Blyde River Canyon and Cruise Day Tour
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 on your Canyon Cruise and Pano Highlights Tour:
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.
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
Mineral water, Light lunch, services of fully qualified and registered Tour Guide, round trip transport (terms & conditions apply). Tour conducted in luxury air-conditioned vehicle and let by qualified and professional Tourist Guide.
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)
This Tour involves some light walking and exposure to the elements. Hats, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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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Valid 1 June-31 Aug 2020. Day Tour group offers aimed specifically at Mpumalanga locals to catch up with family and friends they might not have seen for a while and reconnect with nature as soon as current COVID-19 travel restrictions are relaxed to allow intraprovincial travel within Mpumalanga and the Kruger Park re-opens for visitors.
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