Follow the old wagon route down Kowyn’s Pass, venture through the escarpment town of Graskop and take in the breathtaking sights Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Three Rondawels, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and it's magnificent waterfalls,on this half day tour.
- Entrance fees: Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; God’s Window
- Awesome Views
- Incredible Naturally occurring phenomenon
The Panorama Route tour is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and views in Africa if not the world.
The Panorama route is home to the the third largest canyon in the world, Blyde River canyon. Unique from the others, it is the largest green canyon in the world (unlike it’s Fish River Canyon counterpart which to the untrained eye seems barren)
While the most well known part of the Drakensberg Mountains are in KwaZulu Natal, this at the far Northern end of the Drakensberg offering incredible views over the Klein Drakensberg. You will see plenty of Fauna and Flora in this area as it is all National Reserve.
You will also get a chance to stop at God’s Window, a viewing spot on the escarpment of the Drakensberg.
Once you are there looking out across the breathtaking views of the lush indigenous forested ravine 900m below and the Lowveld in the distance, you will understand why it is called God’s Window.
One of the problems with the Panorama route is that one incredible view is followed by another incredible view, is followed by the viewing of an amazing natural phenomenon and then followed by another incredible view.
One of the
phenomenon often missed are Bourkes Luck Potholes.
Swirling whirlpools are formed when the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River. Over the years this has caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. These are Bourkes Potholes named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby.
Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he did predict that large gold deposits would be found in the area. Was this any consolation? we doubt it.
A visit to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to the Panorama route to experience some of the most unique and breathtaking scenery in the world.