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Blyde River Canyon | Panorama Route - Mpumalanga, South Africa (IMG_9921.jpg)

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde means "glad" or "happy" in Dutch, a name derived from a voortrekkers' expedition. The 'happy river' was thus named in 1844, when Hendrik Potgieter and others returned safely from Delagoa Bay to the rest of their party of trekkers who had considered them dead.
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