|South Africa's most incredible scenery.
The Blyde River Canyon in the worlds Third largest Canyon and the largest “moist” Canyon in the world. It is also one of the most visited sites in South Africa and a “must see” destination with sites like the Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and several striking and scenic waterfalls. This, believe it or not is but a very small part of what the Canyon offers.
|View from Littlebush Private Lodge. The Canyon slopes can be seen in the background.
|The area offers unique images for Landscape Photographers.
Hiking trails snake into the belly of the forests where you stand a chance of catching a glimpse of the rare and endangered Samango monkeys or the secretive Red Duiker antelope. Interestingly we have seen Caracal on a few occasions. Birdlife is equally absorbing with the likes of Crowned Eagle, Narina Trogon, Black-fronted bushshrike, Knysna and Purple-crested Turaco’s, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher and host of other birds make their home. Forest birding is of course challenging with birds more often heard than seen but the reward is great when eventually catching up with them.
|Klipspringer Pair in the high altitude mountains.
In the higher lying Fynbos regions Klipspringer are often seen while Guerney’s Grassbird as well as Malachite, Amethyst and Greater Double-collared sunbirds feed on the Aloes and Proteas.
We venture right into the belly of the Canyon to the banks of the fast flowing Blyde river. Swing from a ropeswing into the river or explore the depths of a limestone cave.
All our activities are hosted on a fully exclusive base. You have a private vehicle and guide throughout your stay. We do of course recommend the timing and duration of all activities but it can be tailored exactly to your requirements and pace. We are strategically situated within 30 minutes of the Eastgate airport and combine the Blyde adventures easily with any of the private lodges in the Timbavati, Klaserie, Sabie Sands or Kruger National Park.
And should your safari include Cape Town or Victoria Falls we are only 2.5 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, which has daily connecting flights to both Cape Town, and Livingstone in Zambia.