The Lowveld is a mini paradise packed with diversity. Within this Paradise you will find the Panorama Route. It is a definite bucket list trip as it passes some of Mpumalanga`s most cherished attraction. It is also close to Kruger National Park which is a definite plus when coming from that direction. Here are some attractions you will pass along the way.
Graskop is a very popular little town situated in one of the most beautiful (and widely painted) parts of the Lowveld.
God’s window is situated just outside of Graskop and the name speaks for itself. Just a short walk will lead you to the most spectacular view you have ever seen. After that i would strongly suggest having lunch at Harry’s pancake parlour which is the best pancakes in South Africa by far.
Hazyview is also a beautiful little town. Treat yourself to an air balloon ride and experience the lowveld from above!
Origstad is known as the gateway to Panorama route. Nestled in between the mountains right by the able Erasmus pass this is a breath-taking area with prosperous farms scattered throughout. Very small yet stunning. Visit the renowned Eco Caves when in the area.
Pilgrims Rest is my personal favourite part of the Panorama Route. This entire town has been declared a national monument. Here you can relive the gold rush as everything has been perfectly preserved. Have a lunch at the Royal Hotel and step back into history. More elaboration to come (keep an eye on future blogs).
Blyde River Canyon is a large part of the Route. It is one of the largest canyons in the world.
The most popular part of the Route is the part where you will be driving past a range of waterfalls. They are all stunning and words cannot do them justice.
Bourke’s luck potholes