About Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is a vast extension of land that perpetuates nature's mission on Earth. Continuity of untouched exquisiteness, never to be contaminated. A feeling of never-ending space and horizons will take over your senses and, soon, you will realize how immense your power is; in touch with Nature at its excellence, and in synchrony with all that surrounds you, you will connect with the inner voice of your deepest dreams.

This majestic Giant of Nature is situated in the Drakensberg Escarpment touching several different areas of the region and gifting its visitors with the most pristine and earthy secrets. You are immersed in Nature: the contact is so strong that you will realize your soul has made its return to a familiar place.

Must See

  • Blyde River Canyon 
  • Pinnacle Rock 
  • Panorama Route
  • Lisbon Falls & Berlin Falls 

How to reach

The fastest way to get to the canyon is by air. Take a flight to Johannesburg International Airport, and from there take a connecting flight to Nelspruit. Upon reaching to Nelspruit, enjoy the onward journey via road. You can rent a car, taking the self-drive route or hire a taxi. You can also opt for the Baz Bus Tour which takes you to the reserve via the tarred road, the Panorama Route. The route is one of the country’s most beautiful and scenic routes that let you explore the Mpumalanga highlands. Enjoy the incredible view of grasslands, rugged mountains, and breathtaking natural beauty.


  • Hike across the wondrous plains and mountains and take in the mesmerizing views.  
  • It is advisable to avoid the July holidays as things tend to get a little busy during that time. 
  • Considering the weather, the best time to visit the nature reserve is from March to Mid-June and from August to November. During this time the place has an average temperature and humidity making it ideal for visitors to thoroughly enjoy their vacation.
  • Try to reach early mornings to avoid heavy crowds
  • Carry water and some food with you 
  • Carry sunscreen and umbrella
  • Wear comfortable footwear. 
  • Carry a camera to capture mesmerizing scenic beauty.

Visit Time

Sunday:      7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:      7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:     7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:     7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:          7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:      7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

30 minutes.


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

48 hours


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Clear Sky 22.88°C


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