Enjoying the Three Rondavels in Mpumalanga

Enjoying the Three Rondavels in Mpumalanga

The Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, South Africa

For our first few days in South Africa, Bob and I were based at Valley View Lodge in Sabie.  Ideally situated enroute to Kruger National Park, the location also allowed us ready access to the sights along the Mpumalanga Panorama Route which takes in all of the Blyde River Canyon.  For us, the most impressive views were had at the lookout overlooking the Three Rondavels.

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Exploring the Bourkes Luck Potholes in South Africa

Exploring the Bourkes Luck Potholes in South Africa

Giant kettles at Bourkes Luck Potholes, in Moremela, South Africa

After lingering at Pinnacle Rock a little longer than we had intended, Bob and I pushed further north on the Panorama Route to check out Bourke’s Luck Potholes.  This landmark location in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, is the site of yet another astounding set of formations within the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Read more

Our visit to Pinnacle Rock in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Our visit to Pinnacle Rock in Mpumalanga, South Africa

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On our first full day in Sabie, South Africa, a drive north of the town to investigate Blyde River Canyon had us putting three landmarks on our list of things to see.  The first one up was The Pinnacle Rock.  This massive freestanding rock towers over the deep ravine carved by the Ngwaritsane River. Read more