There are 12 ways to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon by plane, taxi, bus, train, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Hoedspruit  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Hoedspruit (HDS) CPT - HDS

$289 - $887

Cheapest option

Car train, bus  •  37 h 9 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Acornhoek

$126 - $183

10 alternative options

Fly to Ulusaba, taxi  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Ulusaba (ULX) CPT - ULX
  2. Take a taxi from Ulusaba to Blyde River Canyon

$254 - $707

Fly to Ngala, taxi  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Ngala (NGL) CPT - NGL
  2. Take a taxi from Ngala to Blyde River Canyon

$234 - $677

Fly to Skukuza, taxi  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Skukuza (SZK) CPT - SZK
  2. Take a taxi from Skukuza to Blyde River Canyon

$294 - $737

Fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Nelspruit (MQP) CPT - MQP
  2. Take the bus from Whiteriver to Acornhoek

$265 - $687

Fly to Phalaborwa, bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Phalaborwa (PHW) CPT - PHW
  2. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Hoedspruit

$272 - $807

Bus  •  28 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Acornhoek

$136 - $198

Train, drive  •  31 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon

$250 - $292

Train, bus  •  36 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
  3. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek

$322 - $371

Train, car train, bus  •  42 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
  3. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek

$312 - $359

Drive  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon 1134.1 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon is to bus which costs R 1 900 - R 2 900 and takes 28 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon is to fly which costs R 4 200 - R 13 000 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Blyde River Canyon is 1587 km. The road distance is 1814.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Hoedspruit Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon.
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  • Distance: 992.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Blyde River Canyon, South Africa?

South African Airways, CemAir and Mango fly from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon via Pretoria and Acornhoek in around 28 h 49 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Skukuza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Skukuza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Skukuza via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Kimberley, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$216
November - April
$233
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Whiteriver to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Phalaborwa to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ulusaba to Blyde River Canyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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