Three Rondavels – South Africa

Three Rondavels

The Three Rondavels, a spectacular feature, is a set of three gigantic rock peaks consisting of quartzite and shale which sit on the edge of the Blyde River Canyon, on the Panorama Route, like a rural village constructed by the Gods. The rounded mountain tops were also said to once be known as “The Chief and his wives”, the largest pointed mountain on the right, said to be the King, with his three unruly wives, the smaller peaks to the left.

The rounded iconic bases with their rooftop peaks soar 800 meters into the air above the surrounding mountains. The giant monoliths create phenomenal views with the rounded tops covered in grass and aloes, the sheer rock faces interspersed with lilies and orchids while the base of the Rondavels disappear into lush subtropical forest.

Take your time to soak up the natural beauty of this area, best visited in the dry season when there is less mist around and the views sweep openly across the Blyde River Canyon. Also be sure to stop off at “Gods Window” and “Bourke’s Luck Potholes”

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