Blyde River - Mpumalanga, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 24° 40.440 E 030° 48.675
36J E 278519 N 7269382
Quick Description: Blyde River is a river in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces of South Africa. Blyde River Canyon is the Blyde River most spectacular stretch.
Location: Mpumalanga, South Africa
Date Posted: 12/8/2013 9:30:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMJNE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:
Blyde River has a northwards course in steep-sided valleys and ravines of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg, before it enters the lowveld region of the Limpopo province. It has its ultimate origins at around 2,000 m altitude in the Hartebeesvlakte conservation area, to the north of Long Tom Pass. It is approximately 90 km (53 miles) in lenght.

One of the most-visited attractions in South Africa, the Blyde River Canyon is 26 kilometers (16 miles) in length and is, on average, around 800m deep. The Dam itself, when full, is at an altitude of 665m (2182 feet).

At the meeting point of the Blyde River and the Treur River, water erosion has created one of the most phenomenal geological phenomenon in South Africa - the ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’.

Our pictures and coordinates are from the ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ section of the Blyde River. The entrance to the Bourke’s Luck Potholes is at N24 40.377 E30 48.437.

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WILD: no

Number of WILD miles: Approximately 53 miles


Number of SCENIC miles: Approximately 16 miles


River Link: [Web Link]

Number of RECREATIONAL miles: Not listed

Support documentation: Not listed

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