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One of the larger canyons on Earth

"green canyon"

lyde River Canyon is a spectacular natural attraction located in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is one of the largest canyons in the world, and stretches for about 26 kilometers along the Blyde River. The canyon features towering cliffs, deep valleys, lush forests, and an array of diverse wildlife. It is also home to a number of scenic viewpoints, including the famous God's Window, which offers stunning panoramic views of the canyon and the surrounding landscape. Visitors to Blyde River Canyon can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, bird watching, and river rafting. There are also several waterfalls in the area, including the impressive Berlin Falls and the Lisbon Falls.

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Located in Mpumalanga, South Africa

How to get there:

By bus: You can take a bus from Johannesburg or Nelspruit to Hoedspruit, which is the nearest town to Blyde River Canyon. From Hoedspruit, you can hire a taxi or rent a car to reach the canyon.

By car: You can drive to Blyde River Canyon from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. The distance from Johannesburg is around 420 km and takes around 4-5 hours to reach, while the distance from Nelspruit is around 60 km and takes around 1-2 hours to reach.

Once you reach Blyde River Canyon, you can explore the area on foot, by car or on a guided tour. There are several hiking trails, viewpoints, and picnic spots in the area that offer stunning views of the canyon and the surrounding landscapes.

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