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Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

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Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

Trying to decide it it is worth it to add a day to our trip to drive the panarama route and check out the canyon. We would be coming our of the Kruger Gate in the morning and want to get back to Nelspruit for a flight the following day.

?? How far is that/how long will that take? The posts/info I have been reading are confusing me.

?? Is it a "must-see" for most? We will probably not make it back to SA.

Our Plan:

4 Days: Cape Town/Cape of Good Hope/Stellenbosch

4 Days: Drive Route 62 to Kynsna and Surf, Dive, Hike, etc.

Last day in Kynsna - Fly from George to MQP & spend the night at airport hotel


Day 1 - Rent a car in MQP and drive to Berg-En-Dal .

Day 2 – Berg-En-Dal Safari - Self-Drive, Organized Night Tour

Day 3 – Skukuza Safari - Self-Drive Morning, Organized Night Tour

Day 4 – Skukuza Safari - Self-Drive Morning, Pack and party!

Day 5 - Fly MQP to J-Burg and fly out that evening to Tampa.


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11. Re: Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

hi Miffstoy - We booked our airline tickets in May, when KLM had a sale for the fall. The end of September worked best for us, so we booked it. Turned out that it was school break week in SA! so when I was looking for lodging at the camps, I just had to take what I could get.

We ended up upgrading our bungalows at Olifants and Skukuza to ones by the river - after our initial booking, the ones along the river opened up when I checked periodically. We really liked those! (and the morning walks!)

when are you leaving?

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12. Re: Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

We are big fans of the Blyde River Canyon and self-driving the Panorama Route. Really glad to see you have discovered this very good collection of attractions and area of South Africa that is so very often overlooked. Here are some suggested drive routes if of use.

Panorama Route



Hope these are useful and that you have a great time in Kruger and the Blyde River Canyon area.

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13. Re: Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

Bustergirl - next August (I know ages away)

Thanks to all for your help. Our itinerary has certainly come together and were really happy with it :)

14. Re: Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon

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