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Jan 22, 2015 - Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

The Blyde River Canyon has been an area of South Africa that I have wanted to visit for some time. I was certain to make a point of visiting the area, and organize a hike, while we were planning our trip to Mpumalanga. The Blyde River Canyon area is a definite must for all those visiting the area. The flora and fauna are impeccable, with rare species such as the Sekukhune Flat Lizard which are only found in a small geographic area of South Africa, which includes the Blyde River Canyon. If you have the time and resources, plan for a few days...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Blyde River Canyon & Borkes Blowholes

Unsre erste Station nach dem familiaeren Komfort in Pretoria war Graskop. 1 ueberschaubares Nest und ein idealer Ausgangspunkt fuer den Blyde River Canyon. Als Tagestour besuchten wir verschiedene Aussichtspunkte, von welchen sich der Canyon bestaunen liess.Nachmittags gings zu den Bourke Blow Holes, einer weiteren geologisch gesehen sehr alten Felsformation mit Felsenpools und schroff geformten, schoen gefaerbten Canyons. Als Abschluss dieser Naturschoenheiten boten sich 2 Wasserfaelle an, die Berlin u. Lisbon Falls. Bei zweiteren...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Just A Long Drive Through South Africa

Today wasn't really much of anything but driving. We had a chance to stop at a mall this morning which was nice because I ran out of memory for my camera and I desperately needed to pick up warm clothes!! We're driving to Musina today. It's a town about an hour away from the Zimbabwe border that we'll be crossing over into tomorrow. We drove through really nice scenery today. We saw Baobab trees today! These are trees that look like theyre growing upside down, they were cool to see. The place we set up camp tonight was an actual campsite -...

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Jul 17, 2009 - ..I Thought We Were In Africa?

Im lying in the tent wearing leggings, sweatpants, two pairs of socks, slippers, a tank top, long sleeve, sweater, jacket, sweater on top, hat, gloves and a fake pair of UGGS. I have 3 hoods, and an extra blanket stuffed into my sleeping bag. Tonight is supposed to freeze over ..I thought we were in Africa? Today was absolutely unreal - we went to check out the Blyde River Canyon. I don't know if I've ever seen something so cool in my life! It's massive cliffs, huge gorges, wicked rock formations, waterfalls and cool holes in the ground...

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Mar 20, 2008 - The beginning of the trip

Today was officially day one of our trip, and we had NO idea of what to really expect. We were picked up from our hostel by our guide, Pastor, and got to meet two of the four people we'd be traveling with- a Polish businessman and a retired Australian guy who builds windfarms around the world now. We then picked up two Japanese boys who were about our age, and then we were off. I slept most of the morning in the car, but did get to see some of the countryside. I commented to Tomi that people from home would be so disappointed with the...

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Oct 9, 2007 - South Africa - Blyde River Canyon

As we jumped back in our tiny Chico we headed for the Paul Kruger gate of the Kruger National Park. We had decided to take a drive through the park and as we approached the gate a black man came up to us and said that he could help us avoid the huge fees at the gate if we gave him a 'gift'. Filling out the entry form claiming to be two South Africans we managed to save over R100 - handing over R50 to him as his 'gift' - he was a happy chappy and so were we! You gotta love Africa! Africa corrupt? - No - enterprising? - Yes! Taking a slow...

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