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“Majestic Meander” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panoramic Route Mpumalanga

Panoramic Route Mpumalanga
R532 | Blyde River Canyon, Graskop 1270, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Graskop
Type: Landmarks
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Cape Town
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“Majestic Meander”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just out of the sleepy little town of Graskop one begins a journey into a magnificent landscape that actually comes as quite a surprise. First up, 4 kilometres from the town, turn sharp right and view the Pinnacle, a monolith standing proud above a river and surrounded by lush green vegetation. Don't hang around too long because the best us yet to come. Exit the Pinnacle, turn right and head for God's Window, a few more kilo's up the road. Do not be put off by the steps, the effort is well worth it! There are a few viewpoints take them all in! Do go up through the rain forest and cross the quaint (very safe) footbridges, the view from the top, South-east toward Kruger Park and Mozambique is worth the effort. Afterwards, turn right once more and head for the Lisbon Falls and later the Berlin Falls, both magnificent in their own right. Carry on toward Ohrigstad and enter the large facility containing the famous Bourke's Luck Potholes. Walk down toward the water and cross the little bridges to get the best view if these magnificent natural wonders. Here the Blyde and Treur rivers meet and form natural maelstroms forming the potholes. Once this has been taken in the best is yet to come - the Blyde River Canyon and the 3 Rondawels. Words cannot do justice to the awesome beauty. Allow 5 - 6 hours. Entrance to all sights is R10.00 ($1.00) except the potholes which is R80.00 ($8.00).

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“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The trails to the various viewpoints are well served by maintained footpaths make relatively easy access for most visitors. The views are amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Panorama Drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The road is in perfect condition and the
scenery is breathtaking. The road curves over the mountains
and sometimes it can be misty. Lovely to see.

Visited October 2013
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

smooth drive ,all the way. we drove through friendly towns like hazyview and graskop on our way up from kruger park,good places to stay for the night and eat,spectacular views of the whole canyon,numerous waterfalls,great curio shops...we enjoyed our trip

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

There is so much to see and do, you have many waterfalls to view, Mac falls, Mac Mac Pools, there you can have a picnic, it's stunning. There is Sabie falls, Berlin falls, Lisbon falls, all well worth the visit . There is God window, many many hundreds of stairs to clim, but breath taking views from the top, you have the worlds view near Gods window, feels like you walking in the clouds. Bourkes potholes is a must and cannot be missed if you in the area, that one is wheelchair friendly Most have a small entrance fee from R20 up. I loved every minute of it and would recommend it as a must too anyone visiting mapumalanga .

Visited March 2013
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