The Panorama route is an excellent route to drive on your own. Graskop is where we started and a perfect place to start. From here a full day of interesting sights awaited us. These are the places that were recommended to us and are definitely worth your while.
The first stop along the Panorame route is God’s Window. This is also the only stop that requires some walking. Follow the steps to the top and enjoy the wonderful view of the valley below. But even more rewarding is the small rainforest you’ll walk through; hearing birds chirp when you’re quiet and walking across multiple bridges is plenty of fun.
Bourke’s Kombuis can be recommended on the way back, follow the dirt road down to the river and enjoy a bit of off road experience, because this is where the real Africa starts, right? Through the gravel at the end of the road a local typical African restaurant awaits you. A place where there’s no electricity and where they serve big chunks of meat for those who fancy a hearty meal.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Erosion in the river causes these interesting round shapes in the stone. Bridges for pedestrians connect different parts of the area. We arrived in the midst of the day and were lucky to cool our feet in the stream among the many waterfalls. One of the potholes sure looks like a skull to me.
My favorite viewpoint of the Panorama route is Lowveld. Here I gotten a bit off the beaten track and found a beautiful lonesome spot with breathless views of the valley below.
Probably the most well known place of the Panorama route is the Three Rondavels. What awaits here is a viewpoint with a wide open space of the Blyde River Canyon. And the three mountain tops that look like the typical African huts; the Rondavels.
Still got time and energy left? Around Sabie there are also multiple waterfalls and pools to swim in. By the time we arrived here, we were exhausted. So we were ready to prepare for our next destination; Kruger National Park.