Blue Canyon Conservancy

About 18 years ago, one man had a dream of creating a Big 5 Conservancy close to Hoedspruit.

The Conservancy falls within the Kruger2Canyons Biosphere region. As such, it enjoys a large variety of trees, plants, birds and animals.

The farms included in this 10 000 ha Conservancy are:

Madrid
Bokmakkierie
Riversdale
Leopards Bend
Maruti,
Essem
4, Essem
Nyumbani Estate
Essembaba, and
Moditlo Estate, which is made up of three farms – Hoedspruit, Moria and Riversdale.

The Blue Canyon Conservancy currently boasts the Big 4 (lion, leopard, elephant and rhino). Buffalo, currently in holding pens, will shortly be released.

Close to the Conservancy are some of the best known tourist spots. Graskop. Blyde River Canyon. Pilgrims Rest. Sabie. The numerous waterfalls. God’s Window. The Pinnacle. And, of course, Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.