Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, February 2014

The Blyde River Canyon in the Lowveld of South Africa s the world’s third biggest canyon, and one of our country’s most diverse and scenically spectacular conservation areas. We had the pleasure of spending four nights at Forever’s Swadini Resort during our recent visit to this beautiful area. The resort has all the amenities you’d […]

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, March 2013

Back to the largest green canyon on earth We headed for the Blyde River Canyon again over Easter 2013 and had a most enjoyable time, as always, being out in nature. In June 2012, we based ourselves at Forever’s Swadini Resort in the lowveld portion of this beautiful nature reserve, and so this time around […]

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve June 2012

The third largest canyon on earth, carved over millennia through the Drakensberg escarpment; standing below and staring up at those spectacular cliffs, hundreds of metres high and millions of years old, brings home the reality of our own comparative insignificance and fleeting tenure on this planet. Considered the largest “green” canyon in the world (the […]

Blyde Canyon – Swadini (19/02/2014)

Today we moved westwards, out of the Kruger National Park and into the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg mountain range, on the border of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. While exploring this scenic area we’ll be basing ourselves at the Forever Swadini Resort, located at the foot of a spectacular rock face.

Chacma Baboon

Papio ursinus ursinus The Chacma Baboon is the biggest wild primate occurring in South Africa. Males can weigh up to 50kg, while females are more lightly built and weigh up to 28kg. Baboons can be found in virtually any habitat, provided there is a reliable supply of drinking water and safe places to sleep at […]

Wild Places Featured

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK Nyathi Rest Camp AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK AUSTIN ROBERTS MEMORIAL BIRD SANCTUARY BLYDE RIVER CANYON NATURE RESERVE Bourke’s Luck Potholes Forever Resort Blyde Canyon Forever Resort Swadini BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK CHELMSFORD NATURE RESERVE DINOKENG GAME RESERVE DLINZA FOREST NATURE RESERVE DULLSTROOM BIRD OF PREY and […]

Humanity…

Sometimes, people get up to some really dumb antics when “confronted” with nature. This crowd of men, women and (most shockingly) children, for example, have trapped something against this building in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. What is it, you may ask? Well, only an extremely dangerous Mozambique Spitting Cobra (no, I wasn’t going […]