Our specialist guides provide immersive, affordable and memorable full-day trips to Mariepskop and the Blyde River Canyon.  All trips are fully guided in a closed 4x4 vehicle, and our guides specialise in wildlife, photography and birding.

The trip will start with a drive to the bottom of the Blyde River Canyon for a refreshing swim in the river and a picnic lunch, followed by an excursion to the top of Mariepskop (the highest peak in the Northern Drakensberg range).

Mariepskop is famed to being home to three different biomes (savannah, forest and fynbos), hosting more species of plants than the Kruger National Park.  This makes Mariepskop a unique birding experience!

Speak to your hosts when booking, and we'll arrange your access for you. Hiking is also available - pre-booking required.

Recommended for:

  • Families, Couples, Team Building
  • Birding Enthusiasts
  • Photographers
  • Hikers


  • 4x4 vehicle a MUST
  • Duration:  Full Day excursion
  • Entrance fees included
  • Optional Guided Tour Fee -please speak to your hosts
  • Picnic Lunch Included

What to bring:

  • Binoculars and cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats and Sunglasses

Our Team Rating:

  • 5/5