In a word, the Panorama Route is magnificent.
But as spectacular as the never-ending sights and majestic waterfalls of this region are, the panorama route is also a place of mysteries, history and a smorgasbord of rich cultures. Today, it is one of the largest forested areas in South Africa, but in a by-gone era, it was home to gold diggers, fortune-seekers, Voortrekkers, traders and local tribes. Men and women of courage, determination and perseverance, who traversed a rugged territory that’s geographic accolades include the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world, also known as the Blyde River Canyon Reserve.
Highlights include God’s Window, from where you can see all the way to the Mozambican coast on a clear day, multiple waterfalls, and the historical gold mining settlement – Pilgrim’s Rest.
The well-known Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a firm favourite with guests from around the world. The enormous potholes that have been gouged from rock by the flow of water at the confluence of the Blyde (joy) and Treur (sorrow) Rivers are a must see.
The Panorama Route is a visual feast of spectacular sights. But it’s also an exciting historical journey and testament to the endurance of man. The site of triumphs, wars, struggles and deaths resulting from the ambitions, hopes, dreams, loyalties and ultimate frailties of human beings.
Rates: 135 EUR; 2000 ZAR; 150 USD /person *Subject to conversion rate at time of reservation.
Departure: 6h30 (Summer) 7h00 (Winter)
Return: Approx. 18h00 (Summer & Winter).
* All activities can be booked via reservations.