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Blyde boat trip and Quad bike trail

Combo of 1 Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise (BCAC) and 1 hour Quad bike trail Franklynpark

Hoedspruit

Blyde dam boat trips open and compliant to Covid regulations

Activity Description

Enjoy the splendour of the third largest Canyon in the world. Unquestionably being the largest ‘green canyon’ due to its lush Subtropical foliage. An interpretation tour by a tour guide will take you to the you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

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.

Arrangements

Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenOpen Monday to Sundays Closed on Christmas day
WhereBlyde River Dam jetty, 7km from Swadini, Forever Resort Use Forever Resorts Swadini to get the GPS Co-ordinates Entrance to the boat are from the R531 or the R527 Please take note that we are 140km from Graskop, 40km from Hoedspruit 120km from Hazyview
WeatherDepending on weather conditions
What to WearComfortable clothes, during winter time bring warm cloths
Things to BringCamera, bring something to drink and to eat. Please take note ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED on the boat
Guests or SpectatorsNo Spectators allowed

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsNone
Exclusions

Mpumulanga Tourism and Park Board (MTPA) enterance fee not included in the boat tariff
Cash payable at the pay point (bridge) of MTPA – no card facilities

Notes

Tariff structure: 2 – 12 years count as children above 12 years pay .adult price
Boat can be hired for private functions please contact our office.
As we don’t serve drinks or snacks on the boat, you are welcome to bring with.
Please take note that no alcohol is allowed on the boat

Customer Reviews

Beautiful boat cruise, worth your money and time..... value for money.... our tour guide was the best... - Nompumelelo Mbatha


IT WAS AMAZING, MOST BREATH TAKING EXPERIENCE THAT WE WILL DEFINETLY COME BACK FOR AGAIN. EVEN OUR TOUR GUIDE WITH HIS CAPTAIN DID A SPENDID JOB :). - Kgolane moela


This cruise was sooooo much fun. The canyon is beautiful from that angle. The water was clear. The guide was knowledgeable. It was not expensive and I recommend that all South Africans put it on their list of things to do in this beautiful country - and tell your overseas visitors as well! - Ruth Miles


Thank you for your excellent activity. We really enjoyed the cruise and the beautiful scenery. Guide was excellent. Definitely can recommend this activity. - Juanita Kruger


Amazing experience. Must recommended Thanks - Archana Mehra


Activity Description

On arrival, you will be introduced to your quad guide who will give you a briefing on how to operate the quad bike.
The Quad bike trail will take you through riverine forest and bushveld surroundings. Flat areas with some hills taking you up and down.
Quad bike trail is done at Franklyn park at the foothills from Mariepskop Mountain. Small antelope can be spotted

Arrangements

Duration1 hour
WhenClosed on Sundays and Mondays Closed on 25-26 December and 1 January
WhereQuad bike trail is done at Franklyn Park. Franklyn Park is on the R 531 Lydenburg / Orpen Road. Between Kampersrus and Klaserie 1 Stop. From the main road turn onto the gravel road , big white walls with the name Franklyn Park on. Turn right into the 1st black gate with White walls.
WeatherQuads not going out when it is rainy and during a thunderstorm
What to WearClosed shoes are the best. We supply you with a helmet, so it is not possible to wear a hat or your hair in a high bun. In winter it gets a bit chilli, so a wind breaker is a good idea.
Things to BringCamera and comfortable clothes
Guests or SpectatorsChildren up to 15 years can go with as passengers with a rider, not exceeding the limit of 120 kg

Requirements

Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.5 m
Maximum Height2.5 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions1 Water during the trip and a cold drink after the trip
ExclusionsItems of personal nature

Notes

Arriving at IFranklyn parl you will be introduced to your quad guide. The guide will then give you a briefing on how to operate the quad bike. There-after you will get the opportunity to train on a flat track before you depart for your out ride. Even if you have never been on a quad bike, you will be able to get the hang of it quickly.

Big groups will be split into smaller groups of 5 quads per group, each with their own guide and the guide drive according to the capabillity of the group.
If the group is is been split the other part of the group have to wait while the other is busy on the track

Minimum age to drive the quad: 16 years

Children can join the trip as passenger @ R120pp.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience. Was a bit dusty after but it was all worth it - Frans Makhura


Fantastic experience. The guide was friendly. The 1 hour session is short though. - Mzwandile Masondo


The instructor was very friendly and welcoming ,we had a great ride... - Kholiwe Dlamini


Exiting experience. Well organised and absolutely enjoyable. Keep it up ! - Herbert Peter


It is was a very great ride . I enjoyed so much. It was my first time , however the bike is so simple and easy to drive. The tour guides were very nice and professional and they take their time in showing us around. I Would definitely recommend it 100/100 - Gem in the Bush- Ronewa



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