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Three Rondawels - Blyde River Canyon (photo copyright

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.

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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 breathtaking.

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.

Hot Air Ballooning  (Photo copyright

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.

Elephant Back Safaris (Photo copyright

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