Panorama Route Featured, Travel Region
The Panorama Route is one of the most scenic areas in South Africa, and refers to the escarpment in Mpumalanga Province, where the Drakensberg mountains separate the Highveld to the west from the Lowveld to the east. This beautiful region is a popular tourist destination and is well known for its spectacular views and waterfalls.
* Panorama Route Highlights
- ∞ God's Window view point
- ∞ Three Rondavels view point
- ∞ Blyde River Canyon
- ∞ Bourke's Luck potholes
- ∞ Mac Mac Falls
- ∞ Berlin Falls
- ∞ Lisbon Falls
- ∞ Historical Pilgrim's Rest town
- ∞ The Pinnacle view point
- ∞ Lowveld View
The most central town in the heart of the Panorama Route is Graskop village, but you can also visit the Panorama Route from Sabie, Hazyview, White River, Nelspruit and Hoedspruit. Pilgrim's Rest is another well-known town in the heart of the Panorama Route, nestled between the mountains. This famous little town is a living museum and dates back to the pioneering days of the gold rush of the 19th century.
There are plenty of breathtaking views and waterfalls to admire along the Panorama Route. Some waterfalls are easily accessible, others require a short walk. The most famous view point is probably God's Window. The rock formations carved out by the Blyde River at Bourke's Luck potholes are well worth a visit, and the Blyde River Canyon is reputedly the largest green canyon in the world.
The Panorama Route can be visited en route to the Kruger National Park. If you don't spend a night in the area, the scenic route from Johannesburg to the Kruger Park via the Panorama Route is a long day's travelling, and you will be limited to visiting only some of the view points and waterfalls. The best is to spend one night in the area, possibly in Graskop or Hazyview, and take at least an afternoon and a morning to explore the Panorama Route. You can ask us to arrange this either on a fully guided or self-drive basis.