Lydenburg to Shindzela (Timbevati Game Reserve)

We passed through breathtakingly beautiful countryside  as we drove to and through Blyde River Canyon. Good roads made the drive even more enjoyable.

Blyde – meaning “happy” in Dutch – was named when some 1800’s trekkers returned safely  to the rest of their party who had considered them dead.

Blyde River Canyon is one of the greenest (due to lush sub-tropical vegetation) and has some of the deepest cliffs of any other canyon. It is 25 km. long and on average 2,500 feet deep and is part of the Panorama route, which certainly lives up to its name!

 

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