Nestled in the heart of Hoedspruit, Moditlo River Lodge offers a gateway to some of South Africa’s most magnificent natural wonders. One such wonder, the Blyde River Canyon is just a scenic drive away.  

The journey from Moditlo River Lodge to the Blyde River Canyon is an enthralling drive, there are 2 alternate routes to choose from one spanning 54,6 km (approximately 1 hr 26 min) via R40 and the other 48.1 km ( 1 hr 13) min via Klaserie Rd/R40 . The scenic route takes you through the picturesque landscapes of Hoedspruit, offering glimpses of wildlife and the unique flora that characterizes the region.

Photo credit: Blyde Canyon adventure centre

What you can expect:

  • Panoramic Views: As you embark on the journey, be prepared to be captivated by the panoramic views that unfold around every bend. The Blyde River Canyon boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa, with towering cliffs, lush greenery, and the meandering Blyde River itself.
  • Three Rondavels: One of the highlights of the Blyde River Canyon is the iconic Three Rondavels. These towering rock formations, resembling traditional African huts, provide a perfect vantage point to soak in the vastness of the canyon and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes: Nature’s artwork is on display at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, where centuries of water erosion have created a series of cylindrical rock sculptures. The unique geological formations make for a fascinating stop during your canyon exploration.
  • Boat Trips and Hiking: Depending on your preference, boat trips on the Blyde Dam or hiking trails along the canyon rim offer different perspectives of this natural wonder. The boat trips provide a serene journey on the dam, while hiking allows you to immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems surrounding the canyon. See details here:

The Blyde River Canyon excursion from Moditlo River Lodge is one of many that is available to you as our guest [ } . This excursion isn’t just a trip; it’s an immersive odyssey, a dance with nature that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. In Hoedspruit, the adventure is not merely a destination – it’s a way of life, and the Blyde River Canyon is a testament to the boundless wonders waiting to be discovered.


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Moditlo River Lodge sits at the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stretch of protected land in close proximity to the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park, and is home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora.
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