Friday, 2 January 2015

Blyde River Canyon - Amazing

John and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary on 17 December.  Consistent with our desires, we sought to discover a new place on our bucket list.  We set off for Mpumalanga a little after midday en route to Hazyview where we would stay in order to explore the wonders of 'Paradise Country'.  It was a pleasant drive down and we got there in just under four hours. On our list of places to visit were Kruger Park, God's Window and Blyde River Canyon and happily we were able to visit all albeit three attempts at God's Window.

God's Window
The awesome view is located on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga.  Just one look down and you can understand why it is called God's Window.  It took us three attempts to behold the awesomeness of the attraction as the weather was poor.

Finally we are able to see!

Kruger Park

We did a self drive on our first visit and spent almost an entire day in the Park.  Awesome game.  We then did a night drive which was an amazing experience if you can put up with the bugs, moths and night flies (malaria tabs please).

Male Kudu

Blyde River Canyon
Blyde River Canyon is an impressive 26 km long and 800 m deep in some areas canyon.  It is the third largest in the world (after the Grand Canyon in US and Fish River canyon in Namibia; although it is hard to really measure canyons).


Me taking a snap timidly

John and I

John with our local guide Nkosi

Berlin Falls