Blyde River Canyon
Afrikaans name: Blyderivierspoort
The Blyde River Canyon is one of South Africa's top tourist attractions attracting over 1 millions visitors per year.
The canyon is the second biggest in Africa with the Fish River Canyon taking top spot. It is also one of the biggest in the world.
The Blyde River Canyon is 26 km long and the deepest point is 800 metres.
The name is under some debate as the name of the Blyde River which flows through it has been renamed to the Motlatse River.
There is a wide variety of mammal, bird and plant life to be found in the canyon as it offers many different habitats.
Above - Three Rondavels
Above - Curio market near the view site
References and further readingThe Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 126
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 160
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 61
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southe - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Published: 1991 - Page: 60
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 248
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 86
Getaway - Vol 27 No 09 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 77
Getaway - Vol 28 No 08 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 10
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 137
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 320
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 682 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 25