Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon, recently renamed the Motlatse, is the third deepest canyon in the world. It ranks as one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. This great Escarpment is the kind of place where brochures and guide books run out of original adjectives to describe the fresh mountain scenery and magnificent panoramic views over cliffs rising 600m-800m from the river bed and the entire canyon extends over twenty kilometres in length. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge. On the way we can visit Bourke's Luck Potholes - very impressive rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion. The bizarre swirl holes developed when the once rapid river carried masses of sand and debris. Not forgetting a visit to Pilgrim's Rest and Harry's Pancakes for lunch.