The panorama route has its name of course for good reason. Along this route you will find several beautiful viewpoints. Enjoy the view of the Blyde river canyon at the Three Rondavels, see the water swirl in Bourkes Luck Potholes, enjoy the view from God’s Window or view one of the beautiful waterfalls along the route. The Graskop lift has also recently opened, which will take you down 51 meters to the lower forest, or for the daredevils there is the Big swing.
The Panorama route is on your way from Johannesburg to Kruger Park and is therefore a frequently made stopover before the big safari adventure begins. Good base for a day at Panorama Route is Graskop or Hazyview. There are several hotels in different categories here
All year round! The view is not so good on rainy days.
If you set aside a full day for the Panorama route, you have time to view everything, and if you have less time, you may have to make some choices about what to visit and what not. The viewpoints are all around fifteen minutes’ drive apart.
You pay a small admission fee per vantage point, think of 1 to 5 euros per person per stop.
Nice to know
There are some fun facts to tell about the Panorama route. The three rondavels are also called the three sister, after the 3 women of chief Mapjaneng. At the Bourkes Luck potholes the blyde river and the sad river come together. The women stayed behind in the war, it was more expensive long before the men returned and so she mourned (at the sad river). When the women thought that the men would not return, they moved on and met their men again, at the Blyde river.