Blyde river canyon hikes

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Blyde river canyon hikes

Post by Donovan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:44 am

I have recently done a magnificent hike in the Drakensburg, was five days and slept over in caves, needless to say the hiking bug has gotten a hold of me. A few years back I did a hike at the blyde river canyon but was not impressed at all, the hike was from wonderview to bourkes luck potholes. The reason I wasn't impressed was that the hike took us above the canyon and I would rather have done a hike through the canyon. Now comes the reason for my post, does anyone know if there is a 5 to 7 day hike, can be longer, which takes you through the canyon along the river or is it possible to bushwack your way through from one point to another?

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Re: Blyde river canyon hikes

Post by RyanKarate » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:53 am

Deon Breytenbach might help you or point you in the right direction.

He organizes access to the canyon for a ww kayak race every year.

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Re: Blyde river canyon hikes

Post by Gregor » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:51 pm

I've done some exploration along the canyon North of the potholes. The bundu bashing is severe, painful and very slow (stekelbos I think), so definitely not reccommended. Do some research online and in old SA hiking guidebooks. I think one of the hikes is/was called the Blyderivierpoortvoetslaanpad :)

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