Blyde River Canyon and surrounds – Three Rondavels Lookout
About the Birding
The Three Rondavels lookout on the Blyde River Canyon is a highly popular tourist site, overlooking three round-topped mountains similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads. Sometimes also called the Three Sisters, this side overlooks the northern edge of the Drakensberg range and is overwhelmingly beautiful. The site is dominated by montane grassland which hosts a number of high altitude species not found elsewhere on the route.
About the Birding Site
The majority of birders actively plan birding trips to areas where they can either see a large number of birds in a short space of time or around rarities/localized species that would not easily be seen elsewhere. The Kruger to Canyons Birding Route offers both these highlights and a captivating wildlife experience to visiting birders.
Other Related Information
The Three Rondavels Lookout is well worth visiting for an hour or two but can be extremely busy during the weekends. It is advisable to come on a weekday or to visit early in the morning.
Access to the Three Rondavels look out site is from the R532 approximately 15km from the R36 turnoff to Ohrigstad and Hoedspruit. Drive past the access gate and on towards the parking area.