  • A 25% non refundable deposit required to secure a booking, the balance is payable no later than 14 days prior to arrival, bookings made less than 14 days before departure will be required to pay full amount at time of booking
  • Tour reconfirmation required the day before the Tour, please refer to voucher for further details

Cancellation policy

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.  Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill;  14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill;  0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.

 

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