Blyde Canyon Hiking Trail
Our motto: Hike more, worry less…
Blyde Canyon Hiking Trail has beautiful panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. This three and four-star Resort is located a mere 160 kilometres from Nelspruit (Mbombela) and 50 kilometres from Graskop. Blyde Canyon Hiking Trail is a premier choice for blissful Getaways, Conferences and Weddings. It is also the ideal destination for Hiking Trails and Scenic Trips by car, to well-known Mpumalanga locations such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window.
The trails are interlinked and you can combine trails to lengthen your hiking per day
Kadishi-Tufa Trail: 2km
This trail takes about an hour and a half to complete and is easy. It runs along the Kadishi River, which is a tributary of the Blyde River. It incorporates a lovely Tufa waterfall which is a rare phenomenon involving the building up of the rock behind the waterfall because of calcium carbonate precipitation.
Guinea-Fowl Trail: 4km
The trail takes just over 3 hours to complete and requires a reasonable level of fitness. This scenically diverse trail offers beautiful views of the canyon’s features before descending into the lush vegetation of the Kadishi River valley. A lovely swimming spot and a small Tufa waterfall are encountered at the point where the trail crosses the Kadishi River.
Lourie Trail: 3km
This trail takes about 2 and a half hours to complete and requires fitness as well as agility – trail may be slippery after rain! The river is crossed several times so be prepared to get your feet wet! Walking through the indigenous riparian forest makes one feel as though you have stepped into another world.
Leopard Trail: 5km
The trail takes around 4 hours to complete and requires you to be fit. It offers spectacular views of the northern section of the Blyde River Canyon, Blyde Dam, Three Rondavels, Mariepskop and other features of the Canyon. A variety of biomes with their specific vegetation types are encountered on this trail. Although leopards are seldom actually encountered due to their shy and nocturnal habits, their spoor is often seen.
Modern Bathroom facilities consisting of baths and showers. The spacious Kitchen and Dining Room area offers two 4-plate stoves with ovens and two standard fridges as well as tables and chairs. The Resort provides linen but unfortunately no towels. The overnight accommodation can accommodate big groups and is specially geared for school groups. Separate rooms are provided for teachers.
- Key deposit required
- 2 Dormitories: 32 Single beds per dormitory
- 2 Stoves
- 2 Fridges
- 1 Microwave
- 1 Urn
- Table & Chairs
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Braai area (please supply own charcoal or wood)
- Hot showers
- Flush toilets
Price available on Request
All information adapted with permission of owner