The Blyde River Canyon is a 26km long Canyon located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is one of the larger canyons on Earth but much smaller than those of Asia, the Grand Canyon, and the Fish River Canyon.
Majestic mountains, cliffs, and fascinating flora and fauna are the hallmarks of Mpumalanga’s vast Blyde River Gorge. Other highlights include the reserve’s many waterfalls. One of the most famous is Kadishi Tufa Falls, the second tallest tufa waterfall in the world and home to a “natural face”, created by sheets of water falling on rock formations resembling a human face.
In addition, this is also a gorge with some of the deepest cliffs in the world. The Blyde River Canyon ranks second in Africa in terms of magnitude, second only to the Fish River Canyon. It is also known as one of the great natural wonders in Africa, with an average depth of 762 meters and the deepest point can reach 1,372 meters.
The canyon creates a protective environment that has allowed native animals to thrive, aided by the incredible range of different habitats found at different elevations along the length. of the canyon. Lush vegetation and an abundant water supply help attract a large number of antelope species, including klipspringer, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, and kudu.
The Blyderivierpoort Dam is home to hippos and crocodiles, while all five species of South African primates can be seen in the Blyde River Nature Reserve.
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