The Pinnacle, Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
The Pinnacle is a freestanding column of weathered quartzite. Gen and I got there when it was almost sunset, adding to the beauty of the views. This was shot from the Gorge View.
God's Window Rainforest, Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Between the viewpoints known as God's Window and Wonderview, there is a small rain forest covered in sand stone, aloe plants, and crazy trees like this one.
Driving to Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
The landscape was full of interesting rock formations on the way to the big canyon.
Burke's Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Burke's Luck Potholes is where the Blyde River Canyon starts. The two main rivers meet here and carve their way through the rocks, forming a remarkable geological phenomenon, making deep cylindrical holes into the bedrock.
Lowveld View Point, Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Panorama of the Lowveld view point. This is a halfway stop over the canyon, where you get to see the river bend and hear the water below. This viewpoint is 200 meters lower down than Three Rondavels view and will usually have clearer view.
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
None of my photos do this place justice. The view from this ledge was absolutely breathtaking.
This is where you can see the end of the canyon leading into the Blyde Poort dam with the lowveld (low lying land) in the distance. The small mountain in the lower left is called "the Sundial", and you can see the Three Rondavels on the right.