Experience the Blyde River Canyon from a different perspective on this boat cruise on the Blyde Dam. Spot hippos, crocodiles, and birds!


Take a boat cruise on the Blyde Dam near the Swadini Forever Resort. And discover the secrets that the Blyde River Canyon has to offer!

The Blyde River Canyon is the only green canyon and the 3rd largest canyon in the world. The canyon supports a large variety of wildlife including numerous fish species, hippos, crocodiles, and bird species. In addition to the wildlife, spot the Three Rondavels and the extraordinary living Kadishi Tufa waterfall from this leisurely boat cruise. Guests may bring along snacks and drinks (no alcohol allowed). Please arrive 40-minutes prior to departure. 

Highlights include:
  • Guided boat cruise on the Blyde Dam in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon
  • View the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall
  • Stand a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, Fish Eagles, and much more wildlife

Duration: Approx. 1 ½ hours. Please arrive 40minutes prior to departure time. 
Inclusions: Guided Boat Cruise.
Exclusions: Excludes the Swadini MPTA Entry Fee (payable direct in cash). Items of personal nature.



You are required to arrive 40 min prior to your trip departure at the meeting point. From where you will be escorted to the boat. There is filming taking place in the reserve and if you miss the escort service to the boat, you will not be granted access.
After the boat trip you will be escorted back to the bridge. Vehicles to leave immediately after the boat trip.
We also kindly ask that pictures videos or any other footage is not taken while driving to the boat. Once on the boat you are welcome to take photos and videos. Due to the filming taking place in the Canyon, we have been asked to respect the privacy of the production.

All the other facilities in the reserve are closed such as:
• Waterfall trail
• Blyde dam wall
• Visitor/Information centre (Visitors Centre)

Daily Swadini MPTA Conservation fees for 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024 (pay direct in cash)
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID)R45 per adult, per day
R30 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport)R50 per adult, per day
R35 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (International Visitors)R90 per adult, per day
R60 per child, per day


Please take note that this boat trip is located 140km from Graskop, 40km from Hoedspruit, and 120km from Hazyview. Make a day of it by adding one of the wildlife rescue centers in Hoedspruit before or after your Blyde Dam boat cruise:


REVIEW: Read all about our consultant Cecilia’s unforgettable experience on the Blyde Dam Boat Trip HERE.


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