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Canyons with their beautiful natural features offer great opportunities to get away from city life and experience nature taking her own course.
Both the Blyde River and the Fish River Canyon have been declared National Parks and therefore offer the chance of seeing nature in its untouched state.
The Blyde River Canyon:
This is a delightful holiday destination as the canyon creates a relaxing, serene atmosphere. The canyon was declared a nature reserve by the Transvaal provincial administration and work began on recreation facilities.
Horse riding mountaineering and sightseeing are just some of the few activities available.
If this seems a bit daunting there are more "at home" activities such as tennis and bowling.
The Canyon also allows tourists to experience some of the greatest rock formations and water features and this can be enjoyed by following the Panorama Route along the river.
Fish River Canyon:
This is another scenic wonder and for the more adventurous at heart.
It is the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest in the world.
It is truly one of natures masterpieces and since its discovery has become famous as one of the scenic wonders of Africa. Its geological and historical value cannot be undermined. The area south of the canyon was the scene of campaigning between Germans and Namas in 1903.Soldiers graves and other remnants of war can still be seen at Gochas Drift and other places. The canyon is proclaimed a nature reserve and is open to tourists it has a great variety of vegetation and the wildlife is numerous.
If you're looking for excitement this is the place for you.A visit to the canyon also offers great family entertainment with the recent construction of the Fish River Sun.