Panorama Route
Panorama Route
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RiaD10
Farnborough, UK156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Nice drive but pick only a couple of spots to stop at. I would highly recommend the three rondavels, Lisbon falls and George lift valley. All the spots have an entrance fee. Pack some food to eat on Route because the spots have very little food options and there are no rest stops in between. Graskop is a small town with limited food options. If you plan to stop here overnight know the prices will be high for what is on offer due to its remote location.
Written June 5, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This scenic road is interesting in itself, but of course the main object of attraction is the canyon of the Blyde River. The 26-kilometer canyon itself is of course noticeably smaller than the famous American Grand Canyon or Fish River Canyon in Namibia that I visited in 2013, but unlike them it is covered with subtropical greenery. The most beautiful and transportable place is the bizarre rock formation of the Three Rondavels, where the river Blyde makes a bend. This is the most photo-replicated place on the route. By the way, during the campaign against the colonial past, the Blind was renamed Motlatse in 2005. However, tourists still use the euphonious old name, which in translation from Old Dutch means "glad" or "happy". You will be happy if you are lucky with the weather. I. For example, I got into a fog. In addition to the Three Rondavels (other names Three Wives or Three Sisters) on the R532 highway there are several waterfalls Berlin Falls (R10 per car), Lisbon Falls (R10), unusual Bourke's Luck Potholes,(R55) caves and several observation decks overlooking epic cliffs and valleys (God's Window (R10 per car), Wonder View (free), The Pinnacle (R10). All of the above is problematic to visit in one day. Having rented a car at Nelspruit airport, I stopped for the night in Graskop, as many travel bloggers advised. This town has been known since the time of the famous Voortrekker campaign, when the leader of the Boer settlers, Andris Pretorius, left women here on a "grassy hill" in 1837, if you translate the name Graskop. The town has a good tourist infrastructure, but "dies out" in the evening from 7 pm. The next day I repeated the classic route that thousands of tourists did before me and will do after me. In the morning I went to Three Rondavels, so that after visiting one waterfall, a viewing platform, I could visit Kruger Park, staying overnight in Hazyview.
Written November 12, 2022
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1977gerrie
Johannesburg, South Africa31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
The road is in acceptable condition when we're there after a lot of rain. Markers of sites is clearly marked. Small fees to access most of the water falls. The areas to the waterfalls is clearly marked and clean, definitely a great route to do over a weekend for a road trip to getaway from the rat race
Written February 8, 2021
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AFD22
Algonac, MI147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We took a full day tour with Sable Tours. Our guide was Mike and he definitely knew where to go. The scenery was amazing. We made several stops to see gods window the pool and many other areas that we would probably not found on our own. He knew when to be at the different areas to have the best pictures and lighting. It was an amazing trip. There is so much to see on this drive you feel you want to do it a second time just to catch the things you missed. Will be going back again on our next trip. Just make sure you have the right weather,
Written July 16, 2021
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CH
Bury St. Edmunds, UK285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Weather dependent the views and waterfalls on this route are amazing.
The first time we tried to do this route back in 2017, we didn’t manage to see anything at God’s Window or Lowveld due to the weather and it being cloudy. This time we were lucky to be blessed with excellent weather. The route is easy to follow and as we didn’t do any hikes, we were able to view most of the ‘must see’ views in one day. One thing to take note is that care needs to be taken on the roads at present, the potholes are terrible and could cause major damage to tyres if you hit them. Get the right weather and the views are amazing!
Written March 27, 2023
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Mientjie Pretorius
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Breathtaking, tranquillity, calming.....the list go on and on! A definite for travelers from abroad visiting South Africa. Make sure the weather is good if you don't want to miss the spectacular view over God's Window. Visit the magnificent waterfalls.
Take part in the adventurous events like bungee jumping and zip lining at great the mystic gorge in Graskop. OMW! There is too much to mention! I love it, love it love it!
Written March 14, 2021
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rennie22018
Center Valley, PA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We had a wonderful tour of Blyde Canyon. Our driver, Jeffery, gave us great information about the canyon’s formation and history . He tailored the experience so we could get to the game lodge for the afternoon Safari! He was previously a game tracker and gave us great information about the Kruger Park area and wildlife!
Written September 29, 2023
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Ed Longley
Guildford, UK641 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
There’s a lot of hype about the panorama route, and in most part it’s not really justified.

The first stop was Bourkes Luck pot-holes. At ZAR 220 for a family of 4, you don’t get much.

A small “canyon”.

Litter including flip flops, food packets, nappies and sanitary ware floating around.

3 Rondavels is amazing, but no signage.

Gods Window was shut due to rain (not a fault of the route

Written April 10, 2023
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Vicky de Jager
Pretoria, South Africa509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
What a nice route to take. We started our journey from Mashishing (Lydenburg).

We drove the Long Tom pass to Sabie. we also stopped at the Long tom cannon but be careful it's a bit deserted. It's still a nice piece of history.

Stopped to check out the Sabie waterfall then of to Graskop where we drove up and down to all the recommend stops.
Written February 7, 2022
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lian587449
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Incredible after 30 yrs last visit ,was blown away. Well sign posted, excellent roads to sites. Friendly staff. Sites were clean. Beautiful places to visit .
Written February 4, 2024
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