in the Area
Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural
feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and
forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.
It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) in length and is, on
average, around 750 metres (2,461 ft) deep.
The Blyderivierpoort Dam, when full, is at an
altitude of 665 metres (2,182 ft). The Canyon consists
mostly of red sandstone. The highest point of the
canyon, Mariepskop, is 1,944 metres (6,378 ft) above sea
level, whilst its lowest point where the river leaves
the canyon is slightly less than 561 metres (1,841 ft)
above sea level. This means that by some measure the
Canyon is 1,383 metres (4,537 ft) deep.
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Enjoy an exciting and informative trip to an African
Wildlife Rehabilitation centre. Nestled in a picturesque
setting at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment,
Moholoholo has become a haven for the rehabilitation and
care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.
Highlights include the close up views of lion, leopard,
servals, caracals, honey badger, eagles and vultures.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
This guided tour focuses on the conservation of rare,
vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation
is one of their core disciplines and you will get the
opportunity to view these magnificent animals including
the rare King cheetah.
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight over
the Lowveld bush areas adjoining the Kruger National
Park. This is a safe, enjoyable and informative
adventure that will be one of the highlights of your
visit to Big Game Country. While there is no guarantee
that the participants will see wildlife from the air,
plains game such as giraffe and wildebeest are often
seen. The views of the Drakensberg mountains are
The flight begins at dawn and lasts around one hour.
Trips are available daily but are weather dependent and
can be cancelled at short notice.
Elephant Interaction & Rides
An unforgettable interaction
with elephants offering the opportunity to touch the
elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty
treats, as well as unforgettable elephant-back rides.