Hoedspruit Accommodation | Hoedspruit Lodge

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Scenic Activities


The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, and is situated in Mpumalanga Province and forms part of the Drakensberg Mountain Ranges. It is approximately 25 kilometres in length and around 750 metres deep.

The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, and is known as one of the great wonders of nature on the continent.

Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the “Three Rondawels” huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as “Rondawels”.This canyon is part of the Panorama route, which winds its way past the Three Rondawels,  Bourkes Luck Potholes and Gods Window.

  • Full Day Panorama Guided Tour, including Three Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Gods Window. Departing 8am and returning approximately 3pm.
  • Rate includes transfers to/from Bundox along the Panorama Route, entry fees.  Excludes meals & refreshments
  • Daily. Subject to availability & weather. Minimum 2 persons


Follow the pathways of the Limpopo tribes and discover their origins, their lifestyles and their journeys to the present day. Take a tour of this traditional Shangaan Village while learning about the history, family duties and customs of their culture.

Followed by the “Roots of Rhythm” show, a vibrant performance of song and dance, and a traditional African tribal lunch, you’re sure to leave with a deep understanding and respect for the African people.

Minimum of 4 guests. Subject to availability. 


One hour scenic flights into the Blyde River Canyon, will leave you speechless. Professional pilots whisk you in and out of the spectacular scenery, so you can experience the canyon like never before. 

Please enquire at reception for pricing. 


Enjoy the splendor of the third largest Canyon in the world, on a boat cruise. The guide will take you to view a living Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the Three Rondawels. Learn about the natural history of the Canyon and keep a look out for hippos, crocodiles and an array of birdlife.

  • 1.5 to 2 hr boat trip from Swadini Dam.
  • Rate includes transfers to/from Bundox. 
  • Daily at 9h00, 11h00 and 15h00. Subject to availability. Minimum 2 persons


Every morning at sunrise, the balloons depart from launch sites in the Hoedspruit area and come aboard for an experience of a lifetime. The pilots and guides will ensure a safe, enjoyable ride and informs more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

Please contact reception for bookings.


Enjoy the Big 5 game spotting from above – the eagles view! 20 minute flights over game reserves from R650 per person to 1 hour flights through the BLYDE River Canyon or following the might Olifants River for R1500 per person.

Getting there:

At the public airfield behind the Spar Complex. (Hoedspruit civil airport)