Where rivers meet with waterfalls and majestic mountains appear through the mist, nature comes alive in the fairytale land of true wonders. This is Eden, the land of the great BLYDE RIVER CANYON situated at the magnificent Drakensberg escarpment of Mpumalanga. It is the 3rd largest canyon on earth (second only to the Grand Canyon and Namibia’s Fish River Canyon), but the greenest and most alive of them all. The panoramic area of the Blyde River Canyon offers exquisite settings and hosts the rich history of indigenous ethnic communities that settled here during the 19th century. By exploring the PANORAMA ROUTE we follow the trails of ancient Chiefs and uncover the splendour of their kingdoms.
This is a full day exploring excursion on the Panorama Route that comprise a short 3km hike from the upper pools at the top of a massive waterfall to the caves below and the bottom pools of the falls. The area offers an adventure never to forget. The hike takes you to spectacular viewpoints, concealed caves behind a waterfall, hidden potholes, crystal clear rock pools, a fairy forest, and the bottom pools of the falls.
This excursion allows for extraordinary Hiking, Swimming, Tubing and Snorkelling – and the views on the hike are spectacular. Opportunities to explore are in abundance. It never disappoints!
In South Africa, the enormous plains of the Highveld come to an unexpected end at the immense Drakensberg Escarpment. Rivers turn into waterfalls and plunge over its rim and into the misty forests of the 3rd largest canyon on earth – The Blyde River Canyon. FANN FALLS is located on private land in the upper parts of this immense Canyon and is accessible by hiking there only. The starting point of the hike is about 20km from Graskop from where the hike follows the river on a 4 km trail that passes through stunning rock formations and wildlife on your way to the bottom of the falls. Fann Falls is characterised by enormous rock boulders towering from its rock-plated pools and crystal clear water which allows for excellent swimming, tubing and snorkelling. The place is an explorer’s paradise!
Join us on a 1 or 2-day Snorkelling Excursion and discover a world submerged in crystal clear river potholes and waterfall pools hidden on the immense Drakensberg Escarpment. We explore no less than 6 breath-taking snorkelling sites at different locations – in a number of river gorges, on the Panorama Route and even high up inside the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. Along the route, we snorkel the pools of magnificent waterfalls, hike down spectacular river gorges, and visit deserted falls in the upper parts of the Canyon. The tour itinerary is easily adaptable to fit our guests’ available time and fitness levels. For our inexperienced guests, a short practical introduction to basic snorkelling techniques precedes every tour.