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Blyde River Canyon/River cruise in one day?

Montreal, Canada
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Blyde River Canyon/River cruise in one day?

We are staying in Hoedspruit and have read that you can do the Panorama route (God's window and an hour hike to incredible views of the 3 Rondavels and the river dam) in an easy one day "loop" from Hoedspruit but will it be too much to add a river cruise of 1.5 hours and get back to Hoedspruit before dark? We are travelling beginning of March (next month) !

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1. Re: Blyde River Canyon/River cruise in one day?

Do you have more info on this loop? Is it the one that starts from the resort? Where the boat leaves as well?

Montreal, Canada
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2. Re: Blyde River Canyon/River cruise in one day?

Looks like I have answered my own question! Loop was from Hoedspruit along route 527 to R36 and onto R532 all the way down to God's window and then back home on R40. River cruise leaving from Visitor Center which is only 50 min from Hoedspruit so will do it on another day. Thanks Anneke!

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Blyde River Canyon/River cruise in one day?

Yes, the boat cruise is not too far from Hoedspruit (I’d say less than 50 minutes) so better to leave it for another day. There are other fun attractions along the route. The giant baobab tree about 10kms out of town is quite a site. They have a little restaurant next to it that serves delicious pancakes. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab centre is also not too far from the boat launch. If you want somewhere nice for lunch, or to do some shopping, the 24 degrees South facility on the R531 is a great place to stop.

All the best,

Annette | Owner | Nkanyi House

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