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Panorama Route

Graskop, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Graskop
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked this tour by GAP TOURS It is a private tour in a company car with a professional driver, Edward. The scenery is beautiful. We had enough time to visit all the viewpoints . Edward took us to Harries Pancakes in Graskop for lunch . After lunch we had some time for shopping in the small boutiques in this... More 

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Mpumalanga Panorama Route takes one to the place where the sun rises, as it has been named so aptly. Therefore it is best to drive early from the Nelspruit or White River areas towards places like God's Window, Pinnacle Rock and the potholes at Bourke's Luck to see it in the freshness of early morning before the heat brings... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The tour route was amazing... the scenery was magnificent.... God's window views were breathtaking even in cloudy weather, the potholes were amazing... the views at the 3 rondavals were amazing, you don't realize how beautiful south Africa is until you go to Mpumalanga

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited Three Rondawels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's window, Pinnacle Rock: all breathtaking. There is an entrance fee to all of these: mostly it is minimal and I am happy to pay it for the security afforded by this. Craft work available is great, and sellers are not overly pushy!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We traveled the Panorama route with couple of friends on our Harleys and there is stunning roads and plenty of stopping places to take in the spectacular scenery. Not only do each of these stops offer spectacular views, but the drive itself is amazingly scenic. Panoramic is an apt name because no matter which direction you look, you are rewarded... More 

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78 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From Sabie north to Graskop and on to the Blyde River Canyon, this must be one of the most spectacular drives in the world. We have done this many times, usually splitting into a two day tour, which allows time to take in the scenic beauty that abounds in this area. Day one is usually the falls, Bridal Veil, Lone... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a pretty place (not spectacular) to spend a day driving while you recover from jet lag or to break up a safari vacation. Probably would opt to spend the extra days in Krueger or to go to Capetown if I were doing my trip again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The "Panorama Route" took us along the Blyde River Canyon is now officially known as 'Motlatse Canyon' (road signs haven't been changed yet). It is apparently the largest 'green canyon' in the world. Views are amazing. With Hazyview, Graskop or Sabie as a base, you can visit most attractions in one day. I mention what we did: North of Graskop:... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Panorama Route gives a good overview of the mountain area of Mpumalanga, its mountain views, rivers and waterfalls.

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Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dispite the grey weather the panoramo is a wonderful trip. We made it from Johannesburg towards Kruger. Stayed a couple of days at forever blyde River campsite. Clean , lot of space, nice shady sites

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