Activities,  South Africa

3 must-see Blyde River Canyon sites in South Africa

This itinerary goes around the most beautiful geological sites that nature has offered us in the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. You will need the day to enjoy each stop without rushing. From the town of Graskop, the must-sees of Blyde River Canyon are in order:

God's Window site at Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

God's Window is one of the best sites of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

The circuit begins with God's Window, a magnificent view of the green canyon. 

The Bourke's Luck Potholes site at the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes is one of the best sites of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

Then continue your day trip to Bourke's Luck Potholes and these awesome giant pots. 

The Three Rondavels site at Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

The Three Rondavels is one of the best sites of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

Finally, the highlight of the show is the point of view The Three Rondavels. It is best to arrive at the end of the afternoon because the sunset gives the place a magical aura. Be careful not to arrive after the closure of Blyde River National Park…

Stay in the best B&B near Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

Accommodation at the B&B Zur alten Mine near the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa

Once your next Facebook profile picture is taken with the Blyde River Canyon in the background, it's time to head back to your hotel! We advise you to book a chalet at Zur alten mine. This B&B was perfect to relax in the middle of nature. The chalets are very good value for money and we were quiet, just a few minutes from the town of Graskop by car.

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However, you will find other alternatives in our article on the best accommodation in the surroundings of Graskop.

Our tips for a successful trip:

  • Book your flight in advance to take advantage of the best prices

Airline ticket prices are cheaper when booked 6 to 3 months in advance. To be sure of getting the best price, we recommend using a flight comparator such as Skyscanner.

  • Book your accommodation before departure to have access to the best offers

You will always find a room at the last minute, but the best located accommodations are necessarily those that are always full. That's why it's best to book your accommodations as soon as possible. We recommend going through Agoda which offers the best prices. In addition, this site allows you to be easily reimbursed in the event of cancellation.

  • Skip the line to visit the most popular attractions

By booking your excursions in advance on Civitatis, you do not queue on site to get your tickets. Less time waiting = more time enjoying your vacation! Plus, their guided tours ensure you have a knowledgeable guide who speaks your language.

  • Use a comparator to find a rental car at the lowest price

Save yourself hours of research with This comparator is the best way to find rental cars at the lowest prices.

  • Don't leave without travel insurance

For us, it is unimaginable to leave without travel insurance. We recommend the one proposed by AXIS. This is the best guaranteed way to leave with peace of mind. However, consider taking out additional specialized insurance for activities not covered (such as skiing or scuba diving).

  • Want more information about your destination?

Do not hesitate to complete the information present on this blog with a travel Guide. You can take it in your luggage and refer to it throughout your vacation.

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Itinéterre is a travel blog written by a team of expatriates and locals. They share their experiences so that you can enjoy the best tours in their countries. Their advice will help you plan your vacation easily as if a local is accompanying you!