Blyde Canyon Safaris

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Blyde Canyon Safaris offer scenic boat trips and cruises on the Blyde Dam in the Blyde River Canyon, Hoedspruit. Blyde River Canyon is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations because of its magnificent views and lush subtropical foliage – A must see destination.

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Daily trips at 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Private Boat Cruise

Guided Tour on our comfortable 20 seater pontoon boat

Boat Cruise - Pensioner

We offer a special price for pensioners.

About Blyde Canyon Safaris

Come and explore untouched beauty

Blyde Canyon Safaris, together with the Moletele community, offer scenic boat cruises on the Blyderivierspoort Dam in the Blyde River Canyon.
It is a place of pure untouched beauty and is best seen and experienced from the water on our comfortable, 20-seater pontoon boat. You will be guided and accompanied by our experienced skipper who is a born and bred “Hoedspruiter” with a wealth of knowledge and passion for the canyon.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

When

All Year Round

Where

Jetty at the Blyde Dam in the Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve You can type in Blyde Dam Boat Trip into your navigator and it will take you to the departure point. The large resort in the nature reserve that you can use as a landmark is Swadini Forever Resort.
GPS Points: -24.5334497 30.788605

Charter Guide

Charter Guide

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Yacht Service

Yacht Service

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Fleet Ships

Fleet Ships

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Special Events

Special Events

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Get a unique feeling

Discover the breathtaking views of the Lowveld

The Blyde River Canyon is home to a large variety of wildlife, specifically South African species like the Vervet and Samango monkeys, Chacma baboons, Bush Babies, Black–backed jackals, Bush Pigs, Oribi, and the Grey Rhebuck.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines.”

Shirley Mitchell

Book Your Scenic Blyde Dam Boat Trip

Our Trips

Blyde Canyon Safaris offers you the opportunity to see the famous Three Rondavels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it is supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breathtaking views.

Scenic Blyde Dam Boat Trip

R 260 / per adult

R 150 / years 2-12

Private Blyde Dam Boat Trip

R 2 900 / 1-10 guests

R 4 500 / 11-20 guests

Pensioners Blyde Boat Trip

R 200 / per person

Important Information

What you need to know

We offer daily trips at 7.00 am, 9.00am, 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
Join one of our tours or book the entire boat for yourself at an affordable rate.

Weather

Weather dependent Service. Bad weather policy: we give you the option to reschedule your trip or we issue a refund

What to Wear

Be prepared for all weather conditions. Bring with you a jacket and wear comfortable shoes

Snacks & Beverages

You’re welcome to bring your own refreshments and snacks . Please just be aware that we do not allow any alcoholic beverages on our public trips.

What to Bring

Bring a hat and some sunscreen for that gorgeous African sun. Binoculars are a must for any birders.

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Why choose Blyde canyon safaris

The Perfect Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Book your private Blyde Dam boat trip and bring your snacks and refreshments to celebrate those magical, spectacular moments with your loved ones.
It is a place of pure, untouched beauty and is best seen and experienced from the water on our comfortable, 20 seater pontoon boat.
You will be guided and accompanied by our experienced skipper who is a born and bred Moletele with a wealth of knowledge and passion for the canyon.
“Spectacular boat trip! We went on this boat trip to get a better view of the mountains and the canyon and it was well worth it. It is so beautiful. The mountains, the water and the animals” 

Janine

“Ive done this three times and i will do it again and again!! The scenery is just magical!! The skippers give interesting info and the price is really not bad consider that you get to see an hour and a half of BEAUTY!!” 

Linda

“A fabulous couple of hours cruising down the canyon. Hippos and Crocks and the most stunning scenery. Informative guide and great captain.” 

Louise

“We took the boat cruise on a hot, still day and it was one of the highlights of our African holiday. The scenery was stunning no matter which way you looked, a photographer’s dream.” 

Nottingham, UK

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Hoedspruit

Tourist Attractions

The Blyde Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world. You will see the rare hidden tufa waterfall as we near the end of the Blyde Dam.
A perfect stop from your Kruger National Park safari to complete your African journey and capture, for the avid photographer, some breathtaking scenery photos and many bird species.
We have a few scarce birds seen: African Finfoot, Southern Bald Ibis, African Crowned Eagle and the Narina Trogon bird.

Mpumlanga

Top 10 Natural Attractions

You searched for Mpumalanga activities and you found the best one.

Blyde Canyon Safaris offers you the opportunity to see the famous Three Rondavels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it is supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breathtaking views.
The Limpopo Province has proved to be one of the most exciting birding destinations in Southern Africa. If you are an enthusiastic birdwatcher, the Blyde River Canyon offers exciting discoveries as due to its relatively unexplored habitats.

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The Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon is the largest green canyon in the world, thus making it one of the most visited attractions in South Africa and definitely on the list of activities to do in Mpumalanga.

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Waterfalls

In Mpumalanga, there are tons of waterfalls, which are worth visiting like the Horseshoe Falls, the Lone Creek Falls, the Mac-Mac Falls, the Lisbon Falls and the Berlin Falls.

3

The Genesis Route

The Genesis of Life is located on the Makhonjwa Mountains, South of Barberton. The area has some of the oldest volcanic pieces on the earth with evidence such as Bacteria Microfossils.