One of the country’s most scenic self-drives, the Panorama Route, explores the Mpumalanga highlands, or the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. In these rugged mountains the plateau comes to an abrupt and dramatic halt, falling steeply away into the Lowveld accompanied by incredible views out over the grasslands of Africa.
To describe the natural attractions with the written word is difficult, but people recount being able to ‘touch the clouds’ whilst others have called the route the ‘most beautiful place in the world’.
The Panorama Route’s popularity has much to do with its proximity to the Kruger National Park. It is often part and parcel of any organised trip to the game reserve. But it is also favoured for the access it provides to one of the province’s major scenic draw cards, the Blyde River Canyon.
The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on earth, and increasingly popular with overseas visitors.
Duration: Full Day Tour
Departure from the lodge at 7am. Arrive back at the lodge either before game drive or later.
Includes: Entrance fees per person, return transfers from and to Sausage Tree, packed breakfast from the lodge, lunch, services of a professional tour guide and touring in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.