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Panorama Route

Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
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Panorama Route Sabie  South Africa
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Panoramic Route & Drakensberg Mountain Range Sabie  South Africa
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A Surreal Sight Sabie  South Africa
Panorama Route Sabie  South Africa
Panorama Route Sabie  South Africa
Blyde River Canyon On The Panorama Drive Sabie  South Africa
Panoramic Route & Drakensberg Mountain Range Sabie  South Africa
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A Surreal Sight Sabie  South Africa

Panorama Route

From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, you can rent a car and take a beautiful drive along the Panorama Route, a tourism trail that runs north to Hoedspruit. The route passes several natural wonders, including the aptly name God’s Window, a dramatic viewpoint set high above a seemingly endless stretch of rolling green hills. Along the way, you’ll also hit Blyde River Canyon—the third largest canyon in the world. It’s a beautiful place to spend the day driving around, so plan to visit when it’s nice and sunny. Save the hike until the end of the day so you can watch the light shift across the large rock structures that resemble traditional, thatched-roof South African homes, and keep your eyes peeled for the occasional baboon crossing the roadway.

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AFAR Staff
over 4 years ago

Blyde River Canyon On The Panorama Drive

From the Kruger airport you can take a beautiful drive on the Panorama route north towards Hoedspruit. See the dramatic view from God's Window and take in Blyde River Canyon - the third largest canyon in the world. You might also see the occasional baboon crossing the roadway. Beautiful!
AFAR Ambassador
over 4 years ago

Panoramic Route & Drakensberg Mountain Range

It's a long haul from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, so make the best of it. Set out early, and stop often to enjoy the incredible vistas all the way through the arresting Drakensberg Mountain Range. Views upon views open up all around you while you pass through Blyde River Canyon, Africa's spectacular 'Grand Canyon'. Nina Dietzel traveled to South Africa courtesy of South African Tourism, Collette and South African Airways. Her highlights are part of AFAR's partnership with The United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations across the entire globe.
over 4 years ago

Superb view

One of the stops heading back from Kruger National Park towards Pretoria. Superb view and a sheer drop off if anyone is interested in cliff jumping (with a parachute). The view was really breath taking. I will always remember it.
about 4 years ago

A Surreal Sight

Two hours outside of Kruger Park is one of the most geologically stunning areas in South Africa. Blyde River Canyon and the Panorama Route are a must for anyone in the area. The canyon itself -- the third largest in the world -- is so breathtaking in person, you have to blink several times to ensure it's real. Then you drive along the Panorama Route and experience more natural wonders, such as God's Window and Pinnacle Rock. If you're in the Mpumalanga area, it would be a shame to miss out on this beautiful region.
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