#8 BLYDE RIVER CANYON| 25 Most Instagrammable Places in South Africa | Meet South Africa
Fifteen local and international Instagrammers visited attractions and spots in all nine South African provinces to photograph the best 25 Instagrammable locations in celebration of 25 years of democracy.
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa forms part of the Greater Drakensberg escarpment and features on the scenic Panorama Route.
Incorporating the third largest canyon in the world and impressive lush scenery, Blyde River Canyon Reserve offers visitors a breathtaking experience. This Nature Reserve is near the world-famous Kruger National Park and covers 29 000 hectares stretching from the misty highlands down to the hotter and drier Lowveld at the Blyde Dam.
Accommodation is ample and includes private lodges and guesthouses. The activities are endless and great for the whole family – hiking, horse riding, white water rafting, kloofing, hot-air ballooning, fly-fishing, biking, tours and boat trips on the Blyde Dam – you’ll find it all here.
You’ll find more than 1000 species of flora in the reserve, including several species of endangered cycads, and in spring, carpets of wildflowers. Try to visit at least one of the nearby several beautiful waterfalls. Bird and animal life is abundant. Spot Verreaux’s eagle, the rare bald ibis, which nests on the cliff ledges, and all five species of South African primates including vervet and samango monkeys, chacma baboons and both species of bushbaby.
Let us plan your trip to this magnificent part of South Africa today!