The Drakesburg Enscarpment (scenic drive) & Hamilton Parks

The Drakesburg Enscarpment (scenic drive) & Hamilton Parks

After our amazing day at the Kruger it was time to slow things down a little and take the scenic road to the Blyde River Canyon. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world, a beautiful place with the backdrop of the Drakensburg mountain range, it’s just stunning. Top Tip drive to the very top of the scenic route to view the Blyde River Canyon and work your way back to Graskop. After plenty of photo taking we made our way down soaking in the jaw dropping scenery. Next stop was Bourke’s Pot Holes, this is where the Blyde river once raged creating huge whirlpools which cut perfectly cylindrical circles in the sandstone rocks under the water. Today now that the Blyde river is a little less ferocious you can view these amazing perfectly formed circles in the rocks, where the multi coloured red of the sandstone glisten in the sunlight. Next on the drive was the spectacular Gods Window which affords more amazing views of the valley below Top Tip If you are fit and able take the three hundred steps through the small rainforest to the top for a lot more amazing scenery, but beware it is steep and uneven in places. Once you have seen all this amazing scenery, I’m sure that you will want a drink or some lunch, stop in the little town of Graskop with its array of gift shops, coffee shops and restaurants. What a way to spend our last day in this magnificent part of South Africa.

Next I have to mention Hamilton Parks lodge. Now normally I review the places that we stay on trip advisor or but Hamilton Parks needs a special mention in my blog. The place is perfect along with the owners Kurt & Lyn who made our stay just wonderful, we were made welcome right from the start, so much so it felt like home. Kurts cooking was I can honestly say the best food I have had from I do not know when. I need also to make a special mention to Billy the barman (incidentally he does a lot of other things besides) a real top gay I mean guy ((he will know what I mean), who made our nights in the bar great fun. Hamilton Parks will always have a place in our hearts, and we will certainly back and would not hesitate to recommend them. Thanks guys.


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  1. Hi Bob and Jackie
    it was such a pleasure to host you at the lodge, to hear the strories of the day and of your travels, we hope to see you both back here agin in thre future
    Hugs from all of us (and the doggies 😉 )

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