South Africa: Blyde River Canyon

The morning and early evening we still spent in the Kruger National Park, in order to enjoy the time with some nice animal encounters. As every part of the Kruger Park is different, we noticed that the north part of park is much more open and it is possible to see big herds of animals left and right from the street. From the Kruger National Park we drove to Blyde River Canyon, where we spent our last days in South Africa.

We stayed in the remote Blyde River Wilderness Lodge, where the name of program. As there are animals directly on the estate. This was one of the most special places we ever been. In case you are planing to stay in the estate be care full of the coordinates, as usually nearly all stays in the area have the name Blyde River something.

The Wilderness Lodge is nearly in the middle of nowhere at the end of a dirt road. It is only possible to enter the area with a pre-booked reservation. Even after entering the main gate, we drove 10 more minutes to the actual lodge. On the drive we saw already free running zebras and giraffes.

On our one full day we drove to the Three Rondavels and God’s Window. Compared to other places in South Africa, this area is particularly touristic. At every place entry fee needs to be paid and due to easy access big tourist buses can be found.

Nether the less the view on the Three Rondavels is amazing. It is a short hike from the car park to the viewpoint. The viewpoint gives an amazing view into the canyon and on the Rondavels that stand majestic in the center of it. Compared to that was the God’s Window a bit disappointing. As the place was packed and the view was not as good as the one we got on the Three Rondavel’s.

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