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Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise (BCAC)


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.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
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


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

ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


Tariff structure: 2 – 8 years counts under children above 8 years pays 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

Good morning It was a good thing for boat cruise. It cut the cost of driving around Mpumalanga watching the nature. - Group: Leka Morudu

An interesting and enjoyable outing. Both the guide and boat skipper were very professional in their work. The boat cruise is well worth doing. - Amatungulu Tours

Beautiful scenery. Knowledgeable and fun guide. - Ntombi Ngwenya

very nice trip, we were really lucky with the weather. We enjoyed a lot. The scipper was very well entertaining and explaining every thing. well done! - Guzzi Zahm

A very nice and well organised boattrip. We would definitly recommend it! - Hendrik Kley

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